need help




 
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December 29th, 2008  
ArmyGurl
 
 

Topic: need help


Does anybody know if i can go to basic training at the age of 17? With out parent consent! My mom deosn't like the fact that i wanna join...(USMC)
PLZ and think you for all your help
December 29th, 2008  
Team Infidel
 
 
nope... you need to wait to 18... don't be in such a rush.
December 29th, 2008  
Cdt Matteo
 
 
http://www.marines.com/main/index/ma...ility/enlisted

"Men and women between the ages of 17 and 29 who are working toward, or have earned, a high school diploma may qualify to enlist." -From the link above.

Hope this helps,

C/Cpl. Matteo
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December 30th, 2008  
ArmyGurl
 
 
Im not in a rush i just wanted to kno....but thanx for the advice..
December 30th, 2008  
Skull
 
 
You's guys do ur enlistment so different to over here, im almost 17 nd i've applied for the ADF without hassle, u'd think with all the conflicts on the USMC would recruit at 17 :S
December 31st, 2008  
FutureMedic
 
 
If you have graduated high school, then you can enlist at 17. If you have not, you can join the Delayed Entry Program. The Army allows people to attend Basic Training between their Junior and Senior year. The Marine Corps does not. I would talk to your parents about the DEP, it would be a very valuable tool before you ship out to Marine Boot Camp.
December 31st, 2008  
ObjSRgtLw
 
 
In Germany it works- I did it ^^. My parents had to sign though.
Had my 18th birthday during field basic training- a song was all i got
Still I wouldn't advise it. Live a while before becoming a soldier. But it wouldn't kill you either.
Well anyways us- basic training isn't as hard as german (everyone knows that right?... )
December 31st, 2008  
A Can of Man
 
 
Yeah, live a little. Or join real early, then get out, go to college, then come back as an officer.
December 31st, 2008  
ObjSRgtLw
 
 
Speaking of field training, I just found an old video i stuffed together after a field exercise called "survival land" (Überleben Land), i just uploaded it on youtube... the making is quite bad but maybe it's fun for some of you... and maybe you reconsider entering the forces with 17 ^^
Überleben Land
December 31st, 2008  
A Can of Man
 
 
I'll check these videos once I've gone back home on the 3rd... better internet connection there than here.