I'm a well atheletic 14 yr and I want to go to the military I'm wondering what branch would be good for me?
Topic: How to write awards in the army
July 24, 2019 / By Twyla Question:
I can run 2.5 in under 10 min. weigh like 160 and bench 150 and I'm also 5'8. I thought of going to the army because my dad is an active duty infantryman
Best Answers: I'm a well atheletic 14 yr and I want to go to the military I'm wondering what branch would be good for me?
Sandy | 4 days ago
Prop: The Young Marine Program:
The Young Marines program is a volunteer organization offered by the United States Marine Corps for boys and girls ages 8 through 17. The program promotes physical fitness, self-discipline, leadership, teamwork and a healthy, drug-free lifestyle among youth.
The organization was founded in the United States in 1958 and was established in Okinawa in 1995. Female recruits were added to the ranks in 1975 and the organization has increased to more than 10,000 Young Marines around the world.
The mission of Young Marines is to positively impact America's future by providing quality youth development programs for children that nurtures and develops its members into responsible citizens, explained Cpl. Jeffrey McDowell, the Camp Foster Young Marines senior drill instructor.
The path to become a Young Marine starts with dedicating 13 Saturdays to attend Young Marine recruit training. During the training recruits perform various physical activities, learn the history of the Young Marines, and receive classes on leadership, close-order drill, teamwork, customs and courtesies, and the Marine Corps rank structure. In order for a Young Marine recruit to complete boot camp, they must also pass two written tests.
Upon completion of recruit training, the Young Marines will embark on an adventure that will benefit not only themselves but also have a positive impact on their peers as well, according to White. They will earn rank as they increase in physical fitness, show leadership capability and initiative.
In order to earn the next rank, a Young Marine must show the willingness to strive for more, White explained. Once a Young Marine attains the rank of noncommissioned officer, they will be taught how to give classes on topics such as drug, tobacco and alcohol awareness.
"When a Young Marine gets promoted to NCO, they are expected to know things such as land navigation, drill and public speaking," White said. "Just like the Marine Corps - we award more responsibility to each of them once they have demonstrated the ability to work beyond their limits."
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Originally Answered: Joining the Military; Which branch?
It really depends on what you want to do while your in the military. The Air Force does treat their people a lot better but Im the Navy and its not that bad. Being in the Navy I believe you have a lot more options... you can be a pilot, go on ships and travel different ports around the world, be stationed in the US on shore stations and also overseas on shore or attached to a ship... and even if you want to do some combat their are plenty of deployments open to go to Iraq or Afghanistan. Im sure their are pluses to other branches, I work with all of them in my job but it just depends on what you want to do with your time in service. I personally wouldnt mind the Air Force because its all shore stations which are better if you dont want to be deployed anywhere, except they usually "require" a tour to Korea. Whichever branch you choose you will get all they great benifits that come along with being in the military so since you want to get a bachelors degree I would wait till your in and just use the tuition assistance to get your degree and save your GI Bill till later after you get out to get an extra degree or transfer it to your dependents if you plan on doing 10 years or more.
If you join the Navy you will get stuck with the most cleaning duties because you will be stationed on a ship. If you go into the Air Force (and you're smart) you won't do much cleaning at all, but you most likely wont get the job you want. Now if you join the US Army (which I am in 1 year), then you will get a decent amount of cleaning work and BS work (but not as much as the Navy), however you have the greatest chance here to get the job that YOU want. Also the Army has: Army Rangers, Green Berets, Delta Force, and the 160th Night Stalkers Regiment; so they're awesome.
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if your dad was a closet homosexual would you be one as well? President Eisenhower warned Americans of the military industrial complex and generation after generation still fall for the freedom isnt free just war theory's thrown out there. Your just a kid. Being that this is the internet and I can be as brutally honest as I want to be on here, this I need to say.....If you can not do your call of duty according to the constitution and the way it was written and intended you have no business being in the armed forces....and neither does your father.
OathKeepers of America take the vows to this country seriously. as it should be....any unconstitutional order is not to be obeyed,,as stated in the constitution......such as going to war without a declaration of war....sorry to tell this to ya kid, but your dad broke this vow and so has every other military serviceman of the post Eisenhower era.
America is an empire, and the federal reserve is it's king
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Your 14 and can do all of that? Good for you. That is a rare thing for people at your age. I would join the marines or army. No pussy *** Air Force which there is a low chance to fly a jet or the Navy
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I suggest research all the jobs of each branch (it seems like you would be interested in spec ops). Army has green berets, night stalkers, and rangers. Marines have recon, para jumpers, and just an all around elite infantry, navy has swcc and SEALs. Air Force has Para Rescue, Combat control, TACP, and SERE. I suggest research all of those jobs and more. You're 14 you have TONS of time to figure it out.
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Originally Answered: What branch of the military should I join?
Alright first i'd like to say congrats on wanting to join the service and better yourself. I have plenty of experience and much of it from the school of hard knocks. I nearly joined the Marines originally a 17 and they were not supportive so I couldn't get the waiver signed. I'm thankful for that much now. The recruiters wouldn't allow me to pick a guaranteed job and either wouldn't give me straight answers, or told me obvious BS. By the time I could make the choice on my own I wasn't interested mostly due to the lack of honesty. I was interested in traveling the world and learning a trade and knew the Marines weren't fond of sailors. So I said what the hell and joined the navy. Well that had its ups and downs but as I was in, I discovered many things about the Air Force I wish I had known. the living conditions are far better, they get paid extra if they have to live in what the rest of us consider nice housing. They have the shortest deployments (3 months usually) they are the most relaxed with regulations comparatively, The physical aspect is nearly non existent, The food is great, and they have great gyms and other facilities. Much of their funding goes towards morale for the people. They provide the most technical training and treat their people pretty well. It would have been a good choice but I didn't do my homework until it was too late. They do not accept prior service for the most part. I looked into the Army to see what was up after my tour was up. They offered bonuses which the marines rarely ever do. Mine was 10K and I knew some with 30K enlistment bonuses. They are much better funded. The marines get the left over crap from the Navy. They deserve more but they money just isn't there. Their living conditions aren't near as good nor is their equipment. I'm using an M-4 Carbine and I have a bipod attachment with an ACOG scope on my rifle. My gear was all brand new. Promotion is much faster because there are more billets. You can make E-5 in the time it takes most marines to make E-4 if they get it at all. There are lots of training schools you can attend like jump school where it's nearly impossible in the marines. They deploy for 12-15 months at a time which means more money. They highly encourage you to take civilian education courses and it helps towards promotion. These are just some of the things off the top of my head. I've worked with all branches of service and the marine hype is just what it is. I respect them but they are not a cut above soldiers. I go on 6 mile runs, do ruck marches with over 100lbs of gear, regularly train and go to the rifle ranges plus do my MOS. The Marines do not do all of the fighting while the Army stays back and other horseshit i've heard. I'm not trying to have a bash the Marines session and I respect them but I think the truth needs to be out there for you. I can direct you to a blog of countless marines that hated their experience. The Air Force has the highest retention rate of all branches and has so for the longest time. I don't know how true this is (which I believe it) but alot of the female marines talk of a glass ceiling compared to their male counterparts in the marines. Promotion is already tough too because there are limited billets.