Originally Answered: Does The Military enlist homeless people? If the person in question, meets ALL of the requirements, and prerequisites, physical, mental, legal, and educational. There’s no …
May 14, 2008 · I strongly discourage joining as a last resort but if you really want to serve then go for it. You may have to swallow your pride and live in a shelter until your ship date. You wouldn’t be the first person to join the military while homeless.
Most homeless people do poorly in regimented environments and the military is the most regimented of them all. While some might join, the majority of those people would do exceptionally poorly in basic training and “wash out” (be unable to complete training) there.
Plus, even without that, many of them are not going to be in the optimal physical state or age range needed for joining the military. And lets not forget that there are plenty of homeless people that already were in the military once. 11% of the homeless population are veterans.
Top responsesThe vast majority of them are too old. The US military limits vary between the services, from 29 (Marines) to 39 (Air Force). And a yes, a lot of them would also be … read more18 votesMany people who are homeless are homeless because they have untreated mental illnesses or addictions (which are often due to them trying to self-treating the … read more8 votesFor starters, many homeless people are veterans already and too old to join. Other reasons could be for, as you stated, criminal records, drug abuse, also … read more5 votesIn addition to the noted issues of mental health, age, and possible criminal history, you also need a High School diploma and a clean bill of physical health in … read more3 votesAside from what’s already been said, they just don’t want to. I mean, on Reddit you see plenty of people struggling to find jobs and nobody says to them, just … read more2 votesGreat feedback everyone! I guess I should have thought about it before posting this Not everyone wants to be in the military and percentage of them are … read more1 voteSee all
I was already intent on joining the military and due to the fairness of the weather, did not fear homelessness. This was not borne of desperation. I have no history of debt, drug use/abuse, criminal activity, or mental illness.
Top responsesI don’t think it’s a barrier. You’ll love BCT, by the way– warm clothes, plenty food, and a bed.45 votesUnder what circumstance? “My parents kicked me out and I have nowhere to go” isn’t uncommon, and recruiters might be able to hook you up with some … read more18 votesYou’ll be fine, just don’t ask for HRAP when you’re graduating.17 votesI shipped to MEPS with a guy that had been homeless. The recruiter used his own home address to enlist the guy and confirmed that he was living there. Good … read more9 votesYou’ll be fine. Explain the circumstances to your recruiter.6 votesThey will ask for a home of record address. Do you have a mom, dad or grandma or sibling address you can use?6 votesSee all
From Homeless to the Army to Senior Recruiter: FedEx’s Charles Thamm. From being homeless, to joining the Army, to now leading efforts for one of the top programs in the nation, Charles is a success story to never forget. I was grateful that his executive leadership and communications department gave me the opportunity to interview him.
Why don’t homeless people join the military if young enough? I can’t speak for the military in other countries, but most military branches here in the U. S. have very strict standards and are selective; no arrests, no history
Reasons To Not Join the Military. Marco O’brien. If you join the military at 18 years old you can retire and start collecting your retirement at 38 years old, now that is the bad news you won
Feb 05, 2016 · A bit of an unusual one, My wife is kicking me out which will obviously make me homeless, I’m waiting on advice from the local authorities however its likely that I’ll end up in emergency housing IE B&B, would I still be able to process an Army Application as I’d be technically homeless or would I have to wait until I find a flat of my own
Jun 30, 2015 · Most homeless people do poorly in regimented environments and the military is the most regimented of them all.” He adds: “While some might join, the majority of those people would do exceptionally poorly in basic training and ‘wash out’ (be unable to complete training) there.
13. Joining the military or fighting in a war is NOT “serving your country” or the people of your country. Nor is it “protecting or defending freedom”. If they don’t have parents for support they end up homeless or working minimum wage job. Basically the middle class jobs have mostly disappeared.
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May 03, 2017 · News Double your chances of being homeless: Join the military! Page 2 of 4 The requirements for joining the military have varied depending on how many competing opportunities exist in the civilian world. a standardized methodology to determine unduplicated counts of homeless persons within CoCs has not yet been implemented and the