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Old 04-19-2009, 06:43 PM
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Question Husband is TRYING to get into the army!

My DH went in Oct 2007 to join, but he need his GED. Well it took us a while to be sure he wanted to go in and for him to get his GED. He got it in March 2009. We went to the recruiter on a monday. Was going to MEPS on thursday. On Wednesday morning we got a call that they dont take GEDs anymore and since he hadnt went to MEPS yet they wouldnt let him. Now he has to get 15 college credits which we can afford to get right now. We maybe getting aide for the fall but that puts him to going to boot camp in Jan 10'. We dont want to wait. Does anyone know of anyway to get a scholarships for ppl trying to get into the army or anything that will help us??? Please let us know. Thanks Amanda
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Old 04-20-2009, 02:21 AM
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i was talking to a buddy down at the local recruiter station and he said that he doesnt have either a ged or diploma. with that said, he later informed me that he signed up already and received a 25k bonus for doing it! im sure there are ways of getting around this prob but to be honest i dont have a clue. good luck to you!
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Old 04-20-2009, 02:35 AM
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i was talking to a buddy down at the local recruiter station and he said that he doesnt have either a ged or diploma. with that said, he later informed me that he signed up already and received a 25k bonus for doing it! im sure there are ways of getting around this prob but to be honest i dont have a clue. good luck to you!
it all depends on what component? enlistment criteria is different for the Army Reserves, Army National Guard or Regular Army. The OP didnt state which one.

OP you have to search online or go to your local community college that is accredited. Depending on income he might be eligible for certain grants and loans. I suggest trying other recruiters and components since information changes daily.

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Old 04-20-2009, 06:03 AM
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This time of year is the hardest time of the year to enlist. Due to the huge amount of people graduating from H.S. & college there's a lot of competition. Therefore bonuses & waivers dry up real fast & desirable MOSs are filled up.

The Army can afford to be very picky about who they enlist.

Fall & winter are the best times to start the recruitment process & the first of the month is the ultimate best. That's when Recruiters are given new allotments fo slots at BCT & AIT.

Ther best bet of all if your husband has a GED is to get those 15 college credits. That makes the GED exactly like a H.S. diploma in the Army's eyes.

During that time your husband can get his PT up & if he hasn't taken an official ASVAB he can study for that. The time he spends waiting to enlist should not be wasted.

Get him on here & we'll answer his questions & help him prepare.
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Old 04-20-2009, 08:31 AM
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He took his ASVAB test already and scored pretty good. Don't remember what it was but know it was pretty good. He was told that if he didnt get his GED he could of gotten in no prob. but now since hes gotten it because they told him to he can't get in. I guess we are just waiting for the fall when he can start college. Thanks guys.
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Old 04-20-2009, 09:17 AM
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I thought that if you did not have a GED the Army would send you to Fort Jackson for 4 weeks to get your GED? Then from there you would go onto BCT/AIT.
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:06 AM
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I thought that if you did not have a GED the Army would send you to Fort Jackson for 4 weeks to get your GED? Then from there you would go onto BCT/AIT.
Sometimes that program is suspended. It all depends on how badly they need people. I don't see it coming back for the foreseeable future. Possibly after October.
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Old 04-20-2009, 03:50 PM
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I talked to a couple people who just enlisted in the past couple weeks and they are going for that program. They said it is 4 weeks long. I wondered what do you do if you can take the tests in the first week and pass. Do they then just stay at Fort Jackson for the rest of the 4 weeks? or do they go early to BCT?
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Old 04-20-2009, 05:48 PM
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That GED program comes & goes. It usually stops when they are no longer recruiting those withtout GEDs. A couple of weeks ago is just about the cutoff point I believe. It all depends whether USAREC meets its mission with H.S. grads & then those with GEDs plus 15 college credits & then GED & then non-GED. I know the National Guard & Army Reserve aren't accepting those without GEDs as of 15 March.
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Old 04-20-2009, 08:01 PM
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It also depends on each individual area and how many they have already sent through that program. Remember you are competing for slots throughout the entire United States, some states get more recruits then others. And like MSG Glenn said, summer months are hard for any type of waiver or programs when you have fresh high school and college graduates.
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