I want to join the Army and was wondering what the likelyhood of aquiring an 18x contract would be with the following info about me: 22 years old, have a G.E.D. but I have about 37 college credits (maybe more and I read that having more than 15 puts me in the same enlistment category as a highschool diploma holder. Is it true?), 2 misdemeanors on my record that happened 4 1/2 years ago. I haven’t taken the ASVAB but I’m pretty sure I’ll do well on it, I did well on the practice one and was told that kind of score qualifies me for just about everything.
The second part of the post is to ask whether it is even a good idea. I have read that there is a huge number of dropouts from the 18x program because they don’t spend enough time developing the right soldier skills as regular infantry. Are there other routes I should consider taking If I want to be SF?
Any advice is appreciated.
Also, since you haven’t signed a contract, now would be the time to read and learn about everything possible. Get your body and mind ready now.
I think your criminal record could be a problem.
Thanks, I’ve borrowed Chosen Soldier: The Making Of A Special Forces Warrior by Dick Couch and the U.S. Army map Reading and Land navigation Handbook from a friend and will read everything in them, will probably end up reading more than that. Any suggestions?
I’m taking this very seriously, already started training my butt off, started running and will start rucking soon. My criminal record is the main thing I’m worried about atm.
Anything about rappelling, typing knots, basic math(fractions, division, etc) without the use of a calculator, proper foot care, learn how to swim with and without gear, and anything that will help you focus mentally. At least this is what I’m reading or plan to read.
I went to a local bookstore and bought a book that has listing of all the Hooah schools like Airborne, Ranger School, SF, HALO, etc. It shows what physical requirements are needed to even be qualified.