Test Your Military I. Q.
1)When I enlist in the military, how many years do I have to serve?
A. 2 years C. 6 years
B. 4 years D. 8 years
2)Is the military a good place to learn a skill for a career when I get out?
A. Yes C. Probably not
B. No D. Depends on my officer
3)How many women in the military are sexually assaulted ?
A. More than 10% C. More than 30%
B. More than 20% D. More than 50%
4) What health issues do soldiers have after serving in the military?
A. Cancer, lung disease, heart attacks C. Suicide, depression
B. PTSD D. Traumatic brain injury-TBI
5) If I sign up for Delayed Entry can I back out of going in?
A. Yes C. Maybe
B. No D. Depends
6) Can the military keep me past my enlistment?
A. Yes B. No C. Maybe
7) On average, how many veteran suicides occur daily?
A. 2 C. 12
B. 8 D. 20
8) Since WW II, how many defensive wars has the US fought?
A. None C. Six
B. Four D. Seven
9) What’s the most important question to ask a military recruiter?
A. Will I get to see the world C. Do I have to kill people
B. Will I get to decide what wars to fight D. Might I be killed
Military IQ Answers
1. (D) "Everyone who enlists in the US Military whether it's for active duty (full time) or National Guard/Reserves (part time) incurs a MINIMUM eight year service obligation. "Rod Powers About.com US Military
2.(C) "As the ...report makes clear, one of the main culprits is unquestionably the inability for many veterans to transition their military experience and skills to the civilian workplace."After Soldering, a Challenging Transition into Civilian Work Daily Beast April 8, 2013
3. (C) "The report from the Department of Defense's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office for Fiscal Year 2012 found a 6% rise in reported assaults over the last year, for a total of 3,374. But much more troubling is the estimated number of sexual assaults that were never officially reported. In last year's report, there were an estimated 19,000 instances, but this year's report (2013) the number has jumped to an unprecedented 26,000 instances of assaults, leaving thousands unreported." Think Progress Hayes Brown May 7, 2013. CNN May 2016 " assault rates remain constant".
4. (B,C,D) "Folks returning from combat have a constellation of health concerns, including physical issues, psychological issues and psychosocial issues concerning things like work and family" said Dr. Stephen Hunt, national director of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Post Deployment Integrative Care Initiative.Live Science " After the Battle: 7 Health Issues Problems Veterans" Maureen Salamon 11/11/2010
5. (A) Yes - Department of Defense Directive 1332.14 allows anyone in the DEP to request a separation. You may write a letter or just not show up. You are not in the military until you take a formal oath of enlistment. Recruiters are forbidden from threatening or harassing people who change their mind. See: Citizen Soldiers Enlistment Guide
6. (A) Yes. Once you enlist you are under military jurisdiction. Under "Stop Loss" rules thousands of Iraq soldiers were "stoplossed". Stop Loss is the involuntary extension of a service member's active duty service under the enlistment contract in order to retain them beyond their initial end of term of service (ETS) date and up to their contractually agreed end of active obligated service (EAOS)
7. (D) Veterans have a suicide rate of almost 30 per 100,000, or roughly 50% higher than civilians. That translates to 22 veteran suicides per day."..study confirms high suicide rate among recent veterans." Alan Zarembo LA Times 1/14/15"Why suicide rate among vets may be more than 22/day" CNN 11/14/13
8. None. "Wars Are Not Launched In Defense" David Swanson WORLDBEYONDWAR.org