Discussion in 'On Topic' started by 1200mk, May 25, 2005.
any benefit to that or is that just a waste of time?
higher rank, can become officer
Only if you become an officer. But why would you want to be an Officer.
I feel a bout of officer bashing coming on!!!
But seriously, got any school loans? They will pay over $65k in loans off, plus you start as an E-4. A lot of people that I served with had degrees. It is pretty common in intelligence, and even more so among linguists.
Go officer if at all... otherwise don't join at all... and I hate officers... so don't join.
is there a reason for your constant negativity towards the military?
you really do not like your job do you
PS: i will be joining after graduating with a bachelors in Criminal Justice
Go officer, pay is better. But u won't get much respect as a butter bar
What are the benefits of having a bachelors degree if you have no intentions of becoming an officer? Besides the most obvious of an advanced rank when first enlisting.
For example, later in your career when you're competing with others for a promotion, does the promotions board even consider if you have a bachelors degree or not?
so if i joined i would goto boot camp directly to which rank?
and how much is the pay usually?
If you join the Marines with some college, you can get an advanced rank up to PFC. Don't know about any of the other branches.
As far as pay...
Enlisted base pay for 2005: http://usmilitary.about.com/library/milinfo/pay/bl2005enlbasepay.htm
Officer base pay for 2005: http://usmilitary.about.com/od/militarypaycharts/l/bl05offbasepay.htm
Warrant Officer base pay for 2005: http://usmilitary.about.com/library/milinfo/pay/bl2005warbasepay.htm
http://usmilitary.about.com is my bible.
When I was active duty Air Force, progression towards, or attainment of, your degree was one of the requirements to stay in the service.