Joining the Army at age 30
Hi everyone, I have a few questions which may actually sound kind of silly. First though a little about myself, I'm 30 years old, about 5'5" and currently I weigh about 220lbs. I'm definitely overweight however I'm still athletic so I'm sure I would slim down so long as I ate properly and continued to exercise. In addition, I have a spotless record, I have never been convicted of a crime. Lastly, I currently not only have a HS Diploma but I also have my Associates Degree in PC Networking and 3 industry certifications from CompTIA (A+, Net+, Server+).
I'm currently unemployed and finding it very challenging to find work in my area that is commensurate with my work experience and qualifications. Routinely looking for work I see advertisements for IT related jobs with the US Army and in desperation, I have been considering doing some research and testing the waters. I realize it's a completely new lifestyle for many people and I do have some related experiences, one with Boy Scouts (which I enjoyed very much) and I have management experience.
- Is it silly for me to be considering joining the Army at my age?
- Does my experience assist me with joining?
- Is it unrealistic to think if I were to join that I'd be working in IT?
- What would my chances be in joining?
I realize I'd probably have to speak with a recruiter to gain further valuable incite but I would love to hear some peoples thoughts and guidance. Thanks and hope to hear a few responses soon!
10-04-2011 04:34 AM