There’s never been a better time for a High School graduate to join the U.S. military. With the economy growing sluggishly and major overseas operations coming to a close, the opportunities in the military might be the best available to many young Americans.
The military’s a great choice even if you just look at compensation. It’s very hard to find a full-time job in many places. New enlistees make at least $1500 cash every month, many times just for being in training. In addition to the monthly salary, meals and housing are paid for. That housing often takes the form of a nice private or semi-private dorm room too, not just a bunk in an open bay. Meals are Full Story
The people of Pilsen, KS, are all aware of Chaplain Emil Kapaun who will be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor on April 11, 2013.
You see, Chaplain Kapaun served as an Army Chaplain in both World War II and the Korean War where he was awarded both the Bronze Star and the Distinguished Service Cross.
Let me explain, but first…
Kapaun was born and raised in Pilsen, KS. He lived and worked on the family farm which helped provide Kapaun a strong work ethic that went on to serve him well in the military. As one story was told when his mother was ill and not able to milk a cow, Kapaun first attempted to milk the Full Story
Joining the Army can be an exciting process, however potential soldiers don’t just get to decide to join on a whim. Instead, there are specific requirements to join the Army that must be met before you raise your hand and take the oath of enlistment. Knowing what the requirements to join the Army are before you meet with a recruiter can help make the process a much smoother one.
General Requirements To Join The Army
First and foremost, you need to have a high school diploma. In some cases, the Army will accept potential recruits with a GED, however these soldiers will likely be kept from promotions. However, soldiers with a GED and at least 15 college credit hours will be Full Story
Soldiers have numerous reasons to join the Army. Whether they join to travel the world, or to help pay for college, or simply because they want to serve their country, today’s soldiers come from all types of backgrounds. However, they all have something in common — the benefits of joining the Army. Here are just a few of these benefits.
One Of The Top Reasons To Join The Army: Educational Benefits
Paying for college is a big concern for most high school graduates. College costs are rising faster than ever before and because many students do work full or part time while attending school, it can take longer than the typical four year education. If you want to attend college, but the Full Story