6. Get out of the commitment. Getting out of a contract is difficult. The difficulty varies depending on the needs of the nation and the availability of talent in the professional field of your choice. Simply put, you should plan to fulfill any commitments you make. College Funds. All services, with the exception of the Air Force, offer a “college fund.” Some of the services offer “college funds” for people who agree to sign up for hard-to-fill jobs. The amount of money offered in the “College Fund” will be added to the amount of money you are entitled to on the Montgomery G.I. Bill (we will talk about the G.I. Bill later). You cannot have the college fund without participating in the G.I.

Bill. A word of warning – the amount of the “College Fund” specified in your convocation contract usually includes the amount you pay according to the Montgomery G.I. Invoices are authorized, and the amount of additional funds provided by the Service. So, if your conscription contract states that you have a total of $40,000 “college fund,” $37,224 (2006 payments) would come from the Montgomery G.I. Bill, to which you would have been eligible anyway, “university funds” or not. In this case, the actual amount of the “College Fund” (i.e., the “additional” money for education provided by the service) is only $2,776. Usually, but not always, when you accept the college fund, it reduces the amount of a cash enrollment bonus to which you may be entitled. The Navy and Marine Corps are offering up to $50,000 (combined college fund and GI bill) for their college fund programs. The Army bids up to $71,424. Again, the exact amount offered often depends on the position chosen.

Yes, as long as your contract with the Air Force Reserve entitles you to select Reserve Montgomery GI Bill (SR-MGIB). You can use both, but not at the same time. As I said, most recruiters are honest. The purpose of this series is not to shut down military recruiters, but to inform potential recruits to enlist in the army; the pros and cons of joining the military, whether for a four-year conscription or a 30-year military career. The theme of this series requires that the “tone” be somewhat critical or negative. I do not think of it that way. I spent 23 years in the Air Force and enjoyed every minute. My main job today is to run this website and research/write about the U.S.

military. My two daughters serve happily in the Air Force (one on active duty, the other in the Air National Guard). I love the army and all its aspects. The actual process of joining the Air Force is pretty straightforward, and you`ll be guided by your recruiter every step of the way. Before you can be accepted, there are mandatory requirements and assessments that you must pass to ensure that you have what it takes to succeed as an aviator in the US Air Force. In fact, at the bottom of the very first page of the conscription treaty contains the following clause: The Air Force Reserves assist the Regular Air Force in achieving its national security objectives by providing professionals in mission-critical roles. In addition, it is an important force in your community by calling on manpower and expertise after disasters or national riots to protect lives and property and maintain peace, order and public safety. Military service is an obligation both for the person who “enrols in service” and for the army. There is a contract that a member will sign to serve a certain number of years, but the military also guarantees you a paycheck, housing, food, clothing, medical and dental care, and training. How long does it take you to be a member of the United States Armed Forces? There is a short answer as well as a longer explanation of all the options below. As with other conscription incentives, extended conscription rank must be included in your convening contract. In general, if you are denied employment in your contract due to something beyond your control (e.B.

if the service allows the job to expire or reduce the job or has made a mistake and determined that you are not eligible for employment, or if you are denied a security clearance – not because of false information), you have the choice to apply for a layoff or select a new job from a list of available jobs, for which you are eligible. In this case, the choice is yours (it should be noted that although these situations are known, they rarely occur). Promises. I don`t care what your recruiter promised you, if it`s not in the conscription agreement or in an appendix to the contract, it`s not a promise. It also doesn`t matter what`s included in the dep conscription contract – if it`s not included in your active service contract, it`s not a promise. For example, if you have been promised a conscription bonus, it must be included in the final active service contract, or there is a good chance that you will never see this bonus. The Army and Navy are the only services that have active duty options of less than four years that are not part of the national call-to-service program. The army offers conscription contracts of two years, three years, four years, five years and six years. Few jobs in the military are available for two- and three-year conscriptions (mainly jobs that don`t require much training time and where the military struggles to get enough recruits).

Most military jobs require a minimum conscription period of four years, and some military jobs require a minimum conscription period of five years. In addition, the two years of active service required under the army`s 2-year conscription option do not begin until after basic training and vocational school, so they are actually longer than two years. “Guaranteed” jobs. A word about “guaranteed jobs”. It is important that you understand what a “guaranteed job” in the military is. If you have a “guaranteed job” in your conscription contract, it doesn`t mean you`re going to get that job, whether it`s hell or high water. There may be reasons after you register that you cannot get the job that your conscription contract “guarantees”. What happens in this case depends on the situation. .