High School and the Military

September 3rd, 2004  

Topic: High School and the Military

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.

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September 3rd, 2004  
You must have your HS diploma or equivelent to join. So that at least it crucial......
September 3rd, 2004  
They want High School grads that had good grades, but if you can get yourself an appointment to any of the academies become an officer.

I myself am destined for either West Point or Annapolis.

If you really wanted to enlist your parents could sign the waver when you're about to be a senior and you would enlist at 17.
September 3rd, 2004  
"Ranger" you need to check your PMs.

Your username has been changed to WannabeRanger, please read the forum rules.
October 1st, 2004  
You mentioned being in the front lines and also using your brains. This advice I'm passing on to you came from one of my friends. While your young and energetic be in the infantry. As you get older think about getting into some sort of trade. Join a Service Battalion so if you leave the military you have something to put on a resume. Its not easy to find work when your trained in combat but if you know how to repair vehicles or something than you can be a mechanic or something.
October 25th, 2004  
Are you planning on making a carreer off of it, or are you just going to enlist for the Montgomery GI Bill?
October 30th, 2004  
if you have brains then go to a good college which has ROTC and become an officer