Launching Better Parents

Options After Highschool: Is the Military Right For Your Child?

July 11, 2022 Ashlee Tate Season 1 Episode 2
Launching Better Parents
Options After Highschool: Is the Military Right For Your Child?
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In this episode, we are speaking with SGT Grandstaff and SGT Sanchez-Ramirez about the various options provided by the military for youth after high school. 

Note: Recruiters are assigned this position for 3 years on salary rather than via quota. 

SGT Evan Grandstaff joined the Army out of Poway, CA in 2012 in IT and maintenance. He works on servers, telecommunication equipment, and systems maintenance.
He has been in for over 10 years, during which time, he has been to Fort Hood, TX ( deployed for 4 months in 2015 to Kandahar), Camp Humphreys, South Korea, and Fort Gordon, GA. 
He currently works as a recruiter looking at a second visit to Korea.

SGT Marco Sanchez-Ramirez joined the Army in 2011 as a Heavy Equipment Operator out of Chico CA. 
His first unit was Joint Base Lewis McChord with the 2nd Infantry Division. He was later deployed to Afghanistan in 2012-2013 with the 38th Engineer Company. 
After returning home, he went to Fort Bliss Texas, and later returned to Joint Base Lewis McChord. Eventually, he received recruiting orders which landed him in his current assignment. 
His next adventure will be an instructor for the Army Corps of Engineers School.

How has the Military Impacted Us?
Can You Choose Your Job In the Army?
Joining the Military at 17
Do the Skills Translate to the Civillian Side?
How to Build A Resume With the Military
What Are the Differences Between Active Duty and Reserves?
What Does Joining Active Duty Look Like?
What is the Delayed Entry Program?
When Do You Start Getting Paid?
Can You Attend College While In the Military
Do You Have to Go to A Specific College?
No Obligation to Join Speaking to a Recruiter?
Being Paid to Learn
Can You Get Deployed? 3 Different Deployment Experiences
What is Active Duty Like?
What Is It Like Living in the Barracks?
Your First Full Time Job
What Happens In Basic Training?
My Kid Is Too Immature For the Military
Who Is A Good Candidate For Active Duty?
Who Is A Good Candidate For The Army Reserves?
How The Law Protects Soldiers
Lightning Round