My son just turned 17 a few weeks ago and he wants to go into the military.
He is wanting to quit school, get his GED and go in. He can sign up at 17 with a parent's consent. I do NOT want him quitting school (he has 1 more year left) but he got behind in the 8th grade then went to a private school for 2 years. It was a Christian based school so when he went back to public school a LOT of the credits didn't transfer because the public school didn't offer those things. He was going to sign up for the GED EXIT Program next year so he can still graduate with his class- if not he wouldn't actually graduate until year after next (almost 2 years). Him going into the military is something he's always talked about so this isn't something new. But he's so frustrated with school and being behind. 17 just sounds too damn young to me! It's his choice but I'm the mom and a nervous wreck about it all !
Answer by Anonymous at 12:34 AM on Apr. 28, 2009
Answer by bare121807 at 12:36 AM on Apr. 28, 2009
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Answer by frznchzn at 6:40 AM on Apr. 28, 2009
Has he talked to a recruiter yet? Does he know which MOS (job) he would like to do? With a GED the job choices drop dramatically. Before he makes any decisions I to join, I would have him check to make sure he can get his job he wants with a GED. If not then maybe he can check into a online high school so he can graduate faster. Good Luck!
Answer by JeremysMom at 6:45 AM on Apr. 28, 2009
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Answer by AProudUSMCWife at 7:22 AM on Apr. 28, 2009