In joining the military, is it true that you need your parents permission to enlist if you are the only son?

In joining the military, is it true that you need your parents permission to enlist if you are the only remaining son in the family, even if you are of legal age?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Being an only child and former US Marine, I can attest that there is no requirement. There is if you are less than 18 years of age, then it does require parental conscent.

  • 1 decade ago

    Only need parents permission if your under 18.

    United States Army Enlisted

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    only 17 year olds need permission. after 18, anyone can join. as long as they are qualified. it is an all volunteer army so it does not matter if you are an only son. if you are an only son and worried about your name being carried on then dont join the military. too easy.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes and No. It was true during the Civil War and WWI (and I think WWII), but today it is not true.

    The only time you need a parents permission, if you graduated high school (or received your GED) and are enlisting at the age of seventeen.

    (The Air Force will not accept you if you have a GED.)

    Source(s): TSgt USAF Recruiter
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  • 1 decade ago

    i went into the marines at 17 and i did need their permission. once you are 18 you are an adult as far as the military is concerned. what if you are 28, would you need permission then too as an only child?

  • bartow
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

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  • Helmut
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    To my knowledge, the military will go to extremes to exclude a Sole Surviving Son if his brothers have died in service of their country. This is not out of concern for the man; it is out of concern for his mother. If you are simply an only son, the matter is viewed differently.

  • 1 decade ago

    you only need your parents permission if you are under 18

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    you only need your parents permission if you are under 18.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No. Once you're 18, you don't need your parents permission for anything. Unless you want to borrow their car.

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