- 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
Accept all physically,mentally able
- I am 41, mother of daughter 21, son 16. I enjoy pretty awesome physical/mental health. Why shouldn't I have option to serve my country? If my son must be available, if necessary, why shouldn't a willing parent be utilized also???
- so i served had a bad run i rushed it and soon felt all the past issues slam me hard when i was gone was discharged, have been tryin to re enlist for almost a year now and am finally being given the chance i just hope that stupid history of depression doesnt fuck it up... yeah at 16 and ur dad is terminally ill of course youre depressed thats not a hard thing to comprehend is it?
- —Guest pfc johnson
- I Think they're just right except for things you cant control. Not being able to join because you dropped out of school or didn't exercise? You're fault. Not being able to join because you have glasses or are too tall? Doesn't seem right. (On a side note does anyone know I they'll let you be a pilot with contact lenses?) I know the worlds not fair though so don't bother with that response
- —Guest Pilot
Yea I Rant. It really shouldn't matter.
- Okay, so the military want's men and woman and boy do they need them fast, but on the other hand, hey how can some people join, if they drop out of school? Well certainly you must have a GED and 30 hours of collage, hmmm and you have to pay for collage, so Uncle Sam, Reduce the high standards, and let us American Citizens In. Or just loose the war because Mrs. Becky cant go anywhere today in Iraq, she broke a nail, and jimmy has a problem on his Apple macbook pro so, so looks like you have a hold up....hmm open the Mother F#*&n Doors man! Let us in, or just loose the war bra, your choice, be a D*#k or be plan and simple and let us fight for our country, to where you don't have to be "this" tall to ride "this roller coaster", indeed.
- —Guest Dawg Tag
too strict on ADHD/ADD
- they're way too strict on ADHD/ADD i think as long as u dont have uncontrollable impulses and can focus long enough to learn ur job u should be fine
- —Guest a future marine
loss of experience
- The Military looses from age restrictions because more experienced people are prevented from serving their country. I, for example, served when I was 18-21 and then embarked on a career which has left me satisfied. However, many my age wish to do something that 'matters' now more than when we were 18-21. The benefit of my 'life' experience is lost to those whom could most benefit-- the 20-somethings...
- —Guest LibertyTrooper
- Standards are too tough, surplus of able bodied citizens who would benefit the military, but age restrictions won't allow enlistment of such individuals.
- —Guest military aspirations
- I have a high school diploma but I got it through vocational school which means I paid for it to take a test and found out the school I got it from wasn't a credited or whatever so when I went to talk with a recruiter for the Marines the recruiter told me that, that wasn't um Valid High School Diploma so to go get on 16 college credits or whateveror come back with a high school diploma .... why the f*** don't accept the GED man! is that something wrong or what
- —Guest suck.it.
something I can do
- Im n better shape phisicaly and mentally than most of the young men at my job, as is one third of the drivers here(UPS). I can retire at 55 yrs.
- —Guest B.F.Fitzgerald
- are you really that gun ho about spending the next 8 years being bossed around by incompetent NCO that are half your age.
- —Guest stopcrying
- I think if your physically fit to serve your country, and you can pass the test, don't worry about my age. Serving my country at 41 is still the desire of my heart, but I can't!
- —Guest t hofler
- I've been trying to enlist in the Marines since my teens. I've talked to several recruiters and even with a GED, college credits are still required. I'm now 30 and still interested in joining too many requirements. I'll serve with honorgiven the chance, please respond for potential service
- —Guest julious
- I was in OEF with the finest, USMC 2nd LAR. I can honestly say, if given the opportunity to join active at 48yo I would live up to the creed of a United States Marine. Stay strong..U.S.M.C. God Blesses what man fears. r/s, Bluewolf
- —Guest bluewolf