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Logical
01-22-2006, 10:38 PM
If you are, head down to your Army recruitment center tomorrow. I had no idea they were handing out such big recruitment bonuses! http://www.defensenews.com/story.ph...77188&C=america (http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?F=1477188&C=america)
With a poll: For the 35-40 YO's... Are you going to sign up now?
U.S. Army Raises Enlistment Age to 40
By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, WASHINGTON

The U.S. Army said Jan. 18 it has raised its maximum enlistment age from 35 to 40 years old and is doubling signing up bonuses to a high of 40,000 dollars.
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SLAG
01-22-2006, 10:39 PM
I Need money... just not that bad

Guru
01-22-2006, 10:40 PM
That is nuts.

Chiefs Pantalones
01-22-2006, 10:41 PM
I've always wanted to be a combat veteran.

Will I get pie as well?

VonneMarie
01-22-2006, 10:41 PM
You can't be overweight either.

Deberg_1990
01-22-2006, 10:42 PM
Laugh all you want but im sure it will do what its intended to do. Get the Army recruitment numbers up. Its either this option or a draft.

Guru
01-22-2006, 10:42 PM
30+ and not overweight. How do they determine what overweight is then?

DaKCMan AP
01-22-2006, 10:43 PM
No thanks.

Chiefs Pantalones
01-22-2006, 10:44 PM
30+ and not overweight. How do they determine what overweight is then?

I think if you're 20lbs overweight, you are just overweight.

If you are 30 pounds overweight, then you are obese.

I'm not a doctor, but I'm sexy.

VonneMarie
01-22-2006, 10:44 PM
30+ and not overweight. How do they determine what overweight is then?
I'm not sure but I know it has something to do with your height.

Halfcan
01-22-2006, 10:44 PM
If it was 4 mil and I could be stationed in KC, I would consider it. Sorry, but I am not going to Iraq for 40 k. Plus if you don't finish your enlistment, you have to pay it back.

VonneMarie
01-22-2006, 10:45 PM
I think if you're 20lbs overweight, you are just overweight.

If you are 30 pounds overweight, then you are obese.

I'm not a doctor, but I'm sexy.
No it's not. You're an idiot and you're not sexy.

greg63
01-22-2006, 10:45 PM
That's great!...Oh, I'm 42. :banghead:

Chiefs Pantalones
01-22-2006, 10:45 PM
Hmmm...

40k and die for no good reason, or continue working on getting my BS and living...decisions, decisions...

SNR
01-22-2006, 10:46 PM
Oh. I thought maybe ENDelt needed a new deck or something.

Nevermind.

Deberg_1990
01-22-2006, 10:46 PM
I think a better option would be to sign on as a government contractor and make 100,000+ tax-free by working in Iraq for a year.

Chiefs Pantalones
01-22-2006, 10:46 PM
No it's not. You're an idiot and you're not sexy.

Touche...

VonneMarie
01-22-2006, 10:47 PM
Touch me...
Touch you? What? :Lin:

Chiefs Pantalones
01-22-2006, 10:48 PM
Touch you? What? :Lin:

Your words, not mine.

Proceed... :)

BIG K
01-22-2006, 10:50 PM
If it was 4 mil and I could be stationed in KC, I would consider it. Sorry, but I am not going to Iraq for 40 k. Plus if you don't finish your enlistment, you have to pay it back.

Would dying in combat though not " Major Combat" be considered as not finishing your enlistment?

VonneMarie
01-22-2006, 10:50 PM
Your words, not mine.

Proceed... :)
Where's my tweezers...

Chiefs Pantalones
01-22-2006, 10:51 PM
Where's my tweezers...

You're gonna need some big bolt cutters...

KcMizzou
01-22-2006, 10:52 PM
You're gonna need some big bolt cutters...Cutters? Wtf, man? :eek:

Dunit35
01-22-2006, 10:53 PM
No thanks. Im not going to die in Iraq, when I believe its time for us to leave.

BIG K
01-22-2006, 10:53 PM
If you are, head down to your Army recruitment center tomorrow. I had no idea they were handing out such big recruitment bonuses!


Wansn't the max age of enlistment 32 before the invasion of Iraq? I thought they raised it to 35 last year....now it's 40? Brrrr...I feel a draft...

Chiefs Pantalones
01-22-2006, 10:54 PM
Cutters? Wtf, man? :eek:

ROFL

Jenson71
01-22-2006, 11:01 PM
Laugh all you want but im sure it will do what its intended to do. Get the Army recruitment numbers up. Its either this option or a draft.

Having a draft doesn't seem necessary with any plans of American troops leaving Iraq in the next few months.

Skip Towne
01-22-2006, 11:01 PM
Wansn't the max age of enlistment 32 before the invasion of Iraq? I thought they raised it to 35 last year....now it's 40? Brrrr...I feel a draft...
A draft would help a bunch of these young guys. Guys like Gochiefs would be drug kicking and screaming out of his momma's basement. And they might even make a man out of him.

