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Old 04-16-2017, 08:29 AM
Location: Florida
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Originally Posted by Spazkat9696 View Post
If the OP has a degree why not try to enter as an officer?
Not with a 35 on the ASVAB, she didn't post a GT score but the last I read was a minimum of 110 GT score.

Originally Posted by LBTRS View Post
Because she got a 35 on the ASVAB. Based off of that it would be a safe bet that she's not academically qualified for officer programs.
Not just that but if she can't do a duck walk, she would get eaten alive at Army OCS. First she would have to get through basic training. If she got through that then it's on to OCS at Benning. The combination of academics and PT at OCS would crush her. Lots of running involved. There are 3 weeks in the field of patrols from squad to platoon level, peer evaluations, etc. If she got through that then there would be her basic course and depending on branch, the academics could get ridiculously tough (reminded me of college) combined with rigorous PT. OCS is only 12 weeks. Some of the basic courses are 4+ months long.

Combine the expectations with being away from home, lack of communication, stress, etc. and it doesn't appear that OP has it in her.

I certainly would not want her as a LT in my formation just from what I've read here but I've only got 8 years in as a commissioned officer so what do I know...
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Old 04-16-2017, 10:44 AM
Location: Tampa, FL
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Every American should be given the opportunity to join and contribute to their country's military but it sounds like you don't qualify due to medical reasons. Best to quit pursuing the military if you don't medically qualify.

If you want to serve your country, look into working Federal Service or VA (Hospital for example). Both organizations frequently work side by side with military and you're serving your country and Soldiers at the same time.

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Old 04-16-2017, 11:58 PM
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No one can measure what's in a person's heart. If she gets in then it's time to go to work.
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Old 04-19-2017, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by dmarie123 View Post
I don't want to sound rude, but if you were in pain from doing a MEPS physical and standing for awhile,t hen how are you going to handle standing at attention for hours? You can't shift your weight, move your feet, itch your nose, or even shrug your shoulders. You'll have to stand, heels together, perfectly still, not even moving your eyeballs, for hours in basic training and other events like changes of command. This is why you were disqualified.

What if you have to march for miles in training or combat? How can you do that if a MEPS physical left you in pain?

I'm sorry, but if you're truly symptomatic from having to sit/stand at MEPS, this wouldn't be a good move for you to make. I do with you the best of luck though!
I was wondering the same thing -

I'm very sorry for the OP but I really don't believe the military is going to work out.
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