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


Is possible for me to serve all branches of the military in my lifetime??
My plan is to start as an army specialist, then an engineer in the marines, an architect in the navy, an air force pilot, and as well as a coast guard pilot. I will do that after i get my bachelor's degree. I will serve each for two years each. Is it possible for me to do all that?

While technically is is possible, it is improbable, especially since you think you can be these jobs.  The military has minimum requirements when joining and you cannot just serve two years.  Becoming a pilot alone takes two years, then you owe 6 more after that to a service.

Focus on one and become a master of what you do.

Careers: Military--Army, Navy, Airforce, Marines, Coast Guard

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John L


I am a National Guard Recruiting NCOIC, been doing recruiting jobs for the military for over 12 years and am a subject matter expert on qualifications for National Guard and Army ( as we use the same regulation) and I keep up to date on other services regulations as well. In my job, I process questionable applicants and determine eligibility, I process waivers of all types and know the regulations inside and out. I will not sugar coat my answers to you. They are usually short and to the point. If you need more in depth, ask me. Because each situation is different, alot of times you need to actually talk to a recruiter and let them evaluate your situation in person, by looking at your documents, issues etc. If I suggest this, it would be in your best interest to do so. Finally...thank you for your interest in serving this great nation of ours. Very few people can actually make the cut to serve let alone choose to do so. So thank you for wanting to and hopefully you will get a chance. Whatever branch you choose, thank you and good luck.


18 years Guard experience, combat missions and homeland missions. 12 years recruiting. I have been a platoon sergeant and squad leader. Mentor to new recruiters and recruits.

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