I’m 24 with a wife and 2 kids. Is it possible for me to join the military? If so what branches?

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  • jw
    Lv 4
    1 year ago

    No not likely you would not earn enough to support them

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  • Jason
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    You'll need a dependent waiver for all branches, and the Marines won't take you at all. Two kids plus a spouse is three dependents -- to many for a first-term enlistee. A new enlistee makes absolute garbage for money and you can't support a family of four on that. So they won't let you enlist without a waiver. That can be hard to get.

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  • 1 year ago

    Is it possible? yes, it is.

    Is it likely? Not very............but you won't know until you try.

    Wife, kids and age , all aside......you still have to pass the same basic screening as anyone else, and that alone could stop you in your tracks.

    This is what they make recruiters for.........to sift thru all the FACTS and determine your eligibility.

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  • Mrsjvb
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    Army. All other branches require a waiver. Marines won’t take you at all. And if you can’t go in as an E3, you can’t support a family

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  • 1 year ago

    Besides what the others have said, have you checked what a private's pay is?? It's adequate for single soldiers. And maybe even a couple. But with 2 kids, it's a struggling existence.

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    You have 3 dependents, Marine Corps is out, Navy you can need a waiver, & AF unsure. Most likely the Army could be the one option.

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  • KaleyK
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    Read this link

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    You'd have to have a clean record. Consult a local recruiter.

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