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Old 01-28-2012, 01:38 PM
 
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I am interested in joining the military. With these qualifications, will I be able to join the military?

I am a 10th grader who will become 17 in May.

Am I going to be able to join the military?

Edit: Don't give me the 'focus on your schoolwork' bullcrap because I am already planning on doing that if I am able to join the military.
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Old 01-28-2012, 01:47 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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We don't allow "bullcrap" on this site...

You will need your parents permision to join at 17 years of age.

It will depend on your ASVAB scores.

It will depend on your civilian education. You most likely need to be a High School graduate.

You should go talk to some Recruiters...


Rich
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Old 01-28-2012, 04:53 PM
 
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I am interested in joining the military. With these qualifications, will I be able to join the military?

I am a 10th grader who will become 17 in May.

Am I going to be able to join the military?

Edit: Don't give me the 'focus on your schoolwork' bullcrap because I am already planning on doing that if I am able to join the military.
Right now no...

You will need your high school diploma and a qualify asvab score. Or a GED with "30 not sure" hours of college credits is accepted in lieu of the diploma.

What do you want to do in the military anyway?
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Old 01-29-2012, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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A recruiter will be able to give you the most accurate answer to your question.
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Old 01-29-2012, 08:30 AM
 
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Read the news, the military is downsizing. While there will still be a need for new recruits, services will need to be more selective. No HS diploma or GED puts you at the bottom of the pile.

Focusing on your schoolwork shouldn't be contingent on being able to join the military. Focusing on your schoolwork should be your main concern....period.

If you consider that "bullcrap", then there's nothing we can do to help you.

But as others have suggested, speak to a recruiter.....then go back to your schoolwork.

I'll also add that if you think schoolwork is going to end in the military, you don't have any idea what the military is about.
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Petticoat Junction
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Edit: Don't give me the 'focus on your schoolwork' bullcrap because I am already planning on doing that if I am able to join the military.

Edit: I had some advice to offer till I read this. Good luck, kid.
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Old 01-30-2012, 09:18 AM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Read the news, the military is downsizing. While there will still be a need for new recruits, services will need to be more selective. No HS diploma or GED puts you at the bottom of the pile.

Focusing on your schoolwork shouldn't be contingent on being able to join the military. Focusing on your schoolwork should be your main concern....period.

If you consider that "bullcrap", then there's nothing we can do to help you.

But as others have suggested, speak to a recruiter.....then go back to your schoolwork.

I'll also add that if you think schoolwork is going to end in the military, you don't have any idea what the military is about.
No kidding. Even if you are going to be a "grunt", there is still a lot to learn. As I recall, basic training included more classroom time than marching time!

Back when I went into the Army, testing was a huge part of the process. Having a high score (then called a GT score, now called something else), allowed you to have a better choice of what you wanted to do. Low scores = cannon fodder, High scores = primo jobs.

20yrsinBranson
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:23 AM
 
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Listen young buck the first thing you need to do is take that chip off of your shoulder. Your coming to a message board or even a source of information that has people with life experience. At this moment a high school diploma may not seem like a big thing but ask most anyone who has been out of high school for a good amount of time and most if not all would say they wished they had taken it more serious.

When you join the military it's a system of constant training and to advance yes there is testing involved. In the working world it's becoming more and more competitive especially in the upper income professions or if you have a license of some sort there's a constant thing called continuing education. So don't for a moment think the test or learning requiremrnts in life stop after high school.

So with all that being said when your looking at the military when your thinking about going in also consider how marketable the job will be if you decide to get out. There's not a big market outside of the military for a tank driver. Military or not finish high school and pump up those grades because sometimes there in life an employer may/will ask what percentile were you in at HS?

Good luck..
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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I am interested in joining the military. With these qualifications, will I be able to join the military?

I am a 10th grader who will become 17 in May.

Am I going to be able to join the military?

Edit: Don't give me the 'focus on your schoolwork' bullcrap because I am already planning on doing that if I am able to join the military.
focus on your schoolwork
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Old 01-30-2012, 01:00 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Having a high score (then called a GT score, now called something else), allowed you to have a better choice of what you wanted to do. Low scores = cannon fodder, High scores = primo jobs.

20yrsinBranson
The Army still uses the GT scores. It's probably still the one most Army score to begin some type of qualification. The Army converts the ASVAB subtest scores into their own scores. The Army GT score (General Technical) is now derived by combining the ASVAB VE score and AR score.

Rich
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