Careers: Military--Army, Navy, Airforce, Marines, Coast Guard/Army or Navy or Both?


I am 16 years old and I am wanting to be an officer for the navy. But lately I been wanting to join the Army as well as an Officer. I am wanting to know if it is possible to do both? And if it is how could it be done?
Thanks -Daniel

I'm glad to see you're thinking seriously about this.   The answer is no, not at the same time.
You'll see many people who appear to have done it, but upon closer examination you'll see they entered another Service after completing a tour with the first Service.  I have a relative who was in the Army, the Marines, and then the Navy, one after another, like that.
Sorry for the delay, I wound up in the hospital unexpectedly.
Colonel H

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