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Which military branch should I look into?

I want to be an MP. I want to work in forensics, hopefully become a handwritting analyst. I am 38. I know I am considered old for the military but the cut off is now 41 & I can't find a job that pays worth a crap. Please only serious answers.

Asked By: Julia B - 5/24/2008
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First off, do not join the military (solely) for a leg up on a civilian job. And certainly don't join it for the money... More
Answered By: C/TSgt Paradox - 5/24/2008
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Doesn't matter which branch; you'll likely end up looking at roots.
Answered By: i_am_the_fig - 5/24/2008
 
An MP is not necessarily going to help you get a job in forensics. Usually you need a degree for tha. There may be MP positions for the ARMY with CID that are similar to forensics, however you must realize that the training is pretty tough both physically and mentally. If you think you can do it, go for it.
Answered By: mevadus - 5/24/2008
 
Only the Army and Navy have significant military police programs. The Navy ones (Shore Police) are less likely to get put in a combat zone; but neither is going to give you much forensics/investigation training. Good luck though!
Answered By: dukefenton - 5/24/2008
 
ARMY!
Answered By: Jian Yoo Hoo - 5/24/2008
 
US Air Force #1
Answered By: Mary L - 5/24/2008
 
13 yrs active duty army and now 6 years af guard, god the only thing i would recommend is the AF or mayb the navy , other than that NO WAY
Answered By: inkeeper06 - 5/24/2008
 
Considering your age your only hope is the Army although I wouldnt count on them actually giving you a job in forensics...thats damned rare
Answered By: usmcm240g - 5/24/2008
 
PIGS!!
Answered By: &missladii& - 5/24/2008
 
Air Force, go in the career field of OSI office of special investigation, but you might have to start off as a LE-law enforcement not MP military police. The OSI people are like the Detectives (FBI) of the Air Force. Navy/Marine Corp has the Naval Central Intelligence Service but it is mostly civilian. Army has the... More
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Answered By: David B - 5/24/2008
 
I would say that Air Force, but the max age is 27, waiverable to 31. Here is the age cutoffs for each branch. Looks like the only non reserves branch that will accept you is Army. http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/enlstandards.htm
Answered By: AF427 - 5/24/2008
 
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