What’s Age Cutoff for United States Military?

My friend says it’s 40 something. Like 47 or 46 they say you’re too old to serve in the Military? Do you know what age they say is “Too Old” for serving?

9 Answers

  • Anonymous
    2 weeks ago

    the age you cant pass the physical and handle the work load.

    a lot of countries put you in jail for lying and saying you can do it then failing them.

    it happens to new recruits all the time. kids you know.

    at 40 yoir supposed to know better. you could do life.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Yeah...40s is way too old.  By that time you're old and your body's sore and falling apart.  Not to mention you're hard-of-hearing, fed up with life and dying of some mysterious ailment.

  • 4 weeks ago

    depends on the branch and if you already have time in a critical mos etc. Average for enlisting is 30 and that is because the MAX RETIREMENT TIME FOR PAY use to be 30 years at 75 percent of your pay as retirement pay and they had a mandatory retirement age fo MOST PEOPLE and MOS's of 60 years old. SO AT 30 you could stay and get a 30 year retirement IF you were able to pass all the physical requirements.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Unless you got some real special skill or education you have to be able to put in 20 years by the time you are 60.  So for most,  40 is the cut off.  

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  • Bill-M
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Military Age Requirements by Branch of Service

    Branch    Active Duty    Reserve    Guard    Service Academies

    Army          17-35       17-35          17-35    17-23

    Marine Corps    17-29    17-29    N/A    17-23

    Navy    17-34    17-39    N/A    17-23

    Air Force    17-39    17-38    17-39    17-23

    Space Force    Contact an Air Force recruiter at 1-800-423-8723 for eligibility requirements.

    Coast Guard    17-27    17-39    N/A    17-22

  • 4 weeks ago

    Assuming that you are referring to the physical performance of an older person, I do not know how old is too old; different individuals are different. At 42, I can still perform the Navy PRT (for Males ages 17-19) at the maximum level. 

    Earlier this month, the Army reported that Staff Sgt. Monte L. Gould, 59 years old, just graduated from the basic combat training. 


  • 4 weeks ago

    it is different for every branch, and even different in a single branch depending on the job you are gonna do.

    IE: if your a medical doctor, you can be a lot older then anyone else.

    but generally its 35 for army, 34 for navy, 28 for marines

  • Mrsjvb
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Depending on branch, 28 to 35

  • Kerri
    Lv 5
    4 weeks ago

    Varies by branch ... type this ...."max age to enlist in military" ... in to google and see your answers. 

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