Curt S-1, HHC, 3/325th ABCT 91-93 - Blue Falcons! FACEBOOK
“A citizen who shirks his duty to contribute to the security of his community is little better than the criminal who threatens it.” - Robert Boatman
Welcome young Man.
Nice intro, what is it that you would like to do in the Army?
A co. 2/75th 80-84
Welcome to the site partner.
x2 on above. Lot's of useful information floating around here too, you may have to sift through the minutia.
"`But I don't want to go among mad people,' Alice remarked.
`Oh, you can't help that,' said the Cat:`we're all mad here.'"- Lewis Carroll
Welcome. Airborne Infantry or nothing!!
Seriously, look beyond the Army, there are many choices in our military services. Choose wisely.
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D co 2/505 PIR
HHC 1/87 10th Mountain
Greetings. If you join as an enlisted man and change your mind about being an officer, and your GT score is high enough, you could always try to get into OCS. In my day, it was even possible for some bright, single young privates to go to West Point right out of the enlisted tanks. Don't know if that's still an option.
"To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical." -- Thomas Jefferson
Thank you for stepping up. I hope you get what MOS and duty assignment you want. The best time I've spent in the Army was when I was assigned to Airborne units. Wish I was your age so I could do it all over again.
Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth.
Welcome, Brandon! And I highly recommend that you check into what is required to get into the US Military Academy Prep School. The prep school is actually a prep school for all the academies (the Military Academy (West Point), the Naval Academy (Annapolis) and the Air Force Academy. I'm not sure about the Coast Guard Academy.)
As Kenlavine said, each year there are 200 appointments to West Point reserved for Enlisted soldiers. I'm not sure about the specific details of the actual mechanics of this, but in general, this means that as many soldiers as want to, and are permitted by their units, take the entrance examination. The top 200 scorers get in to the academy and receive one of the best college educations offered anywhere. I would say "free and gratis," but there is a 5-year active duty committment upon graduation. As an educational instution, West Point is rated in the top 10 by every survey that counts. You might seriously consider this, whatever your long range plans might look like at this moment.
Good Luck to you, whatever you decide, Brandon.
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Thanks for all the suggestions and help. All I want right now is in really.
I can't find a way to edit my original post...but my ASVAB AFQT score was 68 (Math always brings me down.). I thought that would be something important to add. I made a 23 on the ACT for comparison. I have a couple other questions that I will add to my thread in the "Military Recruiting" section.