Raising this topic from the dead:
I too once a Cadet and would like to take advantage of the IPC credit. However reading through DAOD chap. 5000, I cannot find anything that states the incentive was carried over. I haven't yet had the time to do a search on the DWAN (and likely I won't be able...
If WW3 happens, the super secret black ops unit JTF-69 (the stealth scuba tomahawk warfighter squadron so secret even JTF-2 through 68 don't know we exist) promised me a spot as a Machete CQC Technician.
That was even before they swore me into the reserves.
I forgot my "Experiences May Vary" disclaimer. Sorry.
I had the prescription done, papers filled, and had confirmation that the order was complete and it took over a little over 7 months to receive them. Then again, I am a reservist.