armyreal.com - Forums

Go Back   ArmyReal.com Forums > Life in the Military > Enlistment Information
User Name
Password

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes

  #1  
Old 02-13-2009, 04:35 PM
nightspider nightspider is offline
Recruit
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 2
Default enlisting: awkward situtation

i havent realy been able to find anything on my situation i have talked to a recruiter and they didnt know to much so im hopeing i can find some info on here. im basicaly wanting to know if i can still join the military/army, im 28yrs old with no high school deploma or ged due to bad family situation when i was younger, i have no criminal past or anything just a bad parent and i ended up moving out on my own, I had kids early in life and now have 5 kids under the age of 10 and i have been in a relationship for almost 9 years but we are not married. Our situation in life is not that great living from pay check to pay check and in an apartment and i wanted to do something great with my life and better my family so i have been looking in to the military mainly the army its something i have wanted to do for a while now, i have had cousins that joined the military and past family members and i just feel its what i need to do in my life. id want to become a commissioned officer if id did persue a career in the military. So with my current situation would i still be able to persue a career in the military/army or what would i still have to do to be able to do so? is it to late for me? if its to late for officer training/schooling what would i be eligible for ?

thanks for your info
nightspider
Reply With Quote

  #2  
Old 02-15-2009, 07:53 AM
Armygirl4Ever's Avatar
Armygirl4Ever Armygirl4Ever is offline
Captain
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Home is Where You Hang Your Dog Tags!
Posts: 927
Default

At a minimum you need a GED. There is a program that can help you get your GED but you have to meet a certain criteria to get it. To be an officer you need to have a college degree so that option is out for you.

If you did enlist, you would only receive benefits for yourself, not your fiance. If all your children live with you, you could receive benefits for them. Your best option would to get your GED and get married, that's the best way it would benefit you.

I'm not sure about the recruiter you talked to because they would at a minimum be able to tell you that you need a GED or high school diploma.

Good luck!
__________________
Armygirl4ever,
Proudly Serving in the Silent (okay, maybe not always so silent) Ranks

Reply With Quote

  #3  
Old 02-15-2009, 09:11 AM
shorty32 shorty32 is offline
Sergeant First Class
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: FT.STEWART
Posts: 167
Default ged first

Get you GED and start from there when you get to take the asvab(after the GED)you need to score 50 or better to recieve a bonus then get married because as soon as you leave for basic everyone will have benefits plus bah for your area(basic housing allowance)having no criminal past helps alot.plus once you get to your first duty station you can get housing you will probably go in as a e-1 or e-2 so your pay won't be great but with housing you don't pay for water heat etc. just basic bill's phone cable internet car insurance plus if you still want to be a officer get college money and get a degree after you make sgt. you can put in a packet to go to ocs officer canidate school but the first thing is to get a ged talk to your recuiter if he is not willing to help find another one
Reply With Quote

  #4  
Old 02-15-2009, 01:14 PM
nightspider nightspider is offline
Recruit
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 2
Default

thanks guys that helped a lot appresiate it

nightspider
Reply With Quote

  #5  
Old 02-15-2009, 10:56 PM
Gunbunny13's Avatar
Gunbunny13 Gunbunny13 is offline
First Sergeant
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 269
Default

The bright side is that you spell like an officer.
__________________
"Leave the Artillerymen alone, they are an obstinate lot. . ."
Napoleon Bonaparte
Reply With Quote

  #6  
Old 02-16-2009, 06:20 AM
MSG Glenn's Avatar
MSG Glenn MSG Glenn is offline
Brigadier General
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 2,729
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gunbunny13 View Post
The bright side is that you spell like an officer.

Specially like a ofiser with lotsa ejikayshun.
__________________
Proud Dad of a USArmy Ranger SFC - 3/75 Rangers
USNavy 1960-1966 Submarine Service, Navy Diver-UDT 21
USArmy 1980-2001 Airborne Infantry,G3, Army Instructor, Commo Instructor Company 1SG
Retired MSG
I was a Soldier. I am a Soldier. I will always be a Soldier.
Reply With Quote

  #7  
Old 02-21-2009, 12:36 AM
Nilrem Nilrem is offline
Private
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 13
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MSG Glenn View Post

Specially like a ofiser with lotsa ejikayshun.
Thought you was in the Army...why are you typing like a Marine?

__________________
Friends are merely people who make life bearable. Enemies make life interesting.
Reply With Quote

  #8  
Old 02-21-2009, 06:00 AM
MSG Glenn's Avatar
MSG Glenn MSG Glenn is offline
Brigadier General
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 2,729
Default

When I was Navy UDT we worked a lot with Marines & some of it must have rubbed off. It comes & goes. The dirtier I am the more it shows. When I have just taken a shower, like now, I can type & spell just fine. Go figure.
__________________
Proud Dad of a USArmy Ranger SFC - 3/75 Rangers
USNavy 1960-1966 Submarine Service, Navy Diver-UDT 21
USArmy 1980-2001 Airborne Infantry,G3, Army Instructor, Commo Instructor Company 1SG
Retired MSG
I was a Soldier. I am a Soldier. I will always be a Soldier.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:19 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    
·Contact Us   ·Legal   ·Privacy   ·Link To Us    ·Advertise With Us    ·About Us    ·Site Map     
     Copyright 2004-2019 Activv, LLC. All rights reserved. Armyreal.com is a service provided by Activv.
This website is not affiliated, endorsed, authorized, or associated in any way with any government, military or country.