Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

To: MindBender26
The corporal joined after 9/11, so he has been in only two years. But why he didn't try for OCS (too old?) when he had a degree, I don't know. As for the Lt., perhaps she joined as enlisted, got her degree and then went to OCS.
24 posted on 12/18/2003 6:26:17 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn’t be, in its eyes, a slave.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies ]


To: Blood of Tyrants
Who cares? Obviously they had the smarts to get the job done.
Sure beats the hell out of the mental midget officer material on these threads abusing Col West and spouting rules and regulations.
26 posted on 12/18/2003 6:33:23 AM PST by Publius6961 (40% of Californians are as dumb as a sack of rocks.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies ]

To: Blood of Tyrants
That's the kind of Army we had pre-73. Vietnam gave the Draft a bad name, but even then most who were called did their duty and many made a career of it.

In the early 60's I served with the draftees and for the most part they were older, had more life's experiences, and made better leaders (informal and formal).

General Shalikasvilli and Elvis Presley were drafted in 1958. Didn't hurt their careers.
27 posted on 12/18/2003 6:34:29 AM PST by leadpenny
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies ]

To: Blood of Tyrants
Isn't the cut-off age for OCS, 32 years old?
29 posted on 12/18/2003 6:35:39 AM PST by Lion in Winter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies ]

To: Blood of Tyrants
OCS age requirement 19-29. Age waivers on a case by case basis up to age 34. Sounds like the Cpl could well have missed the cutoff.
32 posted on 12/18/2003 6:45:57 AM PST by elli1
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies ]

To: Blood of Tyrants
The corporal joined after 9/11, so he has been in only two years. But why he didn't try for OCS (too old?) when he had a degree

Yep, from Army Officer Candidate Page OCS requirements tab.

At least 19 and not older than 29 at time of USAREC Selelction Board. (age waivers will be considered on a case by case basis for applicnats ages 29-34)

If he's 36 now, he was 33 or 34 upon enlistment, depending on how long after 9-11 he enlisted. An age waiver might have been possible then, but now he's too old for even that.

89 posted on 12/19/2003 5:08:37 PM PST by El Gato (Federal Judges can twist the Constitution into anything.. Or so they think.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies ]

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article


FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson