Your Questions About New Army Pt Test Scoring

Sandy asks…

enlistment question. new question slightly different problem.?

I want to join the us marines or army infantry. If I go army I get a shot at ranger with a 50k enlistment bonus or marine infantry.

To anyone putting up with my dumb questions this long god bless you =)

I have an asvab of 85 and army pt score of 230 (improved a little) and just pass the initial entry portion of the marine pt test (my pull ups stink)
which do you think I should join

admin answers:

What is your question exactly?

You will be fine in either branch but I am biased towards the army after serving in a joint command.

Betty asks…

Is this the new Oath of enlistment for the Army?

US ARMY OATH OF ENLISTMENT
“I, Rambo, swear to sign away 4 years of my mediocre life to the
UNITED STATES ARMY because I couldn’t score high enough on the ASVAB
to
get
into the Air Force, I’m not tough enough for the Marines, and the Navy
won’t take me because I can’t swim.
I will wear camouflage every day and tuck my trousers into my boots
because I can’t figure out how to use blousing straps. I promise to
wear
my
uniform 24 hours a day even when I have a date.
I will continue to tell myself that I am a fierce killing machine
because my Drill Sergeant told me I am, despite the fact that the only
action I
will see is a Court-Martial for sexual harassment. I acknowledge the
fact
that I will make E-8 in my first year of
service, and vow to maintain that it is because I scored perfect on my
PT
test.
After completion of my Sexual…..er…..I mean “Basic Training,” I
will attend a different Army school every other month and return
knowing
less than I did when I left. On my first trip home after Boot Camp, I
will
walk around like I am
cool and propose to my 9th grade sweetheart. I will make my wife stay
home
because if I let her out she might leave me for a better-looking Air
Force
guy.
Should she leave me twelve times, I will continue to take her back.
While at work, I will maintain a look of knowledge while getting
absolutely nothing accomplished. I will arrive to work every day at
1000
hrs
because of morning PT and leave everyday at 1300 to report back to
“COMPANY.”
I understand that I will undergo no training whatsoever that will
help me get a job upon separation, and will end up working
construction
with
my friends from high school. I will brag to everyone about the Army
giving
me $30,000 for
college, but will be unable to use it because I can’t pass a placement
exam. So Help
Me God!”
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Signature
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Date

admin answers:

Really funny,

Hahahahahahaha whoa hhohohohohoho

Maria asks…

what does a 3/2 army rating mean?

i havea sister whos been in the army almost 4 years….shes home onleave and is upset she got a 3/2 rating….i dont know if its a pt test score or an overall evaluation…she is a few pounds overweigh and has had a cpl issues with pt…but my understanding is that she was doing well in the military…shes more upset at her superiors and she feels lack of respect…shes transferring so whatever it was it was given to her as she was signing off and leaving for the transfer…i did some research…and i dont really understand all the army lingo (and shes more mad than upset it seams.shes said the following things about it….”stupid isn’t it? it’s funny because the “bullets” contradict what the rating says, lol!! You can tell they copied and pasted from someone else’s “,and “Ya know Im just hoping they don’t treat any other NCO’s like they did me. I didn’t even get a goodbye formation….so sad. Makes me feel like they really didn’t care :( “…we arent very close so i didnt dig as to not anger her….but from my research, it could be promotion rating(if so is that good or bad)….also saw a few posts about a similar rating being given o someone who was discharged, as a side note she veery recently married a lower ranking soldier….so im concerned that maybe shes just going to the new base so they can be together(cause shes done right at 4 years active….and she hasnt mentioned reinlistment in about a year…), im trying not to start family drama as i said by pushing the subject….she has also stated that she doesnt want any of the family members to visit, as we havent met her husband who is at the new base(leaving base names out for obvious reasons)….and she wasnt stationed on the mainland….but where shes going is a base in the southeast…i have heard her talking to other military friends i assume from the base she left…and they seem to think or at least say that she got dealt an unfair rating…about all the info i have…but she is my sis…so if somethings bad, id like the chance to understand it and comfort her….at this point im afraid to even comment about it to her…thanks for any help…

admin answers:

DA Form 2166-8 is the NCO Evaluation Report:

http://armypubs.army.mil/eforms/pdf/A2166_8.pdf

If you scroll to the bottom of the second page (Part V block c) you will notice Senior Rater evaluations

3/2 means she got a 3 (Successful) under Overall Performance and 2 (under potential)

While she didn’t get “maxed out” (as in a 1/1) it isn’t disastrous or bad.

Laura asks…

can i join the army with 3 misdemenores without a ged?

can i join the u.s. army with 3 misdemenores and with out a ged in october when the new fiscal year starts? i heard that there is a better chance of getting in when the new fiscal year starts. also i feel that i will score high on asvab and i can already pass my pt test.

admin answers:

No you will need at least a GED or High School diploma to get in. Having neither you can’t enlist in any branch. Can’t even hardly join with a GED anymore for that matter unless you have college.

