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Old 04-30-2009, 05:28 AM
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I'm 17 turn 18 in August and I've been thinking about join the reserves or active duty. The only thing is im not in top physical shape but im still healthy so kinda wondering if they wont let u in because of ur size or will they just put u on a fat boy program and make u lose the weight? help please.

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Old 04-30-2009, 05:46 AM
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I'm 17 turn 18 in August and I've been thinking about join the reserves or active duty. The only thing is im not in top physical shape but im still healthy so kinda wondering if they wont let u in because of ur size or will they just put u on a fat boy program and make u lose the weight? help please.
You have to meet height and weight guidelines for recruitment. If you close to making it; your recruiter might work with you to lose the weight.
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Old 04-30-2009, 06:01 AM
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The first thing you should do is Google the Army's PT test requirements for your age group. Just submit "APFT". You'll need a score of 50% in your age group to pass BCT & 60% to pass when you get in a unit. Best to go for the max, 100%. That way you're sure to pass with a good score even on a bad day.

The next thing you want to do is to Google "ASVAB" & find all kinds of study guides & practice tests. The higher you score on the real test the more choices of MOSs & opportunities you'll have.

August is probably right on the edge of the earliest best time to enlist. ASeptember & October might be better. By that time the Recruiters will have run through the list of H.S. & college grads wanting to enlist. There should be more MOS openings & more bonuses available.
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