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Local Law enforment vs. Military

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I thought about joining the military a few years back, but I thought I was too old to join. So for the past year or so, I had been applying with local law enforcement, but with being in school I was not persistant about it. Anyway, I am 29 now, and I found out that the age limit to join the army is 35. I was really excited. For those of yu with military experience, what do you find to be the pros and cons of military life? I would love to do active duty, but the only thing I worry about is it being hard on my kids. I am going to see about giving custody of my kids to my parents, so that I can join if I do decide to sign up. Joining reserve would be fine with me as well. I want the training, and I want the oppurtunities that the Army has to offer. I'm fine with trying harder to get into local law enforcement if I see that the Army may actually not be for me. Any info and/or advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Yes join. Your children can be reunited with you after training when you get a permanet post. It will be good experience for you. My son is a career soldier and it was the smartest move he's every made. Make sure to execute a contract.

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A military career would be great for you.  I did 32 years and don't regret a day.  Talk to both the active duty recruiter and reserve recruiter about being a parent.  Also, a police career would be great too.  You certainly are not too old for either.  Don't go giving custody to your parents before speaking to an attorney first.  There is more there than you might expect, especially if the father has any desire to have custody.  That part is from the Child Support Enforcement Officer in me!!!  Best wishes on whatever you decide.


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I'm going for it:) I want to give myself a month before I go through with signing up, so that I can work out harder, and push myself to workout harder each day to better prepare myself. I would ask my ex if he had more to do with the kids. He only saw them like 3 times through out all of last year, and is behind 15,000.00 in child support. LOL, he was quick to tell me that he was OK with me giving custody to my parents temporarily. My attorney is going to handle the custody thing. My parents are pretty supportive about me doing this, so I think it could be a great thig for everyone in the long run:)

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I dont want to discourage you or anything but the military life is hard on family life especialy if you deploy