18X & 37X

Coming into the army and having to learn about the military, regulations, benefits and keeping up with your Selection and QC is a lot to handle.

These question gets asked a lot by people coming into SWCS as an 18X/37X.

Also, check out the Prior-Service 18X FAQ Page.


Q: If I am an 18X and I don’t get selected will I become infantry (11B) since I went through OSUT?

A: If you are an 18X/37X and do not get selected, you will be removed from training and await reclassification at OT. There is a possibility that you could be reclassified as 11B. However, it is more likely that you will be reclassified to the needs of the Army. Here is the current Reenlistment and Reclassification INOUT Calls*

*find the link for the most current information, then scroll down until you see the table): SHORTAGE – Y/N, BALANCED – N/N, OVER STRENGTH – N/Y. CAC Required to view this link



Q: Can I drive while at SWCS ?

A: Yes, you can drive and have your car in most of the parking lots.

Q: Can I ride a motorcycle while at SWCS? Can I drive a motorcycle before Selection?

A: Get with your cadre about this, you will need to get a commander’s letter signed and have your BRC. See your cadre about this.


Q: Where is the SWCS Mailroom?

A: The small entrance to the right of the Bryant Hall main entrance. 


Q: What can I do during free time at Fort Bragg before Selection ?

A: Train using the THOR3 Workouts. Explore Raven Rock, Willmington and Raleigh. Learn a language. Get an AAM for donating plasma at the Blood Donor Center

At Selection:

Don’t Self-Select.

If you don’t make it you will be waiting anyway, so go through with it and if you have given it all you got and it isn’t for you-you will either not get selected or you can decline and get reclassed.

It is all an experience, get as much from it as you can.

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