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Can you really join the military at 17 years old with parents consent?
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Can you really join the military at 17 years old with parents consent?

I am only 16 and goin to be a junior in h.s. I am looking to join the military but can you really join at 17.


2010-07-27 19:41:08 +0000
Yes you can... If your parents are divorced than which ever parent has legal custody of you can sign for you... But if your parents are still married than you will need both parents signatures...

2010-07-27 19:43:26 +0000
I did.
But I had already graduated HS

2010-07-27 20:10:34 +0000
Yes you can. As long as you finish high school.

I graduated at 16 and joined at 17 with my mother's signature

2010-07-27 19:38:40 +0000
Yes. They would love to have you.

2010-07-27 19:52:53 +0000
Yes you can join the Army and Air Force in the DEP with your parents consent. You would have to sign up in the second semester if you want to go active in like May or June. If you want to be in the reserves or the Guard then you can sign up earlier like in the first semester or the earlier months. If you want to join the Navy or the Marines then you have to wait until your senior year to sign up with parental consent if you are 17. If you are turning 18 early on in your senior year oh high school then you don't need your parents permission and can sign up on your own. Good Luck! And thank you for your future service! :)

2010-07-27 20:50:27 +0000
yes and good luck

2010-07-27 19:44:01 +0000
Yes. You can join the Reserve or Guard as a Junior at 17.

2010-07-27 19:42:31 +0000
If you are finishing highschool at age 16, then yes you can join at age 17. But my big question is:

Why the rush? That one year is another year of maturing for your brain and body, and you'd have to do two years of highschool in one year in order to do that.

2010-07-27 19:38:19 +0000
Yes. It is nice if you have graduated from high school first.

2010-07-27 19:38:46 +0000
Yes but as long as you have your parent's consent.

2010-07-27 19:45:58 +0000
im 16 and going to be a senior in h.s. im going to sign up for the army on november first. the day after my birthday. i would sign up on oct 31 but its a sunday and there closed.

i also was going to sign up about 3 months ago thinking i can with my parents. but i still had to wait till 17.

2010-07-27 19:42:54 +0000
Im 17 and in the Army Reserve, im a incoming Junior, I was a sophmore last year, its a program called split op, National guard has the same program,

After Thought- You cant get deployed in High School, and you do you Basic Training Next summer and you get paid and go to drill once a month

Hey I'm 17 years old and this year I'm ab to be a senior, but I don't want to wait till next year to join the air force, tell me can I join now?

Ok but can I join a diferent one like navy or marines? Its bc I don't want to wait one more year and I want to know if I cut

what about if ur parents are divorced u live in the US with ur mom and ur stepdad and my biological dad lives in another country who has to sign the consent(i know for sure my mom but which dad?) i need help :(

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