Michael asks…

New Oaths of Enlistment?

US AIR FORCE OATH OF ENLISTMENT

“I, (State your name), swear to sign away 4 years of my life to the UNITED STATES AIR FORCE because I know I couldn’t hack it in the Army, because the Marines frighten me, and because I am afraid of water over waist-deep. I swear to sit behind a desk. I also swear not to do any form of real exercise, but promise to defend our bike- riding test as a valid form of exercise. I promise to walk around calling everyone by their first name because I find it amusing to annoy the other services.

I will have a better quality of life than those around me and will, at all times, be sure to make them aware of that fact. After completion of “Basic Training”, I will be a lean, mean, donut-eating, Lazy-Boy sitting, civilian-wearing-blue-clothes, Chair-borne Ranger. I will believe I am superior to all others and will make an effort to clean the knife before stabbing the next person in the back. I will annoy those around me, and will go home early every day. So Help Me God!”

____________________
Signature

____________________
Date

US ARMY OATH OF ENLISTMENT

“I, Rambo, swear to sign away 4 years of my mediocre life to the UNITED STATES ARMY because I couldn’t score high enough on the ASVAB to get into the Air Force, I’m not tough enough for the Marines, and the Navy won’t take me because I can’t swim. I will wear camouflage every day and tuck my trousers into my boots because I can’t figure out how to use blousing straps. I promise to wear my uniform 24 hours a day even when I have a date.

I will continue to tell myself that I am a fierce killing machine because my Drill Sergeant told me so, despite the fact that the only action I will see is a court-martial for sexual harassment. I acknowledge the fact that I will make E-8 in my first year of service, and vow to maintain that it is because I scored perfect on my PT test. After completion of my Sexual…..er…..I mean “Basic Training,” I will attend a different Army school every other month and return knowing less than I did when I left. On my first trip home after Boot Camp, I will walk around like I am cool and propose to my 9th grade sweetheart. I will make my wife stay home because if I let her out she might leave me for a better-looking Air Force guy. Should she leave me twelve times, I will continue to take her back. While at work I will maintain a look of knowledge while getting absolutely nothing accomplished. I will arrive to work every day at 1000 hrs because of morning PT and leave everyday at 1300 to report back to “COMPANY.”

I understand that I will undergo no training whatsoever that will help me get a job upon separation, and will end up working construction with my friends from high school. I will brag to everyone about the Army giving me $30,000 for college, but will be unable to use it because I can’t pass a placement exam. So Help Me God!”

_____________________
Signature

_____________________
Date

US NAVY OATH OF ENLISTMENT

“I, Top Gun, in lieu of going to prison, swear to sign away 4 years of my life to the UNITED STATES NAVY, because I want to hang out with Marines without actually having to BE one of them, because I thought the Air Force was too “corporate,” because I didn’t want to actually live in dirt like the Army, and because I thought, “Hey, I like to swim…why not?” I promise to wear clothes that went out of style in 1976 and to have my name stenciled on the butt of every pair of pants I own. I understand that I will be mistaken for the Good Humor Man during summer, and for Nazi Waffen SS during the winter. I will strive to use a different language than the rest of the English-speaking world, using words like “deck, bulkhead, cover, geedunk, scuttlebutt, scuttle and head,” when I really mean “floor, wall, hat, candy, water fountain, hole in wall and toilet.”

I will take great pride in the fact that all Navy acronyms, rank, and insignia, and everything else for that matter, are completely different from the other services and make absolutely no sense whatsoever. I will muster, whatever that is, at 0700 every morning unless I am buddy-buddy with the Chief, in which case I will show up around 0930. I vow to hone my coffee cup-handling skills to the point that I can stand up in a kayak being tossed around in a typhoon, and still not spill a drop. I consent to being promoted and subsequently busted at least twice per fiscal year. I realize that, once selected for Chief, I am required to submit myself to the sick, and quite possibly illegal, whims of my newfound “colleagues.” So Help Me Neptune!”

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Signature

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Date

US MARINE CORPS OATH OF ENLISTMENT

“I, (pick a name the police won’t recognize), swear..uhhhh….high- and-tight…. grunt… cammies….kill…. fix bayonets….charge….slash….dig….burn…. blowup….ugh…Air Force women….beer….. sailors wives…..air strikes…. yes
For those of you with your panties in a bunch I posted this just to lighten everybodies sense of humor.Also there are new people joining the military every day who may not have seen this.

admin answers:

The FOUR FLAVORS of Military coffee

ARMY – If the horseshoe sinks, it’s too weak
NAVY – If the Anchor doesn’t dissolve, it’s too weak
MARINE – If you don’t have to chew it, it’s too weak
AIR FORCE – If you can’t read your daily orders through it, it’s too strong

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