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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 8/31/2005 7:58:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/31/2005 8:01:32 PM EDT by spunk]
I went to the recruiter today. If Labor day wasnt coming up I'd be taking the ASVAB at Ft. Lee tomorrow, but have to wait till tuesday. I never graduated HS or got a GED.
I decided to see what I could do with my 900 class hours from the vocational school I went to.
The recruiter told me all I needed was 657 Hrs, to not need a GED.

So, what will that get me? I know it'll be higher then E-1.

It'll be nice to complete basic and AIT and not be "Private Spunk"


ETA: Army, Most likley will chose 11B regardless of what MOS's are available.
I want to go to Ft. Benning and run the Darby Queen.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:38:55 PM EDT
Depends on what you went for and how much your recruiter will screw you over. Get the facts straight before expecting rank. I think you should at least get a bump to E-3 depending on what you're doing. I started as an E-nothing . . . but it's not so bad. Good luck!
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 6:50:25 AM EDT
Get used to being a private, Spunk, you're gonna be there for at least 6 months. You're going to need at least 30 college credits for E-2 and I don't think those extra tech school hours are going to cut it. Even starting out as an E-1 you will be an E-3 in 12 months.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 1:39:48 PM EDT
PFC: Person for Coffee.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 2:17:36 PM EDT
Air Force you get A1C (E-3) after Basic.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 11:11:39 PM EDT
I have a HS diploma and 110 credit hours from a four-year liberal arts college. All of it earned me a rank of E-3. My recruiter tried to get me in as an E-4 considering the amount of college I had, however it did not help,they said one had to have a BA or BS to enlist as a specialist(E-4). Considering I have the credits needed for OCS, I really did'nt care my initial enlisted pay grade.

Your vocational credits may help you get in, however I doubt that any additional rank will be given since you have neither a HS or GED. The Army recruiter I talked to today said with a GED you need a minimum of 15 credit hours from an accredited school to be eligible to enlist. YMMV
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 2:36:38 AM EDT
Now I just have to take the ASVAB and got to MEPS.
Hopefully I'll be getting some ACU's soon.
Thanks guys!
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 9:10:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Darkstar117:
Air Force you get A1C (E-3) after Basic.

I think the AF has started not accepting people that don't have a HS diploma. When I joined a GED was a big iffy issue for some of the other recruits the recruiter was baiting.
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