Hi, so I've recently decided that I would like to join the Guard. I've studied the military since I was very young. It's always been a great interest of mine and I'm sure that I could make a good soldier. But there's a catch. I'm home schooled, which means my way of graduating is to get a GED after my senior year. After talking to a Marine recruiter I learned that a GED doesn't qualify you for the military. I was devastated. So naturally I was thrilled to hear about the GED plus program that the Guard offers. But there's a problem there too. I didn't drop out of, or fail school, I was home schooled since the beginning. Which means that I wouldn't even have the required papers (certified 9th grade paper) to get into that program? Which leaves me with seemingly no other option. This frustrates me, like you wouldn't believe... Surely there's a way for a home schooled kid to serve his country. It's been my dream since I was very young. Please help!