High School and the Military -




 
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September 3rd, 2004  
WannabeRanger
 

High School and the Military info


Hows everybody doing.I'm 16 and a Jr in high school and I think when I graduate I'm either going to enlist in the Army or the Marines.The thing is I want to be on the front line and also use my brains. I get very good grades in school and I value an education.But my question is does a high school education really matter that much if I'm going to enlist. And is there any way school can help me out on the field of battle.If you have any real answer to this I would appreciate you sharing it with me.

-"No li me tangere"
-"Do not touch me"
September 3rd, 2004  
GuyontheRight
 
If you want to challenge yourself intellectually then why not try to apply for a service academy, or ROTC? After you get your commision, you can sign up for a number of combat fields.
September 3rd, 2004  
webs
 
 
hey, im a 15 year year old ssophmore, this might not help, but, i think you should do ROTC, get an education in college or go to USMA or the USNA, im mean cause your smart, why put it to waste right! I think officers get paid twice as much too.
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September 4th, 2004  
LeatherNeckRVA
 
often times enlisting is the smartest thing to do, that way your college is paid for, and I assume(hope) it looks better if you are going for an officer position. (sorry about going off topic)
September 4th, 2004  
webs
 
 
isn't ROTC a Scholorship program?
September 4th, 2004  
GuyontheRight
 
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isn't ROTC a Scholorship program?
Yes, you can learn about them Here
September 4th, 2004  
webs
 
 
cool, thanks for the page,
September 4th, 2004  
Jason Bourne
 
[quotewebs]isn't ROTC a Scholorship program?[/quote]

Yes it is, i had a friend who earned a scholarship in their, he graduated Valedictorian from my school, he had a full scholarship to San Diego University, after he got a 4-year degree he was joining the Air Force as a 2nd Lt., great man he was, he was a member of numeroues anti-drug organizations and in his free time he would go down to those drug rehab places and help those recoverying from addiction, he was even talking to the Nevada state council about passing new drug laws, unfortunately he got into a car accident and died over the summer, he was supposed to go to college the week after he died, that truly sucks.

so if you get a scholarship, don't get hit by a drunk driver because they don't give a damn about who they run off the road.
September 15th, 2004  
03USMC
 
 
Number one you have to have a diploma to enlist. And there are plenty of MOS's in combat arms that are mentally challenging. Just cause a Marine has an 03 designator does not mean he drools and can't count. Same with the Army 11b and 11m MOS's.
I suggest you look into fire support.
September 16th, 2004  
11x RIP
 
Hey, just my opinion, but I just got out of high school this year, and joined recently (Army). I turned 19 in August, and I see guys signing for the army while they're in High School. They do the DEP (Delayed Entry Program), and don't leave until they are done with HS or college. That way they get extra training, and what not.

Also, if you're thinking of going into College first... Why not have the army (or whatever branch) pay for it? I know the army has some really good benefits, but hey, why pay if you can get $ from doing something you already think you're gonna do?

Now, as for how you should go into the military... I think enlisting is the best way... I give respect to anyone, no matter what, but I can also understand how some people wouldn't want to respect someone who was a higher rank just because they went to college.

Also, you can always change your MOS.