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Old 04-25-2018, 05:04 PM
 
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I'm 39, turn 40 in about 3 months. Would love to enlist into the Navy active duty now that the age limit has increased. I know I have to ship out before my birthday as part of my age qualification. Do I have time?

I've thought about seriously enlisting in the past, but I wanted Active Duty not the Navy Reserve.

TIA
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Old 04-25-2018, 05:19 PM
 
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I think you're out of time.
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Old 04-25-2018, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Hard aground in the Sonoran Desert
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If you're qualified without needing waivers and you're willing to ship with any available job you probably have a shot. If you have enlistment issues and are picky about a job you don't have a shot.

Go talk to a recruiter and get started tomorrow if you want to do this.
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Old 04-25-2018, 06:24 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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I hope you're in shape.
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Old 04-25-2018, 06:27 PM
 
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If you're qualified without needing waivers and you're willing to ship with any available job you probably have a shot. If you have enlistment issues and are picky about a job you don't have a shot.

Go talk to a recruiter and get started tomorrow if you want to do this.
Iíll list my preferences but yeah Iíll do anything I need to do. Left a msg for recruitment, Iím gonna head over there and see if I can catch someone. I donít believe I need any waivers, no medical hx, no criminal hx, no weird tats, no collections/bankruptcy, wife and 2 kids which I believe is the dependent limit w/o waiver.

I was raised by an old Sailor this would be a dream come true.
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Old 04-25-2018, 06:30 PM
 
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I hope you're in shape.
Iíll make the height/weight limit. Iíve done cardio/weights for years now I can definitely make the fitness standards.
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Old 04-26-2018, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Good luck, you better jump on it fast.
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Old 04-26-2018, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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Cutting it close, but you can always give it a shot.
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Old 04-26-2018, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee, WI
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I'm 39, turn 40 in about 3 months. Would love to enlist into the Navy active duty now that the age limit has increased. I know I have to ship out before my birthday as part of my age qualification. Do I have time?

I've thought about seriously enlisting in the past, but I wanted Active Duty not the Navy Reserve.

TIA
Don't waste another day on forums, go to the recruiter...
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Old 04-26-2018, 04:21 PM
 
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Your biggest problem is going to be your health, at age 39. Good luck. Go talk to the recruiter today!

PS I think the Air Force also has the limit set to 39.
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