I'm 26 years old in March. I've debated on joining before, but didn't follow through, because there was somethings I wanted to do, before I would attempt. I still haven't due to no chances of getting work to be able to. I've decided, that maybe the only place would be in the military. There are other reasons, that I want to get into the military.
I currently at this time. I am not fluent in any second language. I have some knowledge of German. I'm currently studying Russian and can speak some, but not that much, although it is growing everyday slowly. I don't mind learning Persian/Farsi, Dari and Pashto. I'm also debating Arabic. Would there be a chance at getting a translator/linguist job, even though I don't know any of those languages fluently like German and Russian? Would Russian even be worth any points in the Army right now let alone German?
One of the problems is that I don't really have great teeth, due to my addiction of pop. 2-4 litres a day. Nowadays I don't have it anymore. I'm a chain smoker, but going to be giving it up soon. That is one of the things I worry about, if I do get in.
The major problem, that I have. I never finished high-school, because I had to help my mum out with bills and other things. So, I dropped out to help her. I put off my GED like a moron. I remember when I seen a recruiter a year, or two ago, that the Army had a programme on getting my GED, if I passed the ASVAB. Do they still have this programme? Honestly, if not, I will get it manually. Just hoping that it's still possible.