36 years old

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I am 36 years old is there any way around the new 35year old age requirement? I started talking to my recruiter and took the asvab at 35! Does anyone know if the age limit will change?

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MSG Glenn
Joined: 08/31/2010
RE: Age limit

If anything the age limit will be even be changed to even a younger age sometime in the future. As you've already found out the present age limit went from 42 to 35 & that means shipping before your 35th birthday.

Anything can happen, though. If there's a new war & at the same time the civilian job market improves markedly & the Army isn't getting enough recruits it's always possible that the'll change the age requirement in the future. Personally I can't see that happening anytime soon.

LACHERYL (not verified)
age limit

I know that I am too old, in the past I had requested my military records, however, I did not request the right one. I was coded RE-4 in the Navy in 1986 when I was released due to pregnancy.

I attempted a few times to reenlist, by 1989 I did not try any more. I just received my entire military records, and found out that as of Oct, 1989 was was re coded eligible for reenlistment.

Am I just out of luck for this information?

MSG Glenn
Joined: 08/31/2010
RE: too old

Your effective age for enlistment of prior service people is the actual age minus the time you served in any branch of the military. A person is 38 years old. He previously served for 4 years. That makes him/her effectively 34 for enlistment purposes. With an eligible to enlist RE code you could have a chance if you're not too old. If you still want to serve you can try to get a job as a civilian for the Department of Defense or Department of the Army, Navy, etc. There's even a possibilty that you might get a job at your local Reserve unit. I have no idea how to go about that, though.

When I was an Active Army Advisor to a Reserve Division we had full time civilian employees & after I retired shortly before 9/11/01 I returned to the Reserve unit as a civilian instructor but as an outside contractor not an employee of the Army.