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This is for those in the US Army.especially married service men/women..Advice?

Ok. I am from Australia. Soon, i will be filing for an adjustment of status to US resident..then of course..the waiting game..the.. i will have my greencard. My wife and i have been talking and i was thinking of joining the Army after i receive residency status. Most of my life i spent driving forklifts and working in a storage environment. What are your experiences with the US Army? Would there be..say..room for people like me? I am 27..by the time i get my greencard..i will probably be 29.

Asked By: reichman2007 - 4/16/2006
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There's room for anyone in good shape. I was in recently but was medically discharged before I could go to Iraq unfortunately... More
Answered By: i_fell - 4/16/2006
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I have been in the military and it was probably the best thing I ever did for myself. No matter your qualifications they will train you to do something. Good luck and I think it's a good idea.
Answered By: Disillusioned - 4/16/2006
 
if you are young guy yes.
Answered By: seawavblue - 4/16/2006
 
I was think you might be too old. I thought they limit was twenty seven, but its more like 34-35 and now there is talk about raising to 42.
Answered By: icprofit2000 - 4/16/2006
 
i am in the army now... More
Answered By: charlie_myers_pfc - 4/16/2006
 
I agree with Charlie. You probably will be deployed. Try something medical. X-ray tech, lab tech, medic: something that can be used on the outside. I was in the military for 7 years. It was a good experience, but I was single at the time. good luck
Answered By: parlay254 - 4/16/2006
 
WELL AS LONG AS YOU ARE A LEGAL CITIZEN YOU SHOULD BE FINE. I AM NOT IN THE ARMY BUT I AM IN THE AIR FORCE. NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO OR DON'T HOW TO DO THEY WILL TRAIN YOU FOR YOUR JOB. BUT KNOWING HOW TO DRIVE A FORKLIFT MAY HELP A LITTLE. I WISH YOU GOOD LUCK BECAUSE WE NEED MORE PEOPLE LIKE YOU THAT ARE WILLING TO JOIN... More
Answered By: wilfred_nieves - 4/16/2006
 
There's plenty of room in the army. The age limit is currently 40, and you can get an accelerated citizenship.
Answered By: a_wood80 - 4/16/2006
 
The prospects for enlistment are very good... Contact an Army recruiter and talk (YOU DONT HAVE TO SIGN UP THEN) and see what your options are.
Answered By: eldertrouble - 4/16/2006
 
My experience is with the US Air Force, 22 years active and currently retired. I can't recall any assignment, or any base where a good material handler wasn't a valuable commodity. If you are looking for something else, just talk with recruiter. Good Luck
Answered By: gimpalomg - 4/16/2006
 
Do everything legally, and you'll do just fine. I know several people who have come from Africa, Asia, South America, and Europe and went right into the U.S. military. It's a great thing that our country does by making it easy to serve, and you're rewarded very well. It makes getting your citizenship a bit smoother, as... More
Answered By: Ti - 4/16/2006
 
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