Too Old to Join the Army: Basic Training Q&A

PVT Henson discusses age requirements for Basic Combat Training.

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Hi, I'm Private Henson from Bentonville, Arkansas. I'm going to answer Nicholas question. Nicholas from Belton, South Carolina, he asks; "By being 20, am I considered to old to join the Army?"

Well Nicolas, I'm 30 right now. I joined the Army when I was 29 and basic training has been great for me. It actually has made me stronger, a lot stronger than I was back when I was in my mid to early 20s. Now I feel like I'm 18 again. I wanted to join the Army when I was 18 and now I finally gotten to a point in my life where I could and start my life over again. So, 20 is not, not at all too old, in fact you're just in a good time to join the Army and start your life out from where you are now.