September 16, 2021

How To Join The US Army

There are many people who consider the military as a viable career. Whether this is because they see it as an opportunity to get quality training in a particular career field or a practical way to get a college education, it is always worth looking into. There are many jobs awaiting people of all ages and skill levels in the military, and many of them are not even on the front line.Indeed, if you want to join the army, you do need to be prepared for the physical, psychological, and emotional demand that awaits you.

Surviving the field of battle, war, and foreign and domestic terror not only require that you can keep your focus and make quick decisions but can handle the physiological stressors that will be placed upon you. The first thing you can do if you want to join the army is apply online.

This is optional, but you might like it because you can view the jobs available and then apply accordingly. You will also be able to see what educational or physical requirements might be required. A recruiter will then contact you to set up an interview.

Of course, you can always skip this step and simply visit a recruiter near you, if there is one. Obviously recruiters make their way into big cities where there is a large pool of potential candidates.

This includes college towns. Unfortunately, if you live in a smaller part of town you may have to drive a ways to find a recruiter, which is often why the online application option is a good idea.

What many people overlook when considering military jobs is that they have to take the ASVAB. This is the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery and it helps you determine which jobs are best suited to your strengths. It is much like the SAT that you should have taken in high school in that it is multiple-choice and it is not intended to challenge you.

Rather, it was made to expose certain truths so that you can start your army career on the right foot. Finally, before you can enter the military, your recruiter will need to assure that you are in the shape necessary for handling basic training. In order to “qualify” physically, you will have to take the Military Entrance Processing Station, or MEPS. They will perform a full physical and also determine your Military Occupational Specialty, or MOS. Once you pass this test you are finally ready to be sworn into the U. S. Army.

Just because the army says you are ready to join, doesn’t mean that you might be fully prepared. You should also make sure that you do the necessary research so that you can be sure that you are accepting the best job for you. It also wouldn’t hurt for you to start physical training so that your body is ready for Basic. You can also prepare physically by getting the right nutrition and the right amount sleep so that your muscles and brain can work efficiently.

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  1. Karl N. says:

    Why dont we illustrate the U.S. ARMY marching in formation? It would enhance our Recruiting efforts. What would CSM Todd M. think?

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