Not too tough.
- The military is not to tough cause if they start getting wimpy then we all loose.
- —Guest Chuck T.
It's acceptable everywhere!
- •Be A “Disneyland Dad” & Let An 11 Yr Old Stay Up Until 1 Am Gaming! Completely Disregard That He Has Sleep Apnea & ADHD, When U Allow 15+ Hrs Of Marathon Gaming! •When He Gets Tired, Give Him A Monster Energy Drink @ 160mg Caffeine (Even Though The Monster Website Advises No Child Under 14 Consume Their Drinks) •Take Every Opportunity To Prove To The Courts: The Court Orders, Laws & Rules Of Common Sense Don’t Apply To U. ****U Won’t Get In Trouble…..You’re Military*** Even Though U Are Required To Raise Your Right Hand & Take An Oath To Tell The……Don’t Be Fooled Into Thinking U Actually Have To Or That It Really Matters To The Judge If U Lie. I Thought There Were Consequences For Lying Or Submitting Fake Documents To A Court…. BOY, WAS I WRONG! While Enlisting, You’re Required To Raise Your Right Hand & Swear: To Have Honor, Integrity & Values. It’s Just A Formality, Not Conduct U Are Not Required To Live By. U Can Behave In The Same Manner, As Any Other Deadbeat That Wanders
- —Guest Shawna Owens
It's acceptable everywhere!
- Want To Lower Your Child Support? Then U Should Join The Military!! In Sonoma County Family Courts Of CA., U Can Safely & W/Out Fear Of Consequence: •Deny Paternity & Demand Your Right To An Unnecessary DNA Test. *It’ll Get U Out Of The Responsibility Of Supporting Your Child, For Well Over A Year.* •Become A Medic In The US Navy & Deny Your Infant Son Access To The Military's Free Health Ins. •Illegally Claim Him On Your Taxes & Demand A Tax Return For A Child U Had No Visitation Or Custody Of. •Refuse To Help Pay For His Braces, Any Of The Sports He Plays Or A B-Day Party. •Demand More Visitations & Claim How Important It Is For U & Him To Get To Know Each Other. •When U Get It, Submit Fake Travel Receipts To Get Your Support Obligation Reduced, Then Don't Come See Your Child. **Don't Worry, You'll Still Get The Reduction, You're Military!!*** •Wear That Costume With Pride & Refuse To Remember The Oaths U Took @ Enlistment.
- —Guest Shawna Owens
- I don't think that enlistment should be determined by education level. it should be determined based on asvab scores, physical fitness, hard work, and dedication. not Mr Joe college. what good does 15 college credits do when you're going for a job in which you're going to be risking your lifestyle. the military ought to depend on intellect more than dumb ass degrees and certifications.
- —Guest Joshua
- I feel like everyone goes through a point in their life when antidepressants can help them. I had a buddy who spent 5 years on antidepressants and he got in but I spent less than a year on them and recruiters won't return emails, calls, or see me. It's bs because I want to be a Marine officer.
- —Guest Futuremarine
- The standards to join is BS!!! I have a GED an can not join I quit school because I was busy with Olympic boxing when I was younger an wasnt able to be at school a ged is supposed to be looked at the same as a high school graduate
- —Guest Army101
can it be done?
- If I enlist in the army at 33 and serve 2 years can I then enlist in the Marine Corpse?
Older citizens & the reserves & military
- I feel a strong need to contribute to the military at this time of war, especially since many of my family members are serving, but the military will not accept my help, because I'm 52 years of age. I have a Bachlor of Science in Accounting; graduating at the top of my class, from the University of Central Oklahoma. The last position that I worked, for 11 years, was as a civil servent for the State of Texas. I was an accountant that performed audits on some of the largest taxpayers in the country. I know that with my experance and education I could be an asset to the mility, but not on the front line. I belive it's very wrong since, to not allow me to contribute since I can't retire with Social Security until I am 72 years of age, twenty years from now. They need to allow us older citizens to serve, since I know that even the military needs goods accountants. Is there anything that I can do about this situation? I just want the a chance. Help me out, if you have any ideals.
- My mother adopted my two nieces and later, I also became their Guardian. After finishing my Masters in Electrical Engineering, I decided I wanted to go in and join the reserves. I was told that I'm defined as a single parent because I have any type of Custody and I'm single. I basically needed to get married to join. I speak 3 languages and have a College Education. I can't see how I couldn't have served my country. To add to it, I have 8 years of experience working on Military Networks.
- —Guest Guest
Too tough on single parents
- I am able bodied, fit, and more than willing to serve my country. I am a single parent of 2 daughters. I have more than enough family who currently help me with my kids. Their father is still alive. I don't see why I can't join and give myself and my kids a BETTER life. I shouldn't have to sign over custody just to join. Whether I am married or not changes absolutely nothing. That is a technicality. I would be a good soldier. I'm educated, smart, determined, and wiser now that I am 30. I have the help with my kids; I just need a chance. It's just bs. I was a child at 18. Now, I am prepared and willing for the responsibility.
- —Guest Bonnie C
Basic Train is to easy.
- Be a teacher if you want to serve. If you can't function at a minimum wage job while earning HS diploma and supporting yourself WE DON'T NEED YOU.
- —Guest retired army
Reason for Age Limits
- When I was in the army, I was told the reason for age limits was because someone in their late 30's or older were harder to train. They had to tear down the civilian then build up a soldier. I actually think the minimum age should be 21 because anything under that is too immature to know what they want. However, the military likes them young, green and without a criminal record.
- I agree in time of conflict you allow people that are not graduates in and extend the age limits. Here is the reality, the DOD is in draw down mode and can be picky. The big picture on people wanting to serve and not finishing high school or a GED THE ARMY sees you as a bad bet in a time of shrinking the force. They say they dropped out of something easy what makes you think you can hang in something that is not easy. I disagree with any aditional standards for people that for one reason or another didn't finish high school but showed an internal drive to get a GED. That is called initiative we like that in the army. The worst enlisted candidates are college grads. They come in as specialist and have the understanding as the private standing next to them. This is the quote I hear from all of them, "I came in to get my student loans paid." The hard facts is it doesn't take a genius to fight, but it does take intellect to lead. If you really want to serve I wish all of you the best.
- —Guest Camdawg
- I believe age limits should stay as they are,the one thing I would to happen is more of added incentive to make the service a career.
- —Guest Robert Koski
are military standards too tough,too lax
- i think the military standards are just about right because i joined the military the army national guard back in 1989 and i was injured sufferd left knee injury and was medicaly discharged i was overweight when i joinedand 31 years of age
- —Guest kevin l rickard