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What is the maximum age to become an officer in the Military?

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Question: What is the maximum age to become an officer in the Military?
Answer: By law, the maximum age for a commission is age 35. This is because a military officer must be able to have 20 years of service, to be retirement eligible by the maximum retirement age of 55.

There are some exceptions: Military medical officers can be commissioned up to the age of 47 (they also don't have to retire by age 55).

Those with prior service can sometimes receive a waiver (as long as they can retire with 20 years of military service by age 55).

Aviators (Pilots and Navigators) have different age requirements, that are specific to the service.

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