- I think the age limitations are too strict they should be relaxed.
- —Guest Rich Owen
GED. . .Uexpected CHANGE.
- i was forced out of school, my stepmom sent me to Mexico and LEFT ME for 6 yrs. I finally got back at 16 and i lost the chance to finish highschool, im A- student not the best but close i felt cheated i was sent to live with my biological mother and forced to work fastfood to pay bills im 18yrs old still virgin (by choice ;] ) no drug use except marijuana and iv never been in trouble in my life im 5"11 180 pounds 21% body fat i would like to serve my country. then maybe go into border patrol mexico is a problem waiting to spill into america :( should GED STOP some one with unexpected life changes be regarded "useless"
- —Guest Jesus Z Domini
Whatever it takes
- Comes a time in ones life to finally realize what it takes to be a true patriot. Researching on recruitment standard to enlist in the military makes Me realize I waited to long. That is a travesty .
- —Guest Chad
40 f .. Age limit should be raised
- I am a 40 yr old female. Just turnned 40 in May. When I was younger. I almost joinned the Marines. I should hae. I think the military should raise the age limit. I think even though the age limit says 17 to be able to join, some people that are in doesn't have the heart to be in. I really feel that in the Army is my place to be. I hope they will raise the age limit again....
- —Guest Luv for the mitary
- I am 37 and very fit and would love to fight for our country and honor. Wait a secound.....to old!!!! I Should have joined earlier...yes. I am here now and want to be a part....what can I do?
- —Guest oddball
Very in shape, Technical, & Bilingual
- Not bragging, but I would be a huge asset to the U.S. Military. I got turned away today for being 35 to spite my ridiculously appropriate skillset, work experience, and physical condition. I even took ROTC classes in college. Maybe there should be a new branch of military for people who already have tons of experience. And I definitely don't need a job, I just want to serve.
- —Guest Chris
- How is it that with equal opportunity requirements and laws in the US the military is legally allowed to descriminate against single parents and refuse to employ them? Why is it ok for the military to descriminate based largely on gender (single parents more often than not are female) and family composition, when its illegal for their civilian counterparts to do so? Furthermore, how is it that people demonize single parents. One individual cited that the military is right in refusing to hire single parents because "they might leave children behind, and their minds will always be on the child/ren and not 100% on the job" what complete bs! How does a single parent soldier differ from a married soldier in that situation, come on lets get real here. Even worse its apparently ok to become a single parent "after" enlisting, than all you need is a family care plan. But if your a single parent before seeking enlistment either you have to sign custody over to someone else or your dq'd, wow!
- —Guest Wendy
Age should not count
- I am a fit 51 year old who has 11 years of service behind me. I still do heavy construction work. just like when I was in the service. They always say 30 is 20,40 is 30,and 50 is 40. Well that's how they should look at it because that's how alot of people feel.Healthier lifestyles have made it possible to keep age at bay. Services should reconsider!
US Navy Reserves a JOKE
- ok, this is my reasoning. I have a brother who wifes sister joined the NR. she goes into my husbands personal file and shows it to people. her lazy ass MC wont do a frikin thing about it, because she had a kid with him. the MC sends her off to italy with their kid. That is not all, she proceeds to tell everyone that my husband and i are not married and shoes them documents saying he has a family with him on his deployment 1) she is not a legal american, she claims to have all this education ( from italy) when all she has is an associate's degree for interior decorating. she is in italy wearing a fake uniform of a MC ( e-9) What has become of our Military
should not be too old
- age limits need to go away - lots of good soldiers out there with maturity - cant teach that overnight - if you can physically handle it you should be able to go - i do 5 to 6 hundred sit-ups a day and practise mma - i still have 20/20 vision and can shoot the eyes out of a gnat - i am 55 and proud - should still be able to serve this great country along with many other people here that want to - congress needs to change age limits - you young bucks who say we peak physically only when we are young need to look me up - i will send you crying back to momma!!! stop age discrimination!!! we are proud americans too!!!
the spoiled response
- you call these people idiots but yet you cant even write an entire sentence with out massive spelling errors. The fact is just having a high school diploma or scoring high on the asvab does not ensure that the soldier is gonna be squared away nor good at there job. so thank your mom and dad for failing to teach you how to spell or use spell check for that matter.
- —Guest josh
- The ASVAB is not difficult I took the test in High School and wanted to leave so i didn't even read and just filled in the answers and recieved as 35
- —Guest Whatever
Age should not be an issue
- I'm 36 and ineligible to join because of my age despite the fact that I'm 5'9" & 152 pounds with 9% body fat. I can run a mile in just under 4:30, can run the 40-yard dash in 4.7 sec, and can do over 100 pushups without rest. There are a lot of 20 year olds that can't do all of that.
- —Guest James D
to be reconsidered
- great. how does over aged apply to someone who wants to be helpful and be helped in the us?
- —Guest Nameless
- are rational, but little provision for home study applicants
- —Guest jim