Advancing in the Military

The early bird gets the worm. Sure, you’re new to the military, but it’s never too early to start planning your future. If advancing in the military has crossed your mind, you’ll want to be prepared. Here are some things to think about.

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The Army Combat Fitness Test

All soldiers are required to pass the new Army Combat Fitness Test, which replaced the Army Physical Fitness Test in October 2020.

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Military Jobs: Your Future Career in the Armed Forces

Enlisting in the military can help you achieve your career goals. In fact, there are even some jobs that you can only do as a service member, like drive a tank or fly a fighter jet. Here’s what you need to know about your future military career.

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Changing Jobs in the Military: Is It Possible?

If you’d like to change specialties and try something new, there are steps you can take to find a new position as you continue your service.

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Military Promotions: What Friends and Family Should Know

A military promotion is a significant achievement in a service member’s career It’s a testament to their commitment, mastery of duties and skill, and to the service member’s leadership capabilities. Some promotions are more meaningful than others, especially as service members move up in rank.

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Marine Study Finds EFMP Enrollment Does Not Negatively Impact Military Careers

Good news: Enrollment in the Exceptional Family Member Program, or EFMP, does not negatively affect career progress and promotion, according to a study conducted by the Marine Corps Operational Analysis Division.

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