delayed entry program


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delayed entry program

A program under which an individual may enlist in a Reserve Component of a military service and specify a future reporting date for entry on active duty in the Active Component that would coincide with availability of training spaces and with personal plans such as high school graduation. Also called DEP. See also active duty; Reserve Components.
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In August 2015, he took the oath of enlistment to enter the Marine Corps' delayed entry program.
Ray Bramble's story of his journey into franchising starts when he signed up for the delayed entry program in 1982 between his junior and senior years of high school.
After giving the civilian sector a try, he enlisted in the Air Force under the delayed entry program.
Duffy, son