Question about ASVAB test?
I’m going to take to the ASVAB test but unfortunately English is my third language so I get confused in general science and Currencies, What I need is a few books and resources (like wiki articles) to improve my knowledge. also It’d be good to improve my vocabulary too. Thanks in advance
what are some good books/websites to improve my knowledge?
Book store’s has asvab for dummies. Don’t buy online lots of rip off people go to a book store.
military.com has a free ASVAB test online .
p.s. Take it at the recruiter’s office if they can do that for you. And the computer one not paper if you get one wrong the next will be easer. If you fail at the MEPS they send you home with a two hour ride of self defeat.
to all Marines, what do you think about this guys answer about special forces.?
this was posted earlier by some guy.
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Well he’s simplified things a bit at the least.
While there are a couple of SF enlistment oppurtunities… that doesn’t mean you are going to be a member of any of the special forces UNTIL you complete primary training in a ‘regular’ MOS or job. THEN you get the CHANCE to try out for special forces training. The cut out rate is very high.
The only exception to this I believe is enlisting as a PJ or Parajumper in the Air Force. That MOS is considered special forces and you can enlist directly into it.
Otherwise, for the Army, Marines, or Navy – good luck. A LOT of people apply for SF training. Most don’t make it.
However, he probably is still technically young enough. The age cut-off for most of the special forces is in the mid-thirties. But most of those people have been serving on active duty for a number of years before they apply and get accepted to try out.
*To be an Army Ranger – you CAN get the chance to apply for Ranger school written into your enlistment contract now. But again, you have to join the Army first, complete Basic Combat Training, your training in a regular MOS (job), pass an assessment course (very tough) and then make it through a very tough school. The cut-out rate again is still very high.
Can read about what the school is like here:
The 110 score he was talking about was probably his composite GT score. A subset score of parts of the ASVAB. A score of 110 in that area is the minimum cut-off score for a lot of oppurtunities in the Army. For example to be considered for any officer commission or special forces in the Army – you have to score a 110 or higher in the General/Technical categories on the ASVAB.
Sorry to use so many acronyms.
By the way – since some Marine will eventually get on here and start bragging: The Marines don’t even have anything all that special when it comes to special forces. Recon is about it and it is equivelant to an Army sniper. They are scouts. But they aren’t even Airborne qualified. Not knocking what they do – just get tired of hearing MC people that have no idea what they are talking about when it comes to being in the SFs. Army (Rangers) and Navy (SEALs) are where it’s at when it comes to traditional special forces. And Army is it when it comes to non-traditional commando style special forces (i.e. “Green Berets” and “Delta” forces).
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here was my answer
this is for the guy who posted below;
Regular battalion Recon is not technically part of special forces command, but they are far more trained than Army snipers and Rangers.
Force Recon is joining Special forces command and if you were to ask any SEAL or Army SF they would tell you they have ALWAYS been considered Special Forces.
And as to not being airborn qualified, they wear the combat diver badge and the gold jump wings as their version of the Trident.
so, in conclusion, you are an idiot.
What do I think about “this guy’s” answer about Special Forces?
Total B/S. Why?
1. As stated a few times in answers above, “this guy” is referring to Special Forces when he is talking about Special Operations. Someone who is in a Special Forces unit or any of the other units in Special Operations Command would not have made such a mistake of reference.
2. “This guy” has no clue about Marine Recon.
Some of the answers above, apparently by some fellow Marines, in support of Marine Recon, fell a little short of target. Please allow me to walk some rounds onto target and fire for effect.
All Marines must successfully pass the Basic Reconnaissance Course to become Recon Marines. The east coast version of this school, Amphibious Reconnaissance School – ARS, has closed down and combined with BRC. BRC has moved it’s HQ from Coronado to Camp San Onofre, near the School of Infantry, on Camp Pendleton. The amphibious portion of BRC is still conducted at Coronado.
One can not compare BUD/S with BRC. BUD/S is more like Marine SOI, BRC and Marine Combatant Divers School (with heavy overtones of Marine Boot Camp) all rolled into one school.
Before the Marine Combatant Divers School existed, some Recon Marines would be sent to complete the 2nd Phase of BUD/S as one of the several SCUBA Schools available to all Recon Marines.
Historically, there are two Marine Recon units. Battalion Recon and Force Recon.
The lineage of Force Recon of today began with Amphibious Reconnaissance dating back to World War II.
The mission of battalion Recon is to provide close and distant reconnaissance to an infantry battalion or MEU commander, as well as to conduct specialized direct action missions, as is mostly the case in the current theater of operations, ie. Afghanistan and Iraq.
The mission of Force Reconnaissance is to provide distant and deep reconnaissance to an infantry division or MEF commander, as well as to conduct highly specialized direct action missions.
Battalion Recon Marines are jump and Combatant Diver qualified though, generally, they are either one or the other, not both.
Battalion Recon is not tasked with sniper missions but some Battalion Recon Marines have gone through Sniper School.
Force Recon Marines are generally more experienced and have had more time in service than Battalion Recon Marines.
