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Posted over 7 years ago

 

Hello, my name is William as you may have guessed from my username. I am 19 years old. I will be going into the Army shortly, as an Military Police officer, just have to get my physical which I am certain I will pass. While in training I will be getting my Bachelors in Criminal Justice from a highly accredited collage called Colorado Tech University. Also, I will be trying to learn a minimum of 3 different languages, and apply to go through Ranger school eventually.

I was wondering, would any of this set me apart from joining the Police Force? And what other positions can I obtain, since I know I can’t get Patrol officer until I’m 21 which, by then, I’ll be trying to become an 2nd Lieutenant Officer in the Army.

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William, it should help you get on depending on where you apply. Our dept. likes to see a college degree to get on the road. Otherwise you start in corrections (the jail) and have to wait for a postion on the road to open up, which rarely happens before an applicant with a degree fills the spot. I'm not sure about the military training. I would think it would be an advantage having knowledge of the rank structure and how it works. Good luck, I think you are making a wise choice.

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Sounds like you're gearing more towards a career in the Army.

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If you're looking at Ranger school and OCS, the Army is going to want some retainability from you.

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With your Military training, and a bachelors, you will pretty much be a shoo in. Go for it. We need you. Good Luck in whatever you choose.