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Old 05-26-2009, 11:10 PM
Superztnt Superztnt is offline
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Default SF age limits.

On the website it says that the max age limit is 30 years old. Does anyone know of any waviers for this if you are older than 30. I am 30 right now and will be 31 soon, but I haven't signed anything yet so I haven't progressed very far in the enlisting process. I am prior service with 4 years enlisted in the Navy, but I want to get back into the service. If possible I want an 18X contract. Any input or advice?

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Old 05-27-2009, 05:10 AM
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I believe it's 30 but it seems to me I had heard 32. Ask your recruiter. He can't very well work on an 18X contract if you're not qualified.

This site from says age 20-30


So it would look like that corroborates with what you already suspect.

Try for a waiver if you don't qualify otherwise. I haven't heard either way whether that can be done. It could go either way depending on what sort of manpower requirement they have. Five years ago my son was offered an 18X contract at the age of 18. It happened that they had just stopped offering 18X for first time enlistments so my son took an Option 40 Ranger contract instead.
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