Careers: Military--Army, Navy, Airforce, Marines, Coast Guard/Too Late?


Mr. Grabill,  I have raised my hand, signed the papers and gone through MEPS. I'm due to leave no earlier than March 2015. I think I've rushed into this decision and would really much prefer to join the Air Force as my Dad, Mom and Sister have done.  My question is, is it too late to change services?  Thanks for your service and assistance.

It may not be too late.  See your Air Force recruiter first and let him deal with the Army recruiter.  Don't try dealing with the Army recruiter yourself.  Tell the AF recruiter about your Dad, Mom and Sister and ask about a Family Tradition waiver.  That should get you in for sure.
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Careers: Military--Army, Navy, Airforce, Marines, Coast Guard

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Numerous book reviews published in the Journal of American History. Two books submitted for publication. Co-Author of two more. Eisenhower memorial Library (interview with U.S. Presidential chaffeur

Ph.D. in military history, Columbus University (Summa Cum Laude) Ph.D. in history, London, England (Summa Cum Laude) Master of Arts degree in history, Marshall University, WV Bachelors degree, double-major in history and mathematics, Salem College, WV Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL

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Legion of Merit, Defense MSM, 5 Meritous Service Medals,Joint Commendation Medal AF Commendation Medal Army Commendation Joint Achievement Medal AF Achievement Medal Outstanding Volunteer Medal Total of 33 Medals and 43 Ribbons

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