I need to reply with at least a 75 word comment back to George about my post
This is a very detailed email that provides a lot of great information. This was the strength of your email. I also think you included great direction for the recipient of your message. Well done!
Can you please provide a summary of your strategy and include a discussion on any principles you implemented from the background reading? Thank you in advance!
George Subject: Carreer Advice
Hello young man/lady
You have just graduated from high school and are aspiring to pursue a military career. It is imperative that you know that there is a physical requirement which entails an extensive physical examination as well as the Armed Forces Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) which examines ones mental capacity and determines your job placement. There is also a legal background check. In this regard I hope that you do not have any criminal charges or felonies. You must also have no history of any serious medical conditions. You will also need to get in touch with a good recruiter who will communicate the technical details with your family so that you will have all the facts since the dispensation of that information is within their training.
As a high school graduate you can also opt to attend college and enlist in the military at the same time. There are some programs like the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) which gives 100% tuition aid while in college. I am currently striving for a Bachelor of Science and Leadership degree which is fully funded by the Army. In this regard the Marine Corps reserve also gives students a chance to attend school full time while simultaneously serve at the Marine Corps with local reserve units. The military requires ten years of service commitment in exchange for training and the Navy requires eight years of commitment. These commitments do not start until one has successfully completed military training which takes about a year. The military spends a lot of money in training people and therefore would require a return on their investment.
You also have to know that getting into this program is highly competitive and even in the case where you are successful; you are still not guaranteed a training slot because you will also have to compete for those slots. In the event that you are still successful at this stage you will undergo a very intensive training course in advanced technology. This is where the element of luck will place you in good stead. The marine corps also has a Delayed Entry Program (DEP) which allows young people to commit to become a marine while postponing recruitment training for up to one year. The DEP program allows you to stay at home and prepare in advance for the rigors of recruit training with the guidance of your recruiter. You will begin an individual physical training program while learning Marine Corps history traditions and terminology. The most important advice I can give you is follow this route when you are absolutely sure and passionate about protecting this country. This is the kind of job where a mistake can cost you your life but reserves honor for those who uphold the principles of the armed forces.
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