Can You Serve In Multiple Branches Of The Military?

Can you change branches at MEPS?

You can’t switch at MEPs, but you could deny signing anything at MEPs if something went wrong maybe with the MOS you were told you were going to get wasn’t available and just leave.

Then go to another branch after that..

Which branch is hardest to get into?

the Air ForceHowever, in terms of educational requirements and overall Armed Forces Vocational Aptitude Battery (AFVAB) scores, the Air Force (tied with the Coast Guard) is the hardest service to get into.

Can you switch between military branches?

Typically, the move from one branch to another requires one to complete their enlistment contract. It may take four the six years depending on the time you enlisted. Then you have to get out of the military, and then visit a recruiter to join the different service, as a prior-service recruit.

What can disqualify you at MEPS?

As mentioned previously, there are dozens of conditions that can disqualify you at MEPS. They include dental issues, eye / ear issues, hearing problems, and heart problems.

Can you back out of the military after you swear in?

Unfortunately, there is no one easy way to get out of the military before your service is complete. Once sworn in at basic training, getting discharged once you are on active duty before your active duty commitment is up is no easy task.

Can you join two branches of the military?

No, you can’t enlist and serve in two branches at the same time, not even with the reserve components. You can be assigned to any other military branch organization which happens more often than people realize. … The reserves and National guard are the military’s benchwarmers, who are on call in case they are needed.

Can I switch military branches before MEPS?

It’s never too late to make a change prior to departing for basic training. You have the option to switch branches up until your final swearing prior to your departure to basic training.

Do you keep rank when switching branches?

One of the benefits of switching from the Navy or Air Force is that those in ranks E-1 through E-5 get to maintain their rank; officers get to keep their grade and date of rank as well.

Can I back out after MEPS?

The short answer is yes, you can back out after enlisting at MEPS. It is better to do it now then to wait until you get to boot camp. The Marines will likely try to pull you back in though, so expect that.

Do you swear in twice at MEPS?

If you pass the screening and examinations, you will also choose your job and swear in at your MEPS visit. Depending on your enlistment process, you may visit the MEPS once or twice. Those who visit only one time typically stay for two days and proceed directly to basic training afterward.

How long after MEPS do I go to basic training?

Everything together should take 2 days, though there are some situations that may make things shorter or longer. Some people will go into their branch’s DEP (Delayed Entry Program), and go home after MEPS to wait until their ship out date. Others will embark to basic training immediately following MEPS.

How long does a MEPS to MEPS transfer take?

It can take anywhere from a week to a month depending on the sending meps and if there were any flags on your file because you’re currently in an open or PDQ status which is generally what happens for a meps to meps. A test only transfer between two meps who work together routinely will be very fast.