Logical
01-22-2006, 11:08 PM
Wansn't the max age of enlistment 32 before the invasion of Iraq? I thought they raised it to 35 last year....now it's 40? Brrrr...I feel a draft...I am really not sure. I really doubt a draft will occur.

Cochise
01-22-2006, 11:15 PM
How old is too old for them to take you? Isn't there some deal where if you're a college grad you end up in officer training or somesuch?

I'm not going to go enlist or anything, but I wonder what the requirements are.

BIG K
01-22-2006, 11:18 PM
I am really not sure. I really doubt a draft will occur.


I really don't think so either, I was just thinking out loud. I was basically thinking how the enlistment numbers have dropped dramatically since the invasion and what the military has been doing since to attract new blood. Expanding the parameters of people joining is not a good sign. My 24 yr. old nephew did two tours in Afghanistan; he will be leaving the Army in 34 days....He has been under constant pressure to re-up. If the U.S. actually has an exit plan, then all will be ok. If not...who knows?

Saggysack
01-22-2006, 11:23 PM
That is just a recruitment bonus. That isn't including the 70,000+ you could also get from the College Fund. 40,000 for a 4yr enlistment bonus plus 70,000 in return from 100.00 coming out of the paycheck for the first 12mos. Yeah, I went in a few years early I'd say.

Pitt Gorilla
01-22-2006, 11:28 PM
This sounds like a perfect opportunity for recxjake.

Logical
01-22-2006, 11:29 PM
How old is too old for them to take you? Isn't there some deal where if you're a college grad you end up in officer training or somesuch?

I'm not going to go enlist or anything, but I wonder what the requirements are.College graduates enter as 2nd Lieutenants (lowest level officer) after completing basic as I recall.

Pitt Gorilla
01-22-2006, 11:30 PM
How old is too old for them to take you? Isn't there some deal where if you're a college grad you end up in officer training or somesuch?

I'm not going to go enlist or anything, but I wonder what the requirements are.After completing a masters in math, the army offered me a pretty high ranking position in an engineering division (I can't remember the specifics, other than I wasn't interested).

Halfcan
01-22-2006, 11:39 PM
Shit those recruiters dogged us our senior year. Got 3 out of five of my friends. I will never go into the Army for any amount of money. I respect them and all but it is just not my thing.

BIG K
01-22-2006, 11:42 PM
After completing a masters in math, the army offered me a pretty high ranking position in an engineering division (I can't remember the specifics, other than I wasn't interested).


Water Division Supervisor, Iraq. Does that ring a bell?

Pitt Gorilla
01-23-2006, 12:03 AM
Water Division Supervisor, Iraq. Does that ring a bell?No, this was pre-Iraq.

Logical
01-23-2006, 12:31 AM
After completing a masters in math, the army offered me a pretty high ranking position in an engineering division (I can't remember the specifics, other than I wasn't interested).

Engineering in the service is more about building and construction than actual engineering, you IMO made a wise choice.

Rausch
01-23-2006, 12:33 AM
If I could got back to 18 that's the first thing I'd do.

DenverChief
01-23-2006, 03:01 AM
30+ and not overweight. How do they determine what overweight is then?

Height vs waist size...

patteeu
01-23-2006, 07:37 AM
Wansn't the max age of enlistment 32 before the invasion of Iraq? I thought they raised it to 35 last year....now it's 40? Brrrr...I feel a draft...

I don't think so. A friend of mine enlisted to be a nurse in the Navy just before she turned 35 and I think that was well before the invasion. In fact, I think she was on one of the hospital ships that deployed to New York after 9/11.

patteeu
01-23-2006, 07:40 AM
It would be a good move for anyone who wants to have a future in politics.

Chiefs Express
01-23-2006, 07:46 AM
Height vs waist size...

The size of the neck comes into play as well. If you are a pencil neck you can be considered obese when a person that outweighs you is not if he has a "football" neck.

Ari Chi3fs
01-23-2006, 08:04 AM
I thought Vlad was giving out some of his riches...

jspchief
01-23-2006, 08:16 AM
I can honestly say I'm interested.

I'm 32 and in dire need of a career change. I wonder how long of an enlistment is required.

Of course, I don't meet the weight requirements at this point.

Logical
01-23-2006, 08:19 AM
I can honestly say I'm interested.

I'm 32 and in dire need of a career change. I wonder how long of an enlistment is required.

Of course, I don't meet the weight requirements at this point.4 years

Skip Towne
01-23-2006, 08:20 AM
College graduates enter as 2nd Lieutenants (lowest level officer) after completing basic as I recall.
You'd still out rank Tom Cash.

redbrian
01-23-2006, 08:27 AM
I can honestly say I'm interested.

I'm 32 and in dire need of a career change. I wonder how long of an enlistment is required.

Of course, I don't meet the weight requirements at this point.

Unless it has changed a standard enlisment is 4 years active and 2 years inactive.

However in time of need the military can require you to serve the 2 inactive years in active duty.

morphius
01-23-2006, 08:42 AM
I'd give it some thought if I was single and didn't have 1 and 2/3's of a kid.

