Introduction - Owen

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Introduction - Owen

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Hello, my name is Owen and I am currently in high school. I hope to enlist with an 11x option 40 contract after I go to college. I know that I could try to go the Officer route but I believe I would like the enlisted life more because one reason I am looking to join is to not have a normal desk job, and an Officer is closer to that than enlisted with more paperwork and not being able to be in the field for as long. I am for any advice and knowledge anyone has on this.

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Post by Disinfertention »

Hey Owen,

Welcome to This site has nearly 2 decades worth of information on it with much of the advice still relevant today. Make sure you search this site and the internet before posting any questions. There is a good chance many have been answered before.

How old are you? When do you graduate? Have you already discussed enlisting with a recruiter? Do you plan to obtain a 4 year or 2 year degree while in college?

If you do at least a 2 year degree while in school before enlisting it opens up many options to you like Green to Gold and the Warrant program. Not only that, if you stay enlisted for a whole career having some school already completed makes you more competitive for promotion.
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Post by CharlieRanger1FFV »

Welcome to the site, Owen.

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