MIL Joining Military after getting bachelor's?

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  1. 1200mk

    1200mk Still same OG

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    any benefit to that or is that just a waste of time?
     
  2. Socrates

    Socrates New Member

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    higher rank, can become officer
     
  3. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Only if you become an officer. But why would you want to be an Officer.
     
  4. aphoric

    aphoric Even if god did exist, it would be necessary to ab

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    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.
     
  5. Killgunner

    Killgunner OT Supporter

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    Go officer if at all... otherwise don't join at all... and I hate officers... so don't join.
     
  6. C5Load

    C5Load OT Resident UCLA fanatic

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    is there a reason for your constant negativity towards the military? :rofl:
     
  7. mongorunner

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    you really do not like your job do you:hsugh:
     
  8. mongorunner

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    PS: i will be joining after graduating with a bachelors in Criminal Justice:o
     
  9. spades

    spades George P. Burdell II

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    Go officer, pay is better. But u won't get much respect as a butter bar
     
  10. Accord

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    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?
     
  11. 1200mk

    1200mk Still same OG

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    so if i joined i would goto boot camp directly to which rank?

    and how much is the pay usually?
     
  12. Accord

    Accord New Member

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    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.
     
  13. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    When I was active duty Air Force, progression towards, or attainment of, your degree was one of the requirements to stay in the service.
     

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