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  • Should I take the step and enlist?

    I'm 28 years old. I have 2 college degrees and a full time career. I am in decent but not great physical condition. Would it be beneficial for me to enlist right now or would it just completely mess up my career?

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    Re: Should I take the step and enlist?

    You probably need to elaborate if you want help from strangers on a forum.

    Why do you want to join? What are your goals?
    What military job (MOS) are you interested in?
    With a college degree, you may be eligible to become an officer. Is that something you're interested in?
    What do you consider "decent" physical condition?

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    • #3
      Re: Should I take the step and enlist?

      Originally posted by BrotherSeamus View Post
      I'm 28 years old. I have 2 college degrees and a full time career. I am in decent but not great physical condition. Would it be beneficial for me to enlist right now or would it just completely mess up my career?
      It depends.

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      • #4
        Re: Should I take the step and enlist?

        Civilian or military career?

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        • #5
          Re: Should I take the step and enlist?

          Civilian career.

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          • #6
            Re: Should I take the step and enlist?

            Originally posted by BrotherSeamus View Post
            Civilian career.
            It depends.

            Describe your civilian situation and perhaps, we can provide some insight.

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            • #7
              Re: Should I take the step and enlist?

              What kind of information do you need about my "civilian situation"?

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              • #8
                Re: Should I take the step and enlist?

                Originally posted by Chief Kemosabe View Post
                It depends.

                Describe your civilian situation and perhaps, we can provide some insight.
                Also, what are your intentions or goals in the military?

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                • #9
                  Re: Should I take the step and enlist?

                  Originally posted by BrotherSeamus View Post
                  What kind of information do you need about my "civilian situation"?

                  What kind of career do you have? Private/Public sector? For example, if you are a teacher that has the summer off; that provides more latitude in your enlistment options than others; even though your are protected by law from losing your job when you join the reserve components.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Should I take the step and enlist?

                    I work as a project coordinator for a construction company. I work full time plus with constant deadlines.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Should I take the step and enlist?

                      Originally posted by BrotherSeamus View Post
                      I work as a project coordinator for a construction company. I work full time plus with constant deadlines.
                      Who will cover your job responsibilities while you are gone for training/deployments?

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                      • #12
                        Re: Should I take the step and enlist?

                        There is only one other person in my department. So, they will have to cover.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Should I take the step and enlist?

                          Originally posted by BrotherSeamus View Post
                          There is only one other person in my department. So, they will have to cover.
                          Have you asked this person or your boss their opinions on you joining and what it entails? Will the company suffer?

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                          • #14
                            Re: Should I take the step and enlist?

                            Originally posted by enceladus View Post
                            You probably need to elaborate if you want help from strangers on a forum.

                            Why do you want to join? What are your goals?
                            That's the biggest question..Why are you looking to join? The Guard offers plenty of benefits, serving your community & country, adventure or education benefits like helping to finance continuing education or paying off student loans. Why is it you're considering joining the Guard?

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                            • #15
                              Re: Should I take the step and enlist?

                              Originally posted by BrotherSeamus View Post
                              I'm 28 years old. I have 2 college degrees and a full time career. I am in decent but not great physical condition. Would it be beneficial for me to enlist right now or would it just completely mess up my career?
                              Kind of.


                              ......Vague questions get vague answers.

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