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Joining the military


Joining the military

10 Steps to Joining the military

  1. Get information and learn more about the military
  2. Ask other recruiters about experience in the military
  3. Complete the MEPS
  4. Meet all the requirements to pursue a military career
  5. Obtain the best scores in the ASVAB
  6. Get the best job with some helpful resources
  7. Military specialties can help to choose the right way in the military
  8. Get ready to enter in the bootcamps
  9. Such a step into the military
  10. You got it, but increase you military knowledge


Step 1: Get information and learn more about the military

Is necessary have the real information about the military and learn some preview things to decide following a military career. Here you can find information related to:
  • Who manage the military in USA: The Department of Defense and the main branches: Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.
  • What is the scope of every branch around the world?
  • What they do: a look inside mission of each force

Step 2: Ask other recruiters about experience in the military

The experience in the military life of other recruiters will helpful to increase your vocation. You've done some research and are interested in finding out more, not be nerve-racking, they cannot force you to do anything: all of the power is in your hands. Be sure that here you got information about:
  • Frequently asked questions from other recruits
  • Questions to ask recruiters
  • Military incentives and benefits
  • Military basic eligibility rules
  • Reasons to join the military
  • Comparisons between military and civilian

Step 3: Complete the MEPS

Is important to complete the necessary procedure for the Military Entrance Processing Station or commonly known as MEPS. Remember that never you skip this process, is probably that at the end of it you will be asked to. Do you still want to join?.
MEPS personnel determine applicants’ qualifications as physical, aptitude and moral for each branch of the military. But you must be sure about:
  • The typical process at MEPS: ASVAB test, physical, job selection and swearing in.
  • Possibly disqualifying medical and law factors

Step 4: Meet all the requirements to pursue a military career?

Maybe this question is formulated along these steps, but at this point you should be able to decide if you meet all the requirements to purse a military career. Some answers that should be clear are related to:
  • The age limit for each branch of the military
  • Your score on the ASVAB
  • Rules to being admission for every branch of the military career
  • Branch missions
  • Strong reasons to be part of the military
  • Military benefits for a real career

Step 5: Obtain the best scores on the ASVAB

This step is part of the MEPS process but is necessary focus on it. Get the best scores in Vocational Aptitude Battery Armed Services (ASVAB) if you want seriously enroll in the Defense of Nation. The ASVAB, a multi-aptitude test, is given by more than 14,000 schools in USA. Previous examples test will help you to know what your score in average is, and what areas you must improve after this test.

Step 6: Get the best job with some helpful resources

Aspire to the best job is necessary get a high average on the ASVAB test. Also is true that for many people results to be frustrating but it is the key of try to join the military. In our section of military jobs, we show some military positions to which you can aspire, but which one is your best option? Some tips to take the best decision:
  • First define the work area in which you feel better
  • Make a list of military specialties that you like into your chosen branch, at least three different jobs and talk about them with your recruiter
  • Check out our average salaries for each of military specialty
  • Finally, choose one and keep upgraded

Step 7: Military specialties can help to choose the right way in the military

The different specialties in military jobs will help you to choose the right way. Maybe your dream always was being an enlisted member and does most of the hands-on work in the military, or maybe being an officer and have more managerial role. Search about the variety in our sections military jobs, after that you will be able to answer to these questions:
  • Comparisons between enlisted an officer
  • Possibilities of guard and reserve
  • Average salaries for your chosen job

Step 8: Get ready to enter in the bootcamps

Read and learn more about bootcamps. After read our section you will learn that the training is benefit of service military, the best tips to know what to bring and what to do, especially when you enter in the part of our survival guide. Don’t skip to this step, is necessary prepare yourself physically and mentally, get the skinny to know where to start.

Step 9: Such a step into the military

Congratulations! Now you have been admitted and you are part of the military. At this point you must be able to answer these questions:
  • What are the oaths and creeds of each sworn by the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard?
  • What is the rank structure of each service?
  • What about general orders and chains of command?

Step 10: You got it, but increase you military knowledge

You got it, but now is necessary complemented your knowledge. Follow these tips and the things will get being easier:
  • Read articles related to military as stories of veterans
  • Learn more about military career through articles to improve your career
  • Ask about the life after a bootcamp, what you should know and how prepare yourself
  • Get updated always to increase your possibility to being the best and complete a good military profile