American Military History
Uploaded by bdogg on Apr 25, 2007
American Military History
Military Occupations are divided into two major parts within the different branches of the military. They are military enlisted occupations and military officer occupations. Among the two their 152 different occupations, 91 in the enlisted and 61 in the officer occupations. The branches of the military are as follows: the Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard.
“The military enlisted occupations carry out the fundamental operations of the military. They are people like the infantrymen, dental specialists, mechanics, graph designers and illustrators, computer systems specialists, and air traffic controllers in the military work force. The enlisted occupations are usually high school graduates and are required to meet minimum physical and aptitude standards before enlisting. The general enlistment qualifications are as follows: Age, you must be between 17 and 35 years. Consent of parents or legal guardian required if 17. Must be either (1) U.S. citizen, or (2) an immigrant alien legally admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence and possessing immigration and naturalization documents. Physical condition must meet minimum physical standards, although some military occupations have additional physical standards. The height for both males and females at a maximum of 6’8”, and for males at a minimum of 5’0”, and for females a minimum of 4’10”. The weight is minimum and maximum for the various services according to height, wrist size, and or percentage of body fat. For males a maximum weight of 255lb and a minimum weight of 100lb. For females a maximum weight of 227lb and a minimum weight of 90lb. The requirements of vision in general must have at least 20400 or 20200 vision if it can be corrected to 2020 with eye glasses or contacts. Vision requirements are also based on depth perception as well as color blindness. Overall health must be in good health and ass a medical exam. Certain diseases or conditions may exclude persons from enlistment; for example, diabetes, severe allergies, epilepsy, alcoholism, and drug addiction. Must have high school diploma, desired by all services and is a requirement under most enlisted options. Must male the minimum entry score on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB). Must meet standards designed to screen out persons likely to become disciplinary problems standards cover court convictions, juvenile delinquency, arrests, and drug use.”(U.S. Department of...