Ok, guys I need some answers from people who know... I am finding conflicting and incomplete information on the web, so please, let me know what the deal is. The recruiters right now are draggin their feet in responding to me. http://anonymouse.org/cgi-bin/anon-w...25-1153236.php
Legislation allowing military recruits to enter service up to age 42 and to create a new $1,000 finderís fee for service members who tip off recruiters to good prospects has received tentative approval in the Senate. |
A package of 81 approved amendments to the 2006 defense authorization bill unveiled Monday includes a recruiting and retention plan, proposed by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and prepared by the Army, that also:
Last year, Congress gave the Pentagon authority to increase enlistment incentives and the Army could have raised its maximum age to just shy of 42, but chose to keep it at 40 - the same maximum age for joining the Army Reserve. |
The other services have not followed suit, however. The Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps, hit their enlistment targets last year, but they are smaller services.
Maximum age to enlist in the Marines remains 27 with some exceptions up to 29 years old. The Air Force also sets its maximum age for new enlistees at 27 with the Navy setting the bar at 35.
Is the age limit now 40 for the Army?