My son will be 18 in four months. We are debating when to join. My ex may be against it (even though I have sole custody). The recruiter said after 18 he will need to compete with all people from 18-34, so he has a better chance to get the job he wants now. That sounds like BS... is it?
There have been a couple other questionable things, such as she wants him to sign a contract for a rate he doesn't want, THEN he can take the DLAB test for the job he really wants and they will "tear up" his contract. Other recruiter have said he CAN take the DLAB test first. Then she job "insulted" that we asked other recruiters and won't answer our questions until she talks to my ex husband.
Do I need a new recruiter? Are there more jobs available BEFORE you turn 18?
A little help?
No, there are not more jobs available for those under 18. Every recruit must turn 18 within 60 days after shipping to the RTC. Those under 18 are often more willing to take a later ship date or they may have to take a later ship date to meet the birthday requirement than those who are older and that does increase the options, but it is the same for anyone who is willing to take a later ship date.
Your son needs a recruiter that he is comfortable with. If this one is not meeting his needs, then he may want to switch.
Is your son still in high school? If so, is he a Junior or Senior?
If he is a Junior then he would be able to be in DEP for 15 months (455 days), but if he is a Senior he can only be in DEP for 12 months (365 days).
Look at paragraph 020402 2b about the 15 month DEP rule
Note: High school seniors entering DEP during the months of May, June and July are authorized to be placed in DEP for a maximum of 455 days (15 months) at the time of initial classification.
I had physical custody of my son recruiter did not speak with ex, son turned 18 in boot. Job wise line of crap find a new recruiter asap DO NOT ALLOW SON TO SIGN ANYTHING HE IS NOT COMFORTABLE AND READS WITH JOB HE WANTS. Changing later is very hard to do
OK, I'm confused. Has he taken the ASVAB yet or even the practice ASVAB? How can he sign up for a job without knowing what he qualifies for?