Does prior service have to go back to basic?
When you want to re-enlist, in order to get prior service, you must have 6-months of post basic -training experience at minimum. You may have to go back to basic training even if you do have 180 days in the military if you were still in AIT or ADT.
Does prior service have to retake Asvab?
A new ASVAB test is not required as long as previous ASVAB scores can be verified. However you are eligible to retake the ASVAB if necessary in order to qualify for a new MOS.
Does the Air Force have 2 year contracts?
Qualified individuals who enlist for six years active duty will incur an Inactive Ready Reserve obligation of two years. The service commitment for Air Force Officers is four years active-duty service, unless they become a navigator or a pilot.
What is the maximum age for prior service enlistment?
Prior Service Enlistments For the Army and Air National National Guard, the maximum age for prior service enlistment is 59, as long as the member has enough years of prior service to be able to complete 20 years of creditable service for retirement by age 60.
Do you have to go to MEPS again if you switch branches?
MEPS already has your info once you go through their process, regardless of which branch you were associated with. Your new branch of choice just has to transfer your existing info over to their side. I had to go over to the medical station and explain why I was here again but It was less than a 5 minute conversation.
Can I join the military at 55?
The oldest active duty age limit for the Army is 35; for the Navy, 34; for the Marines, 29; for the Air Force, 39; and for the Coast Guard, 27.
Can I join the military at 45 years old?
Can I join the Army at 45 years old? Unfortunately, no. Under Federal law, the oldest a recruit can be to enter any branch of the military is 42 years old.
Which military branch requires the highest Asvab score?
The Air Force has the highest enlistment score requirement of any branch of the military. If you are a high school senior or a high school graduate, you must have a minimum of 31 for an overall ASVAB score.
What happens if you sign up for the military and don’t go?
If you choose to remain in the DEP, you will show up on your assigned date at the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS), at which time you will be discharged from the Reserves and you will sign a new contract to re-enlist in the active branch of the military you have chosen.
Is Air Force the hardest to get into?
It was separated from the Army Air Corps as part of the National Security Act of 1947. The Air Force is also one of the hardest services to join. That means, each year, some people who want to stay in the Air Force can’t, and many people who want to join the Air Force also can’t.
What is the shortest contract in the Air Force?
Two years is the shortest amount of time a new enlistee can sign up for active duty, however, there is a catch. You actually have an eight-year commitment but you can perform this commitment as an active duty member, a Reservist, or Individual Ready Reservist (IRR).
Which military branch has the shortest contract?
The Army and the Navy are the only services which have active duty enlistment options of less than four years, which are not part of the National Call to Service program. The Army offers enlistment contracts of two years, three years, four years, five years, and six years.
What military branch can I join at 40?
Army Age Limit: 35 for active duty, Guard, and Army Reserve. Navy Age Limit: 34 for active duty, 39 for Navy Reserve. Marine Corps Age Limit: 29 for active duty and Marine Corps Reserve. Air Force Age Limit: 39 for active duty and Guard, 38 for Air Force Reserve.
Can I join military at 40?
The Army has raised the enlistment age to 42 (for Active Duty, Reserves, and Army National Guard), made possible under provisions of the Fiscal Year 2006 National Defense Authorization Act. More than 1,000 men and women over age 35 have already enlisted since the Army and Army Reserve raised their age limits to age 40.
What is the cut off age for the Air Force Reserve?
To join the Air Force Reserve, enlisted applicants with no prior military service must be between the ages of 17-39 years old and complete enlistment prior to their 40th birthday.