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Military Medical Standards for Enlistment & Appointment
The disqualifying medical conditions for this area, for enlistment or accessing in the U.S. Armed Forces are listed here
Criminal History Waivers
The number of criminal history waivers granted by each service in 2003 and in 2006. The statistics show the Army is approving significantly more criminal history waivers for enlistment than it has in years past.
U.S. Military Recruiting Statistics
Up to date military recruiting statistics for Fiscal Year 2006, which runs from 1 October 2005 to 30 September 2006
Despite the fact that the number of new recruits who joined the military service has declined from fiscal year 2004 to fiscal year 2005, the number of reported recruiting violations has increased by more than 50 percent, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), which was released on August 14.
Recruit Quality Remains High
The military has been able to fill its ranks without sacrificing quality, DoD's top personnel official told reporters. More than 60 percent of the recruits came from the top half of mental aptitude categories (a score of 50 or better on the ASVAB). More than 90 percent have a high school diploma, which is the best indicator that recruits will stay through their first enlistment.
U.S. Military Recruiting Demographics
The U.S. military is not a "poor man's force." The data shows the force is more educated than the population at large. More servicemembers have some college than the typical 18- to 24-year-olds. On the socioeconomic side, the military is strongly middle class.
U.S. Military Enlistment Standards
There is no right to serve in the United States Military. The Military Services may reject applicants for any reason they deem appropriate. Here are some of the general standards applicable for enlistment in the United States Military.
Recruiting and Retention Statistics
Monthly update of military recruiting and retention statistics for Fiscal Year 2005.
To passersby, a $150,000 custom-built motorcycle might not have much to do with the Air Force, but recruiters beg to differ. The motorcycle may not have a military function, but it has a social one - it is a bridge, an icebreaker, something that drew NASCAR Pepsi 400 racegoers to the Air Force display here at grounds of Daytona International Speedway on July 2.
Military Recruiting Goals for May 2005
The Defense Department released May 2005 recruiting and retention statistics for all four services today, providing a departmentwide manpower picture.
U.S. Military Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions about joining the United States Military.
It's Off to MEPS We Go!
A First-Hand account of visiting the Mlitary Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) in New Orleans, LA.
The Perfect University
The perfect university has high academic standards, moral discipline, free tuition, free meals, and free room and board. Impossible? Nope. The United Statres Military Service Academies fit the bill perfectly.
Boot Camp Challenge
Part 3 of the Interactive challenge to make it sucessfully through military boot camp. In part 3, Private Joe finds out that the military runs on paperwork.
Military Medical Standards for Enlistment & Commission
These pages list medical conditions which are disqualifying for entry into the United States Armed Forces. The information is derived directly from Department of Defense (DOD) regulations and instructions.
Services Meet FY 2004 Recruiting Goals
All of the U.S. Military services, with the exception of the Army and Air National Guard met their recruiting and retention goals for Fiscal Year 2004 (which ended on September 30), according to Department of Defense (DOD) recruiting documents.
Basic Training Vaccine
DoD is working to field a new vaccine designed to combat a virus that has plagued military basic training since World War II. The adenovirus vaccine is slated to become available for servicemember use in 2006.
The ASVAB Just Got a Little Harder
The Armed Forces Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), the basic test used for enlistment in the United States Armed Forces, just got a little harder. Well, not really -- the questions aren't any harder than before -- what's changed is the method used to compute the overall ASVAB score.
Coast Guard Advanced Enlistment Rank
Certain categories of personnel can enlist in the United States Coast Guard, and receive advanced paygrade status.
New Asthma and ADD/ADHD Policy
The Department of Defense has softened their medical qualification standards for cases of childhood asthma, and history of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
If you are planning on joining the military and planning on getting married, there are certain advantages (as well as some disadvantages) to tying that knot before you leave for basic training.