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Joining the Military? Want to goto College? Already in college?

Discussion in 'Military' started by solus, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. Feb 14, 2010 at 10:37 PM
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    cmack

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    Good info!
     
  2. Feb 14, 2010 at 10:38 PM
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    solus [OP] HOME!!!

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    well there will be yelling and a lot of it... so either you can learn to deal with it or maybe the military is not for you.
     
  3. Feb 14, 2010 at 11:11 PM
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    lol. Not according to my experience when I went through boot...
     
  4. Feb 14, 2010 at 11:24 PM
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    wat?
    we are talking about officers here though....
     
  5. Feb 15, 2010 at 10:44 AM
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    you are a Marine... thats a little different... also when I say physically, I mean they can't put there hands on you unless you are doing something unsafe, now generally no one is around to monitor the DI's but they want to keep their jobs too.

    Boot camp is a bit different than OCS
     
  6. Feb 27, 2010 at 1:31 AM
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    I want to know what I have to do to get a recruiter to call me back? I have called an officer air force recruiter and an officer navy recruiter and I'm getting know where. It's been 2 weeks now. Should I try finding other recruiters?
     
  7. Feb 27, 2010 at 1:37 AM
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    go to the office
     
  8. Sep 15, 2010 at 6:20 PM
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    Are these programs for restricted or unrestricted line officers?


    Also, If anyone is wanting to become an officer in the USMC, I would suggest the Platoon Leaders Course program.
     
  10. Sep 15, 2010 at 6:52 PM
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    both... plus staff corps

    mostly staff and restricted line though...however, there are similar programs for Nukes and Aviators...

    sorry SWOs
     
  11. Sep 23, 2010 at 1:24 PM
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    im going to join, i talked with a recruiter and im waiting to hear from them to go take the ASVAB test. i also just started my 2nd year of classes as CSUSB. any advice?
     
  12. Sep 23, 2010 at 6:19 PM
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    check out this program... if you are pursuing a technical degree you can do this for 3 years.

    Theres also NUPOC - Nuclear Prospective Officer Candidate - for those who want to be engineers in the Navy

    and there are similar programs for medical degree/nursing degrees

    You don't need to take the ASVAB... you'll take a different test (forgot the name). Call and talk to an Officer Recruiter NOT the enlisted recruiter...ask specifically about BDCP or NUPOC or even the Nurse programs

    The enlisted recruiter will give you the run around because they have quotas whereas the officer recruiter does not!

    Also, don't let the enlisted guy tell you anything about needing to enlist first!

    http://www.cnrc.navy.mil/miami/OPO/BDCP.htm
     
  13. Sep 23, 2010 at 6:30 PM
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  14. Sep 23, 2010 at 7:19 PM
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    Good write up on some of the choices available ... need to bump this thread when more questions about this come up.

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  15. Sep 23, 2010 at 8:18 PM
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    ok cool! thanks for the info, ill look into that
     
  16. Sep 23, 2010 at 8:44 PM
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    i'm workin in recruiting right now on TDY, waiting to go to Pcola... this is pretty accurate stuff. BDCP is for general officer programs, save for Seals. there are similar programs for medical, nursing, and nuclear engineers. It's VERY competitive right now. If you don't have over a 3.3 GPA, you most likely will not be accepted. It's basically a scholarship program so your GPA and your ASTB scores weigh heavily in the selection. Look up that ASTB and study for it. It's the Aviation Selection Test Battery and it's the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guards officer aptitude test. A competitive score on the ASTB is high 50's and up.

    Also, your degree is significant to what you're applying for. (psych, phys ed = basket weaving)

    When you apply for BDCP, you apply for the designator that you want upon commissioning, so you have to meet the requirements for both the BDCP program AND the designator you want (ie, pilots have to have good eyesight, be under 27 y/o, etc)

    If you want some info about the various designators available through direct accession and BDCP, check out www.navyjobs.com.
    You can also find info about OCS, the ASTB, and other good nuggets of knowledge at www.airwarriors.com
     
  17. Sep 23, 2010 at 8:57 PM
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    ^the GPA wasn't that bad when I went thru this in 2003... I had a 3.2 and a decent ASTB score and got selected.

    The ASTB is a test you must study for though...unlike the ASVAB there is a minimum competitive score
     
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