This is more geared at people who have enlisted for active duty at 17 and/or with a GED, but any advice is super appreciated!
I attend a pretty decent school, but due to enrollment/financial issues haven't received the credits needed to be on the graduation track. Instead of doing another year of school and praying that I can get on the graduation track, I'm hoping to apply for enlistment just after I turn 17. I have parental consent, but I'm sure there's some form to fill out or process to go through to prove that. Just to clarify I am unmarried and have no dependents.
So I have a ton of questions but here are the more pressing ones.
I assume recruiters can't really do much official work until I am 17. What should I do between now and summer to be the best candidate possible? How long was your recruitment and enlistment process?
I've got a waiver to take the GED a year early. What was your experience with recruiters in regards to their opinions on folks with GEDs/folks enlisting early?
What are some key things to know before attempting to enlist? What tips would you give for interview/talking to a recruiter?
Clearly this is a selective process, any advice that you wish you'd had beforehand would be super helpful.
Thanks a ton!