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Old 05-22-2013, 09:53 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Originally Posted by JerzyGiant View Post

I have a question regarding entry into the service. Where would be the right place(or person) to ask this question?. Maybe you could answer it?.

I don't want to waste a recruiter's time if i am too old but i have questions. Myself and a nephew of mine want to join, my nephew has questions regarding minimum education level.
You can look through the various recruiter web sites which I listed below or you can look through existing threads for the titles, or you can just ask. Each service has different age limitations for entry...


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Old 12-05-2013, 08:04 PM
 
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List of veterans' organizations
Updated 05 Dec 2013


 
Old 03-24-2015, 05:24 PM
 
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Default The Reserve Officers' Training Corps

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) is a college-based program for training commissioned officers of the United States Armed Forces. ROTC officers serve in all branches of the U.S. armed forces (although the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Coast Guard do not have their own respective ROTC programs, graduates of ROTC programs do currently serve as Marine Corps and Coast Guard officers).

Overall Description: Reserve Officers' Training Corps - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Individual service websites:
Army ROTC: ROTC Scholarships and Requirements | goarmy.com
U.S. Air Force ROTC Official Website
Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Home Page
 
Old 03-31-2015, 01:24 PM
 
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Default Military Service Obligation (MSO)

Military Service Obligation (MSO)

Everyone who enters in the United States Military incurs a MINIMUM eight-year service obligation.
Specifically:

DoD Instruction 1304.25, August 25, 1997, Fulfilling the Military Service Obligation (MSO) This is a PDF file

Quote:
It is DoD policy under 10 U.S.C. (reference (b)) that:

4.1. Every person, on initial entry into a Military Service, shall serve a total of 8
years, to be fulfilled, in accordance with this Instruction.

4.2. The MSO for any person whose initial entry into a Military Service is on or
after June 1, 1984, shall be for a period of 8 years from the date of enlistment,
appointment, or, when authorized by law, induction.
(added 31Aug2013)

The eight year obligation was in Department of Defense INSTRUCTION NUMBER 1304.25 dated August 25, 1997. I don't know when it took affect.

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Old 04-22-2015, 09:11 AM
 
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Default Public Access To Military Personnel Information

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Covering courts-martial: Finding the docket | Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Covering courts-martial: Finding the docket

"Reporters' First Amendment right of access to military judicial proceedings encompasses the right to know what cases and proceedings are pending and when they are to be convened, said attorney Matthew Freedus, a partner at Feldesman, Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP in Washington, D.C., and a former Navy judge advocate."

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Air Force Judge Advocate - Frequently Asked Questions

"Your fingerprints are also probably on record with the FBI. Also, your court-martial proceedings are public record, available to the public through FOIA requests (subject to certain redactions)."

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Read more : How to Retrieve Court-Martial Records | eHow

"The federal Freedom of Information Act allows members of the public to access military personnel information without the need to obtain prior authorization from either the service member or his next-of-kin. The type of information you can obtain as part of the officer's file includes his dates of service, branch of service, salary, and military education level. The file will also include transcripts of any court-martial proceedings. Some information, such as national security secrets, are exempt from the FOIA and will be redacted from any records you receive."

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Ordering Courts-Martial Transcripts and Military Investigative Records | Swords to Plowshares

Ordering Courts-Martial Transcripts and Military Investigative Records

OrderingCourts-Martial

If you request courts-martial transcripts or military investigative records under the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the agency processing your request must reply within 20 working days.

The agency is permitted to send you a letter or postcard saying it needs more time to comply, and thatís what it usually does. If you still havenít heard anything a month after you submit your request, youíll need to contact the agency again.

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Old 07-18-2015, 08:54 AM
 
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CID romance scam information

A portion of the article:

Quote:
Online Romance Scam Information

Army CID is warning anyone who is involved in online dating to proceed with caution when corresponding with persons claiming to be U.S. Soldiers currently serving in Afghanistan or elsewhere.

Army CID receives hundreds of allegations a month from victims who state they got involved in an online relationship with someone, on a legitimate dating website or other social media website, who claims to be a U.S. Soldier. The "Soldier" then begins asking for money for various false service-related needs such as transportation costs, communication fees, marriage, processing and medical fees. Victims of these online scams have lost tens of thousands of dollars, with a very low possibility of recovery.
 
Old 10-02-2015, 10:20 AM
 
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Default Military Birthdays

Military Branch Birthdays
U.S Army - June 14th, 1775.
U.S. Navy - October 13th, 1775.
U.S. Marine Corps - November 10th, 1775.
U.S. Coast Guard - August 4th, 1790.
U.S. Air Force - September 18th, 1947.

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Old 10-02-2015, 10:20 AM
 
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Default Officer Programs

Check all the Officer Program possibilities:

U.S. Army Warrant Officer and Commissioned Officer Careers

U.S. Air Force - Officer


U.S. Navy - Officer

U.S. Marine Corps - Officer

U.S. Coast Guard - Officer
 
Old 11-05-2015, 10:48 AM
 
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Default ADHD And The Military

An article I thought was interesting...


ADHD and the Military

Can Individuals with ADHD Join the Military?

Finding accurate information about whether or not individuals with ADHD can serve in the military is a challenge. CHADD and the NRC often receive questions from parents or teenagers who want to know whether a diagnosis of ADHD or taking medication to treat ADHD disqualifies someone from entering the military service. This challenge is compounded by the fact that military recruiters who have monthly recruitment quotas they must meet, often give incomplete, contradictory, or inaccurate information.

So, the simple answer to this question is ... maybe.

Enlistment in the military is a multi-faceted process and there are numerous eligibility criteria which a potential soldier, sailor, airman, or marine must meet. These criteria fall into two main categories: (1) skills and aptitude for military service; and (2) physical standards for military service. These criteria are evaluated at the Military Entrance and Processing Station (MEPS) when an applicant seeks to enter the military.

The article continues...
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Old 11-05-2015, 10:48 AM
 
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Default ADHD And The Military

For each branch, there are slightly different enlistment requirements:
To join the... You must:


Air Force

Be between the ages of 17-27. *
Have no more than two dependents.
Pass the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude test. (Minimum AFQT Score: 50)

Army

Be between the ages of 17-34. *
Have no more than two dependents.
Pass the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude test. (Minimum AFQT Score: 31)

Coast Guard

Be between the ages of 17- 39*
Have no more than two dependents.
Pass the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test. (Minimum AFQT Score: 45)
Have a willingness to serve on or around the water.

Marines

Meet exacting physical, mental, and moral standards.
Be between the ages of 17-29. *
Pass the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test. (Minimum AFQT Score: 32)
Women are eligible to enlist in all occupational exception of combat arms specialties: infantry, tank and amphibian tractor crew.

Navy

Be between the ages of 17-34. *
Pass the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test. (Minimum AFQT Score: 50)
Women are eligible to enlist in all occupational fields, with the exception of serving in the Navy Seals or on submarines.


* Age limits vary based on active-duty, prior service, or reserve. In addition, 17-year old applicants require parental consent.

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