The training path for both Bn. And Force Recon are almost identical, the only difference being that HALO/HAHO qualification is available to only Force Recon Marines.
With the activation of Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC), all of the active duty Force Reconnaissance companies were deactivated.
These Force Recon Marines were sent to two different places.
Half were assigned to Deep Reconnaissance Platoons in the Recon Battalions to continue the Force Recon mission in support of the MEF commander.
The other half went to Marine Special Operations Battalions in MARSOC to provide the same Force Recon mission in support of the DOD.
The MSOBS are actively conducting combat operations in support of the global war on terrorism, as are the Deep Recon Platoons and the Recon Battalions.
Finally, in response to “this guy’s” statement:
“Not knocking what they do – just get tired of hearing MC people that have no idea what they are talking about when it comes to being in the SFs. Army (Rangers) and Navy (SEALs) are where it’s at when it comes to traditional special forces. And Army is it when it comes to non-traditional commando style special forces (i.e. “Green Berets” and “Delta” forces). ”
I’ll knock what “this guy” does. I just get tired of kumquats like “this guy” coming across as some type of an authority on a subject about which they obviously know nothing.
a question for all army recruiters?
with a asvab score 35 what mos do i qualify for on this list..http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_Army_MOS
Jobs qualifications are based on line scores, your % is how you compare to the rest of the group. You will need your line score to know. Somebody with 31 with high line scores in one area and lower ones in others will be qualified different than somebody with a higher score and decent line scores across the board but not the particular one as high.
If you scored a 50 you could have line score of 100 across the board but a certain job requires you need a 105. With a 31 you could get a 106 in the area needed and 80s for the rest. There fore a person with a 31 would qualify for a job that the person with a 50 could not. This is just an example to illustrate a point. As a Recruiter I had seen this sort of thing happen often
If someone has blurred vision in one eye for most of his life, what would be the diagnosis?
I understand that only a true eye doctor can give a real diagnosis, but I’d love to hear what you guys think.
Everything that my fiance sees through his right eye is blurred like he needs glasses. Only thing is, that is his only symptom.
A Wal-Mart doctor tried to tell him that he had Keratoconus ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keratoconus ) many years ago, but I would think they are not in the right to diagnose that really…not having the right equipment and school. So, we are taking him in a few weeks to get him diagnosed. He hasn’t gotten any worse and he feels like he only needs glasses. His eye is nothing compared to this. Blurry vision in one eye is the only symptom. He can still use that eye and make out things, but reading is hard for him through that eye.
He’s trying to get in the Army, but they won’t even hardly look at his eyes since that is on his record. He made a 96 on the ASVAB!
Tell me what you guys think. Thanks!
His eye looks normal, no smudges or anything visible to the naked eye.
A vast range of possibilities.
A simple Rx error: nearsighted, farsighted, astigmatic.
Keratoconus, which would include a refractive error, but is more complex than that..
Amblyopia, cataract, old choroditis (toxoplasmosis, toxocariasis), retinal coloboma, drusen of the optic nerve head…
And that’s not a complete list.
The simple refractive error is the most likely but short of an examination nothing is excluded.
Can someone please verify this math problem?
Don’t worry, it is not for school and I am not having you do my homework :p As I am currently wanting to join the army, I figured while I wait I would take some practice ASVAB tests. While taking the test, I came across an answer that puzzled me quite hard to be honest. I feel I do fairly well in math and it usually comes quite easy, but this is where I have an issue.
The problem is this:
“67) If x = 6, y = –2, and z = 3, what is the value of the following expression?
xz + xy/z2
Now correct me if I’m wrong, but order of operations should go:
PEMDAS(Parentheses, Exponentiation, Multiplication/Division, Addition/Subtraction). I even did a quick wiki search to verify it to make sure I hadn’t been wrong.
When working out the problem it looks kind of like this near the end:
18 + -12 / 9
Now I see where they get their answer. 18 + -12 is 6 and that divided by 9 is 2/3. The problem is following order of operations wouldn’t that be -12/9 = 1.3333 repeating and that + 18 = 19.333 repeating?
http://img110.imageshack.us/img110/9748/testerror.jpg is a screen shot just incase I worded anything off. I know WHY they say their answer is right, but can someone please explain it to me differently. I could swear under oath that the way I did it was correct, even if it does make me stubborn haha.
Sorry, I didn’t look at it right. The answer I came up with is 16 2/3.
Uh, they really should just add an edit button lol. Ok let me just add it here.
What i should’ve said the problem is is this:
xz+xy/Z^2 as in z*z. I looked over it and in my head the z2 made sense but then I realized that it doesn’t to anyone else. So to sum it up, it should be Z to the power of 2. Sorry for the confusion
Your edit is correct based on convention. One ambiguity is that the question is posed with a slash located slightly under the rest of the line.
That is: it is not a + b/c which has the slash co-linear.
So, since there is no 16 & 2/3 choice the question is requiring you to determine the most likely answer *given* that the conventional operator precedence is not in effect. In other words it is requiring you to think.
Since the slash is not co-linear a reasonable secondary interpretation is that the slash is meant ot be “under” the whole line.
BTW alt+253 = ²
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