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Ive heard people saying if you get a 275 or higher on the APFT then you can get E-2 easier? is this true..just curious since i know i can get a 300 pretty easily on the PT test
 
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E2 is pretty much a given after 6 months time in service. Look at your LES and what does your rank say?

Also, high PT scores will put you ahead of your peers when it comes to E3 and E4.




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well i haven't even joined yet.I was just curious about it for when i do join in a few months
 
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At one time I think they were having recruiters put in new soldiers as E-2s instead of E-1s for a few different things, depending on the recruiting station I guess. When I joined if we could get someone else to join, we got E-2, and I have heard if you do well on the pre-PT test they give you at the recruiting station you can do it as well. I would ask your recruiter what kind of incentive programs are going on right now. In my case, the only thing I really did was talk to a guy who was thinking about joining. When he joined, my recruiter called me and asked if I knew him. I said yes, I had talked to him, so he put in as E-2 lol. Best of luck in your joining and IET.
 
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I joined as an E2 because my recruiter told me to do that little class on GoArmy where you learn d & c and rank and military time, ect, and also for scoring high on the pre entry PT test.

Dunno if that's why I got it, but that's what he said.

Were you in the Boy Scouts or Eagle Scouts or whatever, apparantly when I came in you could come in as a PFC if you were.
 
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At one time I think they were having recruiters put in new soldiers as E-2s instead of E-1s for a few different things, depending on the recruiting station I guess. When I joined if we could get someone else to join, we got E-2, and I have heard if you do well on the pre-PT test they give you at the recruiting station you can do it as well. I would ask your recruiter what kind of incentive programs are going on right now. In my case, the only thing I really did was talk to a guy who was thinking about joining. When he joined, my recruiter called me and asked if I knew him. I said yes, I had talked to him, so he put in as E-2 lol. Best of luck in your joining and IET.


so i have to do 2 PT tests? i thought there was just 1 at BCT
 
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I joined as an E2 because my recruiter told me to do that little class on GoArmy where you learn d & c and rank and military time, ect, and also for scoring high on the pre entry PT test.

Dunno if that's why I got it, but that's what he said.

Were you in the Boy Scouts or Eagle Scouts or whatever, apparantly when I came in you could come in as a PFC if you were.


ill ask a recruiter about that.if i can take a small online deal to get E-2 i will haha..and no i was never in the boy scouts
 
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At one time I think they were having recruiters put in new soldiers as E-2s instead of E-1s for a few different things, depending on the recruiting station I guess. When I joined if we could get someone else to join, we got E-2, and I have heard if you do well on the pre-PT test they give you at the recruiting station you can do it as well. I would ask your recruiter what kind of incentive programs are going on right now. In my case, the only thing I really did was talk to a guy who was thinking about joining. When he joined, my recruiter called me and asked if I knew him. I said yes, I had talked to him, so he put in as E-2 lol. Best of luck in your joining and IET.


so i have to do 2 PT tests? i thought there was just 1 at BCT


I believe my recruiter hand-jammed mine. It's not really a real APFT, it's more like an assessment. It's not a big deal and I'm not even sure if they still do it. Are you already talking to a recruiter? They could answer your questions a lot better than I or any of us that have been in a while. Things change so much from year to year.
 
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I came in as a PFC.
- I took APFT and passed
- passed a Drill & Ceremony and Rank test
- had 3yrs Air Force JROTC in HS
 
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WAYS TO MAKE RANK BEFORE YOU ENTER THE ARMY AND WHILE IN THE FUTURE SOLDIER PROGRAM

Has completed 1 or 2 years of Junior ROTC (JROTC) or a National Defense Cadet Corps (NDCC) Program may
enlist at any time at pay grade private E–2 (PV2).

Has completed 3 or more years of JROTC or a NDCC Program may enlist at any time at pay grade private first
class (PFC).

Has completed 1 year of Senior ROTC (SROTC) may enlist at any time at pay grade private first class (PFC).

Has attended any U.S. military Service academy or USMAPS for 179 days or fewer may enlist at any time at
pay grade PV2 or at grade determined by amount of college credit completed, whichever is greater.

Has successfully completed 24 or more classroom semester hours may enlist at any time at pay grade PV2.
Has successfully completed 48 or more classroom semester hours may enlist at any time at pay grade PFC.

Has successfully completed 2 or more academic years of a postsecondary vocational-technical school and has
received a certificate of training attesting to successful completion of the course may enlist at any time at pay grade
PFC.

Has successfully completed a degree-producing college program of 4 years duration and the college or university
is listed in the AIPE and has been awarded a bachelor degree or higher may enlist as a Specialist.

Has completed all phase II requirements of the Air Force Civil Air Patrol and has been awarded the Billy
Mitchell Award may enlist at any time at pay grade PV2.

Has taken part in the Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) and has been awarded NSCADM 024 (Certificate of Advancement) may enlist at any time at pay grade PV2.

