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Old 03-15-2017, 08:04 AM
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Location: Kansas
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I am convinced there is more to the story than we are getting. I can't help but wonder whether or not the young man even went to the testing at all wondering if joining the military is his idea or the idea of someone else. Also, the failing the ASVAB by a good student.

I always found both the Army and Air Force recruiters working very hard to meet the needs of the applicants. I was once stranded at the train station in Detroit during a snowstorm going up for a physical and my recruiter worked to get ahold of someone during the storm, a high ranking AF member who came and picked me up. It was a nightmare, I was just totally lost on what to do. All the times I dealt with both, I watched the recruiters being professional and helping out in every way they could.

I don't know, the story just doesn't sit right. I worked with my older son to get into the military, choose a branch, work with a couple of different recruiters, and this just seems odd.

I would rerun everything by my son about the events. I would have already called the recruiter here in question the day after I picked up my son to get his side of the story and if it matched my son's, I would talk with the supervisor of that recruiter to express my disgust with the process.
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Old 03-16-2017, 08:37 AM
 
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I disagree that you can't get better at taking the ASVAB. I recommend that your son gets a copy of an officer test booklet, so he will learn above and beyond what is on the ASVAB. The math from the AFOQT for example is much more difficult than what's on the ASVAB, so when he takes the ASVAB, the question will look easy in comparison to what he's been studying.

This is just a testament to how poor public schools must be.
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Old Yesterday, 11:54 PM
 
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I'm not saying this didn't happen to your son, but him not scoring high enough on the ASVAB, but yet able to enroll in college, seems strange to me.

I took the ACT and scored a 22, which is very average and in some cases, below average. That score of 22 is laughable to a good school. But when I took the ASVAB, I scored extremely high, 99 in some categories.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that the minimum required for the Air Force is only 36, which in my opinion, would be extremely easy to get to if a student is able to complete college level work.
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Old Today, 07:38 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I'm not saying this didn't happen to your son, but him not scoring high enough on the ASVAB, but yet able to enroll in college, seems strange to me.

I took the ACT and scored a 22, which is very average and in some cases, below average. That score of 22 is laughable to a good school. But when I took the ASVAB, I scored extremely high, 99 in some categories.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that the minimum required for the Air Force is only 36, which in my opinion, would be extremely easy to get to if a student is able to complete college level work.
You are correct, if the line scores qualify an individual for jobs. Sometimes we can work with a 36, sometimes you can score a 46 and we can't work with it because of line scores. A 50 is the standard we look for.
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Old Today, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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Skinhead, Skinhead.
Do not feel blue.
My recruiter screwed me too.
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