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Is there a possible way to become an military officer at the age of 44 with no military experience?

I do not have any military experience being in the military but I like to become an officer what are the steps to do that?

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:40 PM on Jun. 19, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • Sorry to tell you, but you're too old to join the military. 35 is the cut off.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:43 PM on Jun. 19, 2010

  • Nope, you can't do it, you are to old to enlist.
    Ages for Active Duty with No Prior Service:
    Army -- 42 Air Force -- 27 Navy -- 34 Marine -- 28 Coast Guard -- 27 (with a few positions having 32 as an exception)
    Reserve Duty No Prior Service:
    Army Reserves -- 42 Army National Guard -- 35 Air Force Reserve -- 40 Air National Guard -- 40 Marine Reserves -- 29 Coast Guard Reserves -- 39
    The only Waivers that are usually made are for people that cannot ship out for basic before the birthday that turns them the ages listed and then the waiver is for only a few months.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 2:53 PM on Jun. 19, 2010

  • No, you are past the age cut off.

    My husband served 6 years active duty in the Army. Then went to college. After Sept 11, he tried to re-enlist as an officer since he was a Veteran and had a Bachelor's degree. They would not take him as an officer, even though he was a Veteran. They would accept him (he was 34), but only at the rank he was when he was discharged.

    Answer by ThrivingMom at 3:42 PM on Jun. 19, 2010

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