Can I join the Army and enter Ranger training if I meet the physical criteria? See below?
I am 40 yo college graduate, physically fit i.e. can run a marathon. I have alway wanted to serve my country and would like to challenge myself. I would like to be a Ranger/special forces of some sort but i think i might be toooo old for that section of the military. The recruiter i am dealing with is sort of clueless. Any guidance would be great.
Asked By: wash5 - 7/21/2009
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Currently you meet the age requirements for active duty Army, however .. as my Ranger brother mentioned, I would highly advise you do not attempt to obtain an Option 40 contract... More
Answered By: KJ - 7/24/2009
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I don't think that you can enlist in the Army after age 36
Answered By: Mama Mia - 7/21/2009
I think your too old for the military.
Answered By: synyster - 7/21/2009
Sorry, you are too old. You should have signed up when you had a chance instead of looking for a welfare check after you lost your job.
Answered By: Joani - 7/21/2009
I think there are some exception for your age because recently I've heard of people in their 50's going in. You have to be in great shape with no medical problems though. As far as Ranger training and other special ops training, I'm sorry I can't be sure on that one. Ranger school is hard on guys half your age. But hey... More
Answered By: Thunderstruck - 7/21/2009
I'm telling you right now even if you can get into the Army on waiverable status you do not want to go to a Ranger Battalion as a 40 Year old PVT. Sure you'll get SPC from your college but trust me in Ranger Bat there is two ranks, people with tabs and people without tabs. I was a Ranger pvt at 18 and it was good for... More
Answered By: Greg A - 7/22/2009
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