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thinking of reenlisting. have questions

tkeinia Jan 22, 2012

  1. tkeinia

    tkeinia Well-Known Member Donator

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    i was thinking of reenlisting into the navy, formally stationed in san diego.

    questions: what are the age requirments? im 40 and turn 41 in july. have 2 years prior service.

    i have a honarable discharge, but got out due to pt failure, dd214 has code that i can reenlist.

    any advice and help is welcome.
     
  2. Gibs

    Gibs Well-Known Member Staff Member Global Moderator

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    Gonna be tough to come back in. I know they are making recruiting goals everywhere.

    Good luck, you may try to talk with the Army also depending on what your rate was. Alot cross over and they may be able to use your experience.


    Gib
     
  3. Mustangcwo

    Mustangcwo Crew Chief Staff Member Global Moderator Board Member San Diego Chapter

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    All you can do is give it a shot. Gib is correct, it is very tough and your age will work against you. If you select a critical field and have experience, you might have a chance.
     
  4. wickedstangs

    wickedstangs Chula Vista, CA Staff Member Administrator San Diego Chapter

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    Yes, it is tough, they are not taking people for Tattoos now in the wrong places... Before they over looked it now it a major issue.
     
  5. tkeinia

    tkeinia Well-Known Member Donator

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    damn that neck tattoo of wicked stangs. lol. i do have two tattoos on my back shoulders.

    would it help that i have my degree now from texas a&m san antonio?, its in criminology and i want to work in the legal field. looking into the officer program.
     
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    tkeinia Well-Known Member Donator

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    also was wondering about pay. i would claim my son as a dependent.
     
  7. wickedstangs

    wickedstangs Chula Vista, CA Staff Member Administrator San Diego Chapter

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    yes, you can... 1BDPNTO is recruiter I will tell him to log in...
     
  8. tkeinia

    tkeinia Well-Known Member Donator

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    thanks
     
  9. wickedstangs

    wickedstangs Chula Vista, CA Staff Member Administrator San Diego Chapter

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    I am on the phone with him and the NAVY is not taking anyone right now.. Only Seal / Nuc's/ and Reserversits.. NO PRIOR SERVICE..

    He said you might be able to go reserves they are going to take you and reduce to 1 pay grade less and stick you in a Job needs of the NAVY only.

    Once you go Reserves after 2years you can apply for Full Time Support...
     
  10. tkeinia

    tkeinia Well-Known Member Donator

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    thanks for the info, that is what i needed.
     
  11. wickedbird

    wickedbird Well-Known Member Donator

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    Being a prior recruiter I used to take guys in your situation and refer them to the Army. But, with all the services cutting back it is going to be hard to come back in. Good luck!
     
  12. tkeinia

    tkeinia Well-Known Member Donator

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    thanks guys, i wouldnt really care to enter the army, i really would love to be back on a ship.
     
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    wickedbird Well-Known Member Donator

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    I am getting ready to jump on the 31st MEU in a few days if you want to come out here and take my place? :BigGrin:
     
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    Brent Riffel Well-Known Member

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    AF is the same way - with the force reduction going on, getting in the door is becoming more and more competitive. They want either a completely clean record, or skills in a specific area they're needing to fill.

    Don't know how the Navy is w/ PT, but the AF has become a real pain in the ass about it, and has been using it as a force reduction tool for a couple years now. I just signed another guy out the door last week for too many PT failures, not by choice.
     

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