Everyone, i'm going to start posting in this thread the requirements needed to get that Option 40 contract.
I've been meaning to do this so i may as well start right now.
this will be a living post for me only. I ASK THAT NOONE BUT ME POST HERE. this is only for review and professional development.
INTRO: option 40 and other special options are managed by the ROC at FT. Knox. There are only so many to go around per quarter. this guide will help you stack the deck in your favor when you finally make it to MEPS.
1) Anyone wanting to have Option 40 added to the contract must be a TEIR 1 high school graduate OR possess the following:
a. trade/vocational school GED with letter from the school stating that 675 clock hours of course instruction have been completed.
b. GED and additional 15 semester hours (or quarter hour equivalent) of college level 100 classes on offical (sealed) transcript.
c. non high school graduate who has 15 hours of college credit as listed above.
d. foreign high school comploetion certificate with NACES certificate of evaluation and credit to count in the United States. (citizens of US territories exempt as they ARE US citizens)
e. assiocate or higher level degree by a nationally accredited university.
f. HOME SCHOOL DIPLOMAS ARE CONSIDERED GED'S.
2) Must be a US citizen by either birth or naturalization. having a green card makes you eligible to join the Military but it DOES NOT make you able to hold a security clearance. Thus, making it impossible to become a Ranger.
3) Must score a minimum of 50 of the asvab with a GT score of 110. THE HIGHER THE BETTER. the GT score may be waived by 2 points (108). the ASVAB score may not. STUDY.
4) Be physical qualified for both Military service and Airborne duty. This is done in two stages. First, you must pass the physical in MEPS and receive all ones in your PULHES (111111). I have seen people get Airborne with a two (2) in the "E" SECTION (eyes). Never an option 40.
EDIT: IT IS POSSIBLE TO GET THIS CONTRACT WITH A 2 IN THE E SECTION. Wrote a contract for someone in this situation 5 JULY 2005.
5) Be legally qualified to enter the service without needing to be interviewed for a moral waiver. While this is not 100% proven, i have only seen one person(not mine) need a waiver of this sort and get an option 40. This person maxed the ASVAB, had a BS degree, and had changed his life and was now a religous man. He is in 1/75 now.
6) Be firm but polite when dealing with guidance counselors. enough said.
7) Remain physically and morally qualified to ship. Some dumbasses on this site have stepped on their dicks. MORE WILL. if you can't stay in the DEP to ship and try to live your dream, you have wasted a slot for someone who had the discipline to drive on to that Ranger objective. if you drop out inside 30 days of shipping, noone can get that slot and it becomes lost forever. don't fuck your Ranger buddy.[/b]