Join The U.S. Military – DEP Program

Join The U.S. Military - DEP Program

Hannah Dunson

           The U.S. Military DEP—Delayed Entry Program,  is a program that transforms civilians into future Military soldiers. This program is specifically for each branch of the U.S. Military which consists of the Coast Guard, Navy, Air Force, Army, and Marine Corps. Without this system, regular civilians would not be prepared for what’s ahead at boot camp. After enlisting into the branch of your choice, you will be entered into the DEP program to prepare for the challenging road ahead. Regardless of race, religion, or sex, everyone gets treated the same, as a family. The challenges of the military demands commitment, courage, and determination to fight for this country. By being in the military, you are granted certain benefits that can help for retirement, finance, and medical healthcare protection. So, after reading all of this, you now want to join the United States Military? Good, here’s how it works:
            The Recruitment Process: This is the first stage of where it all begins, the recruitment station. The first step to all of this is not being nervous, they do not ship you out immediately after signing a couple of papers. It takes time to process all of your paperwork, medical records, and ASVAB scores. Your ASVAB score is scored upon nine categories: Arithmetic Reasoning (AR), Assembling Objects (AO), Auto and Shop Information (AS), Electronics Information (EI), General Science (GS), Mathematics Knowledge (MK), Mechanical Comprehension (MC), Paragraph Comprehension (PC), and Word Knowledge (WK). Since each branch requires a different amount of scores for certain skills, the jobs you are allowed to get will vary.
              Usually, a recruit has many months or even one month before they are shipped off to boot camp or in other words, basic training. When your date finally comes to ship, you are then processed and evaluated physically for the last time to make sure there were no mistakes made before the time you enlisted. When you officially arrive at the base,UCMJ Article 121: Larceny and Wrongful Appropriation this means that you have qualified medically, academically, legally, and passed the security clearance while you waited for your ship date. Although many describe basic training as “miserable” and a “culture shock”, it is. It will be hard and challenging, it is not meant to be easy. But the U.S. Military calls on those who are ready to be challenged and fight for this country, are you? Join Now.
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