And I have some questions to you guys. 1. I thought of starting off as an officer (OF-1 I guess). I heard that you need a college degree and a high ASVAB score to start the officer training school. 1.1 There is no "college" in Germany. In about 3 years I'll finish public school here and the graduation I get, called "Abitur" is some kind of diploma from a German secondary school qualifying for university admission or matriculation. I don't know if this is enough. If not, what should I do? 1.2 I think I will fail at the ASVAB test. Not because I'm dumb, I tested my IQ a couple of years ago and the result was 127. The problem is that I suck at the english language (just read this post). This is not really a question, but this is what sucks. 2. Is it right that I can stay in the US and live there after I finished my service? I'm still a German citizen, so right now I would have to leave after 90 days or so. 3. How big is the chance that I'll be send to Iraq? Mind that IF I'd join the Army it would be in 2008 or even later. Because like said before I have to finish school first. 4. If they want me to move out to a warzone, can I tell them to move me to Afghanistan or some place like that? Or is there no chance to change their minds if they say "You gotta go to china to fight the evil communists and their nukez" .