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Enlsitment age is up to 42? Is this true?

Discussion in 'US Army Forum' started by TED, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. TED

    TED Millennium Member

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    Just curious. I had heard it was up to 42 for the Army National Guard, but I have now heard that it is also up to 42 for enlistment?

    TED
     
  2. SMSTRICK

    SMSTRICK "WE THE PEOPLE"

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    I would like to know that myself.....I am curoius,....Where did you you hear of a change in the enlistment age ? (if it is indeed true ?)
     


  3. TED

    TED Millennium Member

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    I read it in the thread about the draft.
     
  4. http://www.military.com/Recruiting/Content/0,13898,rec_step02_eligibility,,00.html

    Army: 39

    ETA: <= 42!

    From http://www.1800goguard.com/service/service_nonprior.php

     
  5. shawnt64

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    yep and i just squeaked in at 41 with the army :thumbsup:

    active as a 15 tango

    now what do i do with all this crap i have accumilated
    over last 40 years :sad:
     
  6. Sapperstang

    Sapperstang Paratrooper

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    I don't think I could do it the same way now as I did back then. Granted I am only 29 right now but not sure I could do the physical stuff like I did when I was in. Couldn't imagine being in my forties.
     
  7. Hey the enlistment age is not before the 42nd birthday. This is for Active Duty Army as well. So you must ship to basic training before the 42nd birthday. As well you have to take the over 40 physical, which involves the whole finger thing, and bloodwork that you have to wait to get back before you can enlist.


    Im and active duty recruiter so if you have any questions, just ask me and will answer them for you.


    So yes anyone who meets the moral, physical, and education requirements can enlist in the army, granted they are between the age of 17-41.
     
  8. Jammer Six

    Jammer Six Rainwatcher

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    Just as a point, isn't this for the FIRST enlistment?
     
  9. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

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    I just finished my physical and passed everything except the over-40 blood test. Are the blood glucose results waiverable? I've never shown high blood sugar in my life, but they say I did on this test.

    To complicate it, they drew some blood after I had eaten, for a drug screen, then blood a few days later after not eating for the glucose (which would show high glucose if I had eaten recently). They said 4-5 business days for results, but the results came the next business day after the glucose/lipid blood was drawn, but 4 days after the after-eating drug screen blood was drawn. Makes me wonder.
     
  10. shawnt64

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    i just did that stuff at meps for the 40 over guys. they were mainly interested in risk of heart attack from the levels of triglyceride, hdl, ldl, and cholestrol. i never even found out what my glucose was
     
  11. Far as the gluecose level thing im to entirely familar with It , I know you need to fast 12 hours prior, etc. Far as with waivers all medical waivers like that should be handled though meps, but I dont know for sure. Has anyone told you that you were unqualified yet? Or are you just still waiting for resutlts? If you just waiting on results, I would contact the recruiter to remind them that you are still interested, and see if they can work anything on getting those results, usally they can only as, but sometimes that will expedite that just a little bit.
     
  12. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

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    I checked with the recruiter and it appears to be waiverable, but the MEPS is having the recruiter send them something through the computer system so they can start processing a waiver. He apparently didn't have me "projected" correctly and they treated me as a walk-in and it is holding up the waiver process. I am also sure enough that they messed up the test that I'm getting a civilian doctor to do it next week so I can show a "changed condition" in case I need to (I think I only need to do that if the initial waiver request is denied).

    The MEPS insisted to the recruiter that they used the right blood sample, but said they couldn't understand how they got results back 1 working day after it was taken, instead of 4-5 as usual (coincidentally, exactly the length of time after the first blood was taken which would have shown exactly these results). My best guess is that somebody noticed they had only gotten the under-40 blood samples, but I was over-40, so they decided to fix the error by doing the over-40 test on the sample they had.
     
  13. kevin101

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    Being a diabetic is totally out then I gather.
     
  14. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

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    Yes, I have had enough other physicals and blood tests to know that.
     
  15. I have heard that joining the military will automatically eliminate all the student loan ( I have about 30K plus on the loan right now ) , Is that true? Does the term of enlistment still 4 years active and 4 years inactive reserv? How many push up , sit up and run for 36 years old to pass the PT test? What level of blood pressure require to pass the physical and how about the near sight (wearing corrective lense) issue? :banana:
     
  16. Sapperstang

    Sapperstang Paratrooper

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    Its eigtht years total including inactive. So if your enlistment is three years you are in the IRR for five. Your enlistment is six years you will be part of the IRR for two and so on. Military.com may have a PT chart you can check for your age group.
     
  17. Sapperstang
    I could not find the PT chart from the military.com but they have some a few good and useful physical training tips there.I need to seriously get back in shape before even thinking about enlist in the army.:banana: :banana:
     
  18. shawnt64

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    to enlist your recruiter has to verify that you can do 20 push ups, 20 sit ups, and run an 8.30 mile