Split-op?

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by jlwilkes101, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. jlwilkes101

    jlwilkes101 Member

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    Looking for advice on joining the army reserve while in high school. Is it really helpful in getting admitted, and does it help in other aspects of being an officer/person? Is it worth it? Also, will I be able to do SLS as well, or can I only do one?
     
  2. MorganC

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    Are you referring to the program where you go to Boot Camp after your junior year and AIT after your senior year? If so, I'd advise against it. Simply because this is the time to be a high-schooler and have fun over the summer. Also, I'm not sure how applying to the academy would work since you're in the Reserve, but still in high school. This is NOT FACT, but I'm sure it would complicate things. As for SLS, I'd say it would be hard to do both. You can be in the Army after high school and for the rest of your career if that's what's for you, but for now just be a teenager and focus on grades and everything you can do to make yourself the most competitive applicant that you can be.
     
  3. Just_A_Mom

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    If you are enlisted in the Reserve and win an appointment to West Point, your reserve enlistment goes away - unless you separate from WP then it is activated again.
    For instance, you sign a 4 year enlistement contract with the guard and leave WP in your second year - you still owe the balance of your enlistment.

    There was a mom on her last year or year before whose son did just this. Don't do it because you want to go to West Point, if you don't get in you still have a contract to fulfill.
     

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