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#1 16 years ago

I know most of you are out of school and on with yours lifes or have your future pretty well planned out, and I'm deciding just what exactly I want to do. I was thinking about joining the Army when I get out of high school, maybe take year off or so. My original plan was to not attend collage, but then i ran into the problem of not being able to move up into the higher ranks in the army without a collage education. So then I decided i had better look into collage. Now i am in my first year of high school, and Im trying to get my stuff I need done, My required classes. I've been thinking of some Military collages, which I no clue about, and I was wondering if someone could give me some advice and a link to some Military Collages. I was also wondering, if im going to a military collage, what exactly would I study? I'm wanting to get into the army, so does that mean that I will need the normal English, math, ect classes? If not, what specific things do you study in a Military Collage? Thanks guys.


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#2 16 years ago

If you're a brainless thug - join the army!

If you're not - get an education!

Personally I'm studying Natural Science at a university and I'm glad I chose to do this. It's fun and when I'm done there will be plenty of well-payed jobs.

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#3 16 years ago

You can always look and see if any of your local colleges offer ROTC, so when you graduate college you're enlisted in the military as an officer.

Biggus Dickus Advanced Member

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#4 16 years ago

:moved: to The Pub. :cheer:

Mihail Advanced Member

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#5 16 years ago

I suggest if you have your hopes in joining the army, I'd suggest to you to wait for the iraqi war to end, you don't ever want to goto war. But if you still have your hopes in joining or have a need to, Join the navy where you won't see combat, such as a engineering profession.


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#6 16 years ago

I have pondered about an education at a military academy. They are hard to get into. Only people with good grades actually get in. You have to be making at least above a 3.5 GPA. But the hard part is the SAT, which you have to score higher than normal to get into.

You can't have had any referals in your high school career. If you get in trouble more than even twice, they won't accept you due to 'disciplinary problems.'

I wouldn't join an academy unless you are pursuing a career in the military. Once you do four years at an academy, you are required to serve five. This is why I am not going to one, because I want to just do four years of military instead of nine.

I want to become a meteorologist. In all the branches, they train people to become meteorologists. This is my career I want to pursue. Because I don't have enough money to go to college, I am going to keep my grades up like I have been, and I am going to score well on my SAT test so I can get more options in the military when it comes to picking what I want to be trained in.

I suggest also learning german. The military will give you a job in Germany if you know the language pretty well. I am learning it myself, not because I want to go there in the military, but because I just decided one day I wanted to know two languages. But I would like to be stationed in Europe.

In military academies, you will go through a rigorous education course. It will be nothing like a college. You will be constantly reading books, and doing work. Then you are required to work out each day as well. Kids who go into military academies come out tough as bricks, and just as smart as kids who come out of civilian college. It is a good path to choose, if you want to take it. If you are serious about it, go for it. Start studying hard now though. You must make top notch grades.


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#7 16 years ago
Now i am in my first year of high school

If your only in HS, you wont dream going to college without graduation, and you wouldnt graduate if you dont take the require classes. You better worry more about your ACT or SAT in junior year then anything else. Or your GPA.


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#8 16 years ago

If you want to go to a military college (like West Point, the Naval Academy, or the AF Academy), then get good grades (at least a 3.5 gpa), do sports and be good in them possibly even a capitain of a sport, take advanced classes (such as honors courses and when you are a Junior or Senior an AP class or two), and it wouldnt hurt to become an Eagle Scout. If you do all of these things but still dont get in, then apply for the prepatory school. It is a pre-military academy program that the military academy offers, and if you complete prep school, then you are guarenteed to go to one of the military academies.


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#9 16 years ago

You are from the US right? I, myself want to join the Marines. Yes, I do want to go to college. The marines will help pay for college. The army will help to. But, the Air Force will pay 100% of the college's charge.

Natasha K

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#10 16 years ago

My friends actually in the army at the moment and hes finding it terriably difficult but its entirely upto you what career you choose. Try talking to a Careers Advisor. I hear they can be very useful. Best Wishes, Natasha

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