Posted on Dec 7, 2019
Jeff Wentz
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So my story is that I’m currently still married. The only reason I haven’t divorced her yet is because neither of us have the $200+ filing fee or the $50 serve fee. Seeing that’s the case, I’ll be enlisting with a wife and three step kids, so 4 dependents. Just wondering if these cases usually get kicked to the barracks, or left alone.
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MAJ Javier Rivera
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Take care of it before you sign in. Otherwise it will be a headache from hell.
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Jeff Wentz
Jeff Wentz
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I unfortunately don’t have the money to get it done.
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Jeff Wentz - Better find it.
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CMSgt Virgil Horsley
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Highly advise finding the money and having the divorce finalized before you enlist. Easier being an E-1 with a prior service divorce as opposed to a married E-1 with 4 dependants who you're financially responsible for when a divorce goes through
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Jeff Wentz
Jeff Wentz
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I appreciate it!CMSgt Virgil Horsley
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MAJ Javier Rivera
MAJ Javier Rivera
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Jeff Wentz borrow it from a family member or a friend. CMSgt Virgil Horsley , like other experiences members, have seen your situation multiple time a and how detrimental they end; for the service member.
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SFC Wendell Pruitt
SFC Wendell Pruitt
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I am not up to date on the official enlistment criteria on Dependency, however here is a quick web search from a reasonably reliable source,

The military has regulations that actually require you to provide adequate financial support for your dependents. Because of this, the military limits the number of dependents an applicant can have. Those who exceed the stated number of dependents require a waiver to enlist.
Before a dependency waiver is granted for any of the services, the recruiting service will conduct a financial eligibility determination (i.e., they will look closely at your household bills and the income of your spouse).​
Navy: The Navy requires a waiver for any applicant with more than one dependent (including the spouse).
Marine Corps: In the Marine Corps, a waiver is required if an applicant has any dependent under the age of 18.
Air Force: The Air Force will do a financial eligibility determination if the member has any dependents.
Army: The Army requires a waiver if the applicant has two or more dependents (in addition to the spouse).
Coast Guard: The Coast Guard requires a waiver if there is more than one dependent (other than spouse) unless the applicant is enlisting in the grade of E-4 or above when the limit is two dependents (other than spouse).
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SP5 Dennis Loberger
SP5 Dennis Loberger
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Wow, in regards to the Army, they were not the least bit concerned about dependents during the draft.
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SFC Senior Brigade Career Counselor
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If you're not authorized BAH then you'll be in the barracks. As long as you're married you will receive BAH and be responsible for housing your family.
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SFC Senior Brigade Career Counselor
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MAJ Ken Landgren thank you for the compliment and that's a great philosophy to live by for your Soldiers.
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MAJ Ken Landgren
MAJ Ken Landgren
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SFC (Join to see) -Do know what your unit will do for Christmas? How many people?
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SFC Senior Brigade Career Counselor
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MAJ Ken Landgren our block leave is running over Christmas so everyone is going home. My S1 shop is about 8 people big now. A lot of them have family here, so no one is going to he alone for the holidays.
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MAJ Ken Landgren
MAJ Ken Landgren
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SFC (Join to see) - That is good. One of the events at our Christmas parties was karaoke gong. It becomes hilarious as the boos start before the singer can start lol
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