NJ Chief Fan
01-23-2006, 08:43 AM
mama aint raise no fool

jspchief
01-23-2006, 08:44 AM
I'd give it some thought if I was single and didn't have 1 and 2/3's of a kid.That's my biggest obstacle. I don't think my wife would want to move very bad, and there's a small risk of leaving my daughter fatherless.

Bowser
01-23-2006, 08:45 AM
I can honestly say I'm interested.

I'm 32 and in dire need of a career change. I wonder how long of an enlistment is required.

Of course, I don't meet the weight requirements at this point.

Check into the Air Force. A lot more avenues to explore job wise, and a whole hell of a lot less bullets flying past your head. You probably won't get a 40k signing bonus, but then again, you'll have a whole hell of a lot less bullets flying past your head.

morphius
01-23-2006, 08:47 AM
That's my biggest obstacle. I don't think my wife would want to move very bad, and there's a small risk of leaving my daughter fatherless.
Yup. When I was younger I had thought about going into the Air Force, but I got hired so quickly into the field I wanted to be in that I decided against it.

jspchief
01-23-2006, 08:53 AM
Check into the Air Force. A lot more avenues to explore job wise, and a whole hell of a lot less bullets flying past your head. You probably won't get a 40k signing bonus, but then again, you'll have a whole hell of a lot less bullets flying past your head.The problem is, I can't afford the pay cut of leaving my current job without something like a big signing bonus. The bullets thing doesn't bother me so much.

patteeu
01-23-2006, 10:08 AM
If I were still young and getting started, I'd like to think that I'd sign up with or without the $40K, although the bonus sure sweetens the pot. Of course, that's easy to say now that I'm not even eligible.

I'm not sure how to answer the poll, but FWIW, I picked "yes."

*edit* Now that I reread the poll question/statement, I probably shouldn't have voted at all. Sorry about that. */edit*

Logical
01-23-2006, 01:04 PM
If I were still young and getting started, I'd like to think that I'd sign up with or without the $40K, although the bonus sure sweetens the pot. Of course, that's easy to say now that I'm not even eligible.

I'm not sure how to answer the poll, but FWIW, I picked "yes."

*edit* Now that I reread the poll question/statement, I probably shouldn't have voted at all. Sorry about that. */edit*That is OK, I meant to write it so that everyone could participate. I should have used "were" instead of "are". So you answered my intent, good mind reading job.

Count Alex's Losses
01-23-2006, 01:25 PM
A draft would help a bunch of these young guys. Guys like Gochiefs would be drug kicking and screaming out of his momma's basement. And they might even make a man out of him.

I'd go to Canada.

SLAG
01-23-2006, 01:30 PM
I need more info on the Contractor Work

I would do that for 100k/Yr

Pitt Gorilla
01-23-2006, 01:41 PM
I'd go to Canada.This would be a great program for gochiefs and recxjake. Can we get some recruiters to their doors?

Count Alex's Losses
01-23-2006, 01:43 PM
This would be a great program for gochiefs and recxjake. Can we get some recruiters to their doors?

If recruiters show up at my door I will start singing.

O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.

With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!

From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee!

BigMeatballDave
01-23-2006, 01:55 PM
I'm 35. I most certainly would if I was not the father of a 7-year old...

Count Alex's Losses
01-23-2006, 01:58 PM
About the only thing that would get me to join up would be if some terrorist jerkoff killed a family member.

Chiefs Express
01-23-2006, 02:50 PM
That is OK, I meant to write it so that everyone could participate. I should have used "were" instead of "are". So you answered my intent, good mind reading job.

I signed up for free, but if I had of been offered a bonus I probably would have taken it, I don't think I would have let it determine if I were going to go in though.

Whether I would do it now would depend upon if it were just the Army offering the money, I don't think I could ever justify going green.

penchief
01-23-2006, 04:01 PM
Wansn't the max age of enlistment 32 before the invasion of Iraq? I thought they raised it to 35 last year....now it's 40? Brrrr...I feel a draft...

If I'm not mistaken, prior to the Iraqi Invasion the maximum age was 34 for both the Army and Navy. The other branches were 27 or 28, I believe. You could turn 34 in boot camp but you couldn't be 34 prior to entering boot camp. I know this because I turned 34 in boot camp and I was told when researching enlistment that I had to enter bootcamp prior to my 34th birthday to be eligible.

If the new age limit is 40 then the government has raised it. Considering the extended life spans of humans these days that may be appropriate. However, as a 38 year old exiting the Navy, I was the only person on my entire ship (enlisted, commissioned, oldster, or teenager) who scored a perfect 300 on my physical readiness test. Based on personal experience, I would suggest that anyone going through boot camp at 40 should be in superior physical condition, athlete style.

That is, unless they have lowered their standards which I hope wouldn't happen.

DenverChief
01-23-2006, 05:29 PM
The size of the neck comes into play as well. If you are a pencil neck you can be considered obese when a person that outweighs you is not if he has a "football" neck.

oh yeah forgot about that....