MIL Since I went to military school can I go in the Army as an E-2?

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  1. shakeNbake18

    shakeNbake18 New Member

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    Well I went to military school my junior year (it was like a boarding school but military lifestyle) We marched everywhere, slept in barracks, all that.. I graduated high school and I was just wondering if I can go in as a higher rank because of my experience.
     
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    I don't think one year of military/boarding school is going to get you anything.
     
  3. macbook bro

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    go to college first and go in as whatever they let college people in as
     
  4. shakeNbake18

    shakeNbake18 New Member

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    well one recruiter said different..
     
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    NisAznMonk New Member

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    Isn't E-2 only 6 months after E-1 anyways?
     
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    you can get e-2 and e-3 based on how many college credits you have. i think you can also get e-2 by doing some stupid test and passing your APFT before you ship. you can get e-4 if you enlist with a bachelor's degree

    but yeah, you hit e-2 in six months automatically anyway. it ain't that big of a deal
     
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    Any reason why a person would want to go E-4 vs. the OCS route?
     
  8. thekinggovernor

    thekinggovernor OT Supporter

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    no.
     
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    not qualified to be an officer? i dunno. there were some in my AIT, I didn't understand either
     
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    if u dont want the responsibility or politics of being an officer.
     
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    thekinggovernor OT Supporter

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    and if that is the case, don't join the military
     
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    Just because you have a college degree, does not deem you fit to be an officer.
     
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    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    I can think of a couple of reasons to go enlisted as opposed to officer. You get more control over the job (MOS) you train for and perform. You also stay closer to the line dogs for much longer before you eventually move your battlespace to a desk.

    And for the same reasons, I would recommend Warrant over Officer.
     
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    sometimes, job satisfaction means more then pay.
     
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    Some just don't want to be an officer and enjoy what the enlisted ranks bring their way.
     
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    Enlisted definitely have better job opportunities
     
  17. kidhero

    kidhero not really a hero, really just a big fat phony

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    getting off track.

    but going to a "military-style" boarding school for one year (i'm assuming this is for disciplinary problems) doesn't let you move into E2. now had you done JROTC or maybe gone to this school, http://www.mma-tx.org/, for 4 years then that's different.
     
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    Cyan Connect Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra. OT Supporter

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    That could be true: The military school thing. Also, if you come in with some college credit you could ask you recruiter about a possible way to come in as an E2. I would talk to the recruiter about the possibilities. When I joined up in 2003, you could come in the Reserves as at least an E-2 by completing a Pre-Basic Checklist with your recruiter. It involves skills like marching, General Orders, knowledge of rank, etc.
     
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    A recruiter will tell you anything to get you in.
     
  20. kidhero

    kidhero not really a hero, really just a big fat phony

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    Maybe. But if it's on a piece of paper, it's on a piece of paper.
     
  21. shakeNbake18

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    i didn't go to military school because of "disciplinary problems". and I'm pretty sure the school I went to is better than JROTC seeing that they wouldn't even let us compete with any JROTC in drill and marching competitions because we won every year when we were allowed to compete with them..The school was basically like boot camp, PT every morning, slept in barracks, teachers were ex. marines, etc etc. It was very strict and followed military guidelines and such.
     
  22. kidhero

    kidhero not really a hero, really just a big fat phony

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    wouldn't let you compete eh :hsugh:

    and it was just for one year? you matriculated back into public school for senior year?

    it's actually not your recruiter's call. someone higher up will have to sign off on it. i would give it 50/50
     
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    and im almost positive you cant join as an E4.. most you can get is E3 from college credits.

    for navy at least.. since to be an E4 you have to have a rate, and to have a rate you have to go to school, so how can be you be an E4 with no school.
     
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    http://usmilitary.about.com/od/armyjoin/a/advancedrank.htm
     

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