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can a single mother of 3 children join the amry

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Asked by krysta504 at 6:45 PM on Sep. 28, 2013 in Teens (13-17)

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  • Yes,but who will take your kids for months on end?

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 6:45 PM on Sep. 28, 2013

  • Best to talk to a recruiter about it. They know.

    Answer by louise2 at 6:48 PM on Sep. 28, 2013

  • What are your plans for your children?
    Basic is 9 weeks
    AIT-Depending on your MOS could be as long as 5 months
    Permanent Party Base-Indefinite
    Deployment-9 months to a year (away from family)

    As long as you have a strong supportive family, someone you trust to raise your kids, I don't see why not.
    But, it would not be easy nor would it be fair to your children IMO

    Answer by KTElite at 6:53 PM on Sep. 28, 2013

  • last i heard it's very hard for single parents to get into the army because of how long they have to be away from their family.

    Answer by tnm786 at 7:16 PM on Sep. 28, 2013

  • What happens to the little ones when you are deployed?

    Answer by Ballad at 7:27 PM on Sep. 28, 2013

  • Too many dependents and as a single parent, highly unlikely.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 7:41 PM on Sep. 28, 2013

  • I would hope not. Sounds very selfish to me.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 7:45 PM on Sep. 28, 2013

  • You might be able to, but why would you want to? You'd spend a ton of time away while your kids are growing up. Do you really want to miss out on all that?

    Answer by wendythewriter at 7:51 PM on Sep. 28, 2013

  • No they will not allow you to join. If you were willing to give joint custody to someone then maybe but very unlikely!! I have many friends/ family in the army and there aren't very many single parents

    Answer by rachel216 at 8:57 PM on Sep. 28, 2013

  • luvmygrandgirl

    Answer by luvmygrandgirl at 9:01 PM on Sep. 28, 2013

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