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Whether you’re planning on joining as an officer or a member of the enlisted corps, there are a few requirements that must be met before you can join the military. These requirements can vary ...

Whether you’re planning on joining as an officer or a member of the enlisted corps, there are a few requirements that must be met before you can join the military. These requirements can vary depending on which branch you’re interested in, but there are a few requirements that are standard, no matter whether you’re joining the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard.

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    Are You Ready For Military Entrance Requirements? Are You Ready For Military Entrance Requirements? Presentation Transcript

    • Are You Ready For Military EntranceRequirements? Presented by USMilitary.com http://www.usmilitary.com/
    • Do You Have What It TAkes?• Whether you’re planning on joining as an officer or a member of the enlisted corps, there are a few requirements that must be met before you can join the military.• These requirements can vary depending on which branch you’re interested in, but there are a few requirements that are standard, no matter whether you’re joining the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard.
    • Requirement #1: Fitness• If you’re not ‘fit to fight,’ you won’t be allowed to join any of the military branches.• Recruits need to be in good health, have good physical conditioning and pass a standard physical.
    • Requirement #1: Fitness• A common misconception is that military entrance requirements require perfect vision.• However this is untrue.Vision that can be corrected with glasses, contacts or laser vision surgery will not keep someone from joining the military.• Even pilots and navigators can perform their jobs with corrected vision.• Color blindness will bar recruits from certain positions, but it does not prohibit someone from joining.
    • Requirement #2: Stay In School• Without a high school diploma, it will be nearly impossible to advance in today’s military.• Some branches will will consider recruits with a GED, but they may be ineligible for promotion.
    • Requirement #2: Stay In School• If you want to become a military officer, military entrance requirements state that it’s necessary to complete a bachelor’s degree. In some special cases, • officers will be• commissioned before completing their degree. However, it must be completed before they can be promoted to O-3. Photo from http://www.fas.org/programs/ssp/man/usmillogistics/officer_inter-compare.html
    • Requirement #3: Age Limit To Join The Military• There is an age limit to join the military. Although this age limit can vary according to whether you’re interested in becoming Active Duty or joining the reserves or National Guard, potential members need to be at least 18.• It is possible to join the military at age 17, but parental permission is required.
    • Requirement #3: Age Limit To Join The Military Army Age Air Force Navy Age Marine Corps Coast Guard Limit To Join Age Limit To Limit To Join Age Limit To Age Limit To Military Join Military Military Join Military Join MilitaryActive Duty 17-42 17-27 17-34 17-34 17-27 Reserve 17-40 17-34 18-39 18-39 17-39 Guard 17-35 17-40 -- -- --
    • CitizenShip Military Entrance Requirements• It’s actually not required to be a citizen of the United States to join the military.• Permanent resident aliens with a green card can join and many use their military service to fast track their citizenship.• Non-citizen military members are not required to give up citizenship to their home country.
    • The First Step• If you’re interested in learning more about the U.S. Military, visit USMilitary.com.• Once you’ve determined which branch is the best fit for you, consider meeting with a local recruiter who specializes in your chosen branch.• He or she be able to look at your specific situation and help you determine the best way to meet your goal of joining the U.S. Military.
    • About USMILITARY.com• USMilitary.com is an online resource that’s available to help anyone who’s searching for a job in the military.• The website has an extensive library of information, including information on the Army, the Air Force, the Coast Guard, the Navy and the Marine Corps.• To receive a free 2012 guide to the G.I. Bill, or to learn more about the U.S. Military please visit http:// www.usmilitary.com/.