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Force Recon

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#1 12 years ago

I have taken a great interest in militaries lately hehe. In our military we have to be atleast 46 KG and 5'4 and a chest of .86 m. how they measure the chest? what about your militaries?are the requirements same?




SilentHitz

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#2 12 years ago

I joined in 1972, so you'll have to ask some of the younger folks here what the requirements are for the US. I have no idea what they are now:confused: sorry.




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#3 12 years ago

I'm 1,96m and therefore too tall for tanks, planes, submarines, ships, foxholes and many other military gadgets, but apparently just the right size to carry the heavy machinegun. One of the reasons why I choose civil service instead of army-service :)




Huffardo

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#4 12 years ago

To get in somewhere there are no requirements except what the doctor thinks, if he deems you unfit then you get a lower class (I could have gotten B but refused, something I later seriously regretted) and might get out completely, and I think nobody would get very upset by that. Now they are going to get rid of that too to cut costs, so practically everyone will be put in, just to be kicked out when getting their health checked in the first weeks. Silly if you ask me.

Some units have requirements though, most need you to be A-classified for most tasks, and some such as mine for all, and some require good eyesight, others you will have to know how to swim in, and in rather many there is a 2200m cooper test requirement (not that hard but keeps the really bad out...). The worst you have to apply to and pass tests (long runs, diving etc) before getting in, e.g. special forces such as paratroopers and battle divers.

Then every task has different requirements, e.g. you need good stereo eyesight to be a distance metering guy, some vehicles have height limits, some tasks require a bit of intelligence whilst others don't, a carpenter needs to have a proper education for that etc...

BTW, if you are serious about joining even if it is voluntary in your country, better start training now or you will regret your choice even more later on.




fett321

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#5 12 years ago

I know in Canada there aren't that many requirements. You can't enter if you have a pre-existing medical condition that will limit the amount of work you can do. Besides that, if you can pass the physical, don't have any narcotics in your system, and can see, then you are in. Before you pick a trade, you do an aptitude test and then you are given a list of trades that you are eligible for. This helps people find a career that they want. I would agree with Huffardo though. If you or someone you know is considering joining, start exercising now. It will make basic training that much easier on you. I will say that when you finish basic training, you are in excellent physical condition unless you somehow manage to slide your way through with the least amount of effort possible.




GOD111

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#6 12 years ago

HuffardoTo get in somewhere there are no requirements except what the doctor thinks, if he deems you unfit then you get a lower class (I could have gotten B but refused, something I later seriously regretted) and might get out completely, and I think nobody would get very upset by that. Now they are going to get rid of that too to cut costs, so practically everyone will be put in, just to be kicked out when getting their health checked in the first weeks. Silly if you ask me.

Some units have requirements though, most need you to be A-classified for most tasks, and some such as mine for all, and some require good eyesight, others you will have to know how to swim in, and in rather many there is a 2200m cooper test requirement (not that hard but keeps the really bad out...). The worst you have to apply to and pass tests (long runs, diving etc) before getting in, e.g. special forces such as paratroopers and battle divers.

Then every task has different requirements, e.g. you need good stereo eyesight to be a distance metering guy, some vehicles have height limits, some tasks require a bit of intelligence whilst others don't, a carpenter needs to have a proper education for that etc...

BTW, if you are serious about joining even if it is voluntary in your country, better start training now or you will regret your choice even more later on.

About the same in Sweden. There are no requierments, since everybody is supposed to do it.




SaintPsycho

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#7 12 years ago

Israeli army recruits everybody that reaches 18. no matter size weight or height... better physical status can get u into better units in the army, like SF or pilot.




Yannick

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#8 12 years ago

In New Zealand you must be 17 years of age. Then, you do a paper testing your basic mathematical and English knowledge, and other things like lateral thinking and machinery knowledge. If you're going for a special trade there will be other tests.

You must then be seen as medically fit by a doctor, then run a distance in a certain time (forgot what it was...). Then, you're in for basic training.




[130pz.]Kading

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#9 12 years ago

in the US Navy you must be 17 years old (with parental permission), have no more than 20% body fat and for someone who is 6'1" (me) your wheight must be between 180lb and 210lb. aside from the obvious phisical requirements, you must not have any mental disorders that require you to take medications. you must be able to see colors and see out of both eyes and hear out of both ears.




Flodgy

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#10 12 years ago
BlіtzkrіegIn New Zealand you must be 17 years of age. Then, you do a paper testing your basic mathematical and English knowledge, and other things like lateral thinking and machinery knowledge. If you're going for a special trade there will be other tests. You must then be seen as medically fit by a doctor, then run a distance in a certain time (forgot what it was...). Then, you're in for basic training.

I think its the same for Australia.. Honestly if NZ or Aus were ever taking a 'large' part of a war, we'd be screwed, we've (AUS) got so much space and not even enough military to cover half of it.