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Old 01-02-2009, 05:49 PM
GoldenGlovez
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Default Education, MOS 25B and Career Objectives?

Hello,

First to explain my current situation. I am a 22yr old with 4 years experience in the IT Industry as a Junior Network Administrator and Network Engineer Analyst. I have been recently laid off due to economic instability.

I have taken interest in the US Army's 25B MOS as an opportunity to expand my knowledge in information systems. I currently hold A+ and Network+ Certifications. I have also completed reading CCNA and CCSP materials however have yet to take the exams.

I have read as much information I could get my hands on regarding joining the Army as a MOS 25B, and feel qualified for the position however have one issue. I was expelled from high school for compromising the integrity of the network by taking complete administrative control, and expulsion was my reward for showing them the security flaws in their network. I never followed through obtaining a GED as I was highly knowledgeable in computer networking and was able to land a 45k/yr job as a Junior Network Administrator in NYC and earning 60k/yr before being laid off.

Without further convolution to my questions, will I still be required to obtain a GED for consideration in the US Army even with my extensive occupational background in computer systems?

Will my past deed during high school affect my ability to obtain security clearance? Expulsion was used in lieu of felony charges.

And, will the Army's 25B MOS provide me the challenge I seek in advancing my career to higher levels?

Thank you in advance for your response.
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