Has been awarded the Boy Scout Eagle certificate as a member of the Boy Scouts of America (Form 58–708)
or the Sea Scout Quartermaster Award Certificate or the Venturing Scout Silver Award may enlist at any time at pay
grade PV2, a combination of these awards to enlist at the pay grade of E–3 is not authorized.

Has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award Certificate as a member of the Girl Scouts of America may enlist at any
time at pay grade PV2.

Is qualified under the Army Civilian Aquired Skills Program may enlist at any time at pay grade SPC.

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PERTAINS TO FUTURE SOLDIERS ONCE THEY JOIN AND BEFORE THEY SHIP OFF.

Has completed Army pre-basic training task list or ARNG Stripes for Skills as a non-prior Service member of
DEP/DTP may enlist at any time at pay grade PV2 or PFC. (Pre-Basic task list is at www.futuresoldiers.com then you have to do two classes on www.armyonesource.com once you have completed those requirements then you have to do the full Army Physical Fitness Test to make the next rank)

To come in as PV2 and PFC you can make referrals. Having people you know join for you. Will advance you up in Rank as long as they do it before you ship off to training.
 
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WAYS TO MAKE RANK BEFORE YOU ENTER THE ARMY AND WHILE IN THE FUTURE SOLDIER PROGRAM

Has completed 1 or 2 years of Junior ROTC (JROTC) or a National Defense Cadet Corps (NDCC) Program may
enlist at any time at pay grade private E–2 (PV2).

Has completed 3 or more years of JROTC or a NDCC Program may enlist at any time at pay grade private first
class (PFC).

Has completed 1 year of Senior ROTC (SROTC) may enlist at any time at pay grade private first class (PFC).

Has attended any U.S. military Service academy or USMAPS for 179 days or fewer may enlist at any time at
pay grade PV2 or at grade determined by amount of college credit completed, whichever is greater.

Has successfully completed 24 or more classroom semester hours may enlist at any time at pay grade PV2.
Has successfully completed 48 or more classroom semester hours may enlist at any time at pay grade PFC.

Has successfully completed 2 or more academic years of a postsecondary vocational-technical school and has
received a certificate of training attesting to successful completion of the course may enlist at any time at pay grade
PFC.

Has successfully completed a degree-producing college program of 4 years duration and the college or university
is listed in the AIPE and has been awarded a bachelor degree or higher may enlist as a Specialist.

Has completed all phase II requirements of the Air Force Civil Air Patrol and has been awarded the Billy
Mitchell Award may enlist at any time at pay grade PV2.

Has taken part in the Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) and has been awarded NSCADM 024 (Certificate of Advancement) may enlist at any time at pay grade PV2.

Has been awarded the Boy Scout Eagle certificate as a member of the Boy Scouts of America (Form 58–708)
or the Sea Scout Quartermaster Award Certificate or the Venturing Scout Silver Award may enlist at any time at pay
grade PV2, a combination of these awards to enlist at the pay grade of E–3 is not authorized.

Has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award Certificate as a member of the Girl Scouts of America may enlist at any
time at pay grade PV2.

Is qualified under the Army Civilian Aquired Skills Program may enlist at any time at pay grade SPC.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

PERTAINS TO FUTURE SOLDIERS ONCE THEY JOIN AND BEFORE THEY SHIP OFF.

Has completed Army pre-basic training task list or ARNG Stripes for Skills as a non-prior Service member of
DEP/DTP may enlist at any time at pay grade PV2 or PFC. (Pre-Basic task list is at www.futuresoldiers.com then you have to do two classes on www.armyonesource.com once you have completed those requirements then you have to do the full Army Physical Fitness Test to make the next rank)

To come in as PV2 and PFC you can make referrals. Having people you know join for you. Will advance you up in Rank as long as they do it before you ship off to training.


well i did complete 2 years of JROTC my freshman and sophmore years of high school. it was Marine Corps JROTC tho so im not sure if it would matter.also i completed 2 years of auto body my jr and sr year of high school.I had to go to another school for the classes so maybe it will count as a tech school..ill have to bring this up to a recruiter as well. i haven't talked to one yet because im still looking into possible MOS's and i wouldn't join for a few months
 
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I am infantry and I am a recruiter. Best advice to you is this.

Go talk to the recruiter. Do not worry about jobs and the reason I say this is because it is all about if you are QUALIFIED. Yes QUALIFIED.

If you score a 21 on the ASVAB your not qualified. You will need a 31 to qualify.

If you have physical limitations you may not qualify. Like taking insulin for diabetes. Is the best example I will give you. There are multiple disqualifers when it comes to medical.

Talk to the recruiter. Get test and physically qualified only. Come back and look at jobs. If he/she is a good recruiter he will give you a list of all the jobs you qualify for. The job you may want may not be available, wait until it does. But if you go in with expectations of the hardest jobs to get. I wouldn't work with you. Just how some recruiters are, but if you are looking at infantry, way to easy to get.

Good luck to you.
 
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haha he posted the same questions at a different forum I go to too.


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haha he posted the same questions at a different forum I go to too.


yes i did. i dont know how active these forums are so why not
 
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