Originally Posted by dlippert
go to BMT to join the National Guard. I will then finish college, then probably go into active duty (depending on my experience in the Guard).
-Will I be able to start bootcamp in late Jan or early Feb, or is it more seasonal?
-How long is most AIT training, 5-8 weeks, or longer?
-How long does BMT/AIT take in total?
-Is it easy to go from Guard duty to Active Service as I'd assume?
-Supposing I score well on my ASVAB (I scored a 26, 89th percentile, on my ACT, and 93rd percentile on my PSAT), will I be asked to go into a more specific AIT, and possibly a greater pay grade?
-Once I graudate college, will I then become an officer, or would I need training?
-I've read various answeres to this question, but what kind of shape should I be in going in? I run for 10:00/day and do 2x25 pushups and about 200 crunches, would I be more then okay if I continued that and increased it going into BMT?
Hey, I have one suggestion. Instead of joining the Guard, why don't you just join Reserves? You may want to check into it, but you get more benefits being that The Army reserve and active component are federal units whereas the Guard belongs to the State where you reside. Check your options well before you sign up and RESEARCH RESEARCH RESEARCH.
The recruiter will not tell you everything you want to know, because often times they are meeting quotas (min: put two people in a month) and they have certain jobs they have to fill. So like EGOZ said, they may want you for a particular field and not disclose all of your other options.
Research the www.goarmy.com
website well. It's got information on what BCT is like, the jobs available, etc..
IF you want more information on a particular topic, go to www.military.about.com
. This website has practically anything and everything you want to know about the military including detailed MOS descriptions, what to expect at Basic Training, and things recruiters don't want you to know.