Can I take the ASVAB again?
I qualified for the Navy passing the asvab and the medical/physical screenings, I havent selected a job or sworn in yet, i was offered a Culinary Specialist or PACT-Seaman, although that does not spark my interest, and no disrespect to Culinary Specialist or PACT-Seaman, but i do not want that job. My recruiter keeps saying its about getting your foot through the door and it would be a good idea to take it and switch jobs later in my career. its hard to soak it in after that was offered and how my recruiter convinced me to take it. is it possible to switch branches? I have listed all the Navy jobs that fit my asvab line scores and it is very minimal, aviation was cut off because i didnt pass the depth perception eye test. i want to join the Army because the selections fit what i really want to do with my life concidering the years ill be adding on to my life. How would this process go to switch? anyone with experience and help? i may be going to a civilian eye doctor to retest for the depth perception test because aviation was something i really wanted to do in the Navy. Should i re take my asvab? i will be purchasing 'ASVAB for dummies' and have a few months to study. i spoke with my navy recruiter today and he said that it is possible to find me a job as a pact-seaman, he said that it could help me explore a job in the navy, kind of like an apprentice. i've researched it and it doesnt look very appealing, i understand that he wants to get me in, but i feel like hes jerkin me around as if im some idiot that will accept something so quick, he told me to come to MEPS with him on monday to look at jobs and if i see pact-seaman available i should get it quick before someone else does. again, i am concidering the army now, i kind of want to tell him, but i know he would probably hate me. should i call a army recruiter and MAYBE retake the asvab or stay with my navy recruiter? i was pretty anxious to join the navy so i might of rushed it. now that i know how things kind of work with the help everyone here as said, i feel like i should take advantage of it. i dont know why i feel so rushed.
Asked By: - 5/19/2012
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You need to understand some things about enlisting in the service. Firstly, your ASVAB results are recorded in the central REDD Reporting system. No branch owns your results and don't let a recruiter BS you. Your physical goes into the ALTA medical central records system. No particular branch of service owns it. OK... More
Answered By: Anthony - 5/20/2012
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Whether or not you should take the ASVAB depends on if you really think you will score higher. Even so, you are taking a risk retaking it since it's possible you could end up scoring lower, disqualifying yourself. It's up to you. If you're thinking about going to the Army you need to speak to an Army recruiter so they... More
Answered By: AD - 5/19/2012
The only branch that will assure you of the job, and training you qualify for is the Army. Any Army recruiter can take your present scores and see if you qualify, and if not then the ball is in your court.
Answered By: Nancy - 5/19/2012
Do NOT go PACT. that is a huge mistake. You more than likely just end up a non-rated seaman and wind up as a Boatswain's Mate. (BM... More
Answered By: CG-23 Sailor - 5/19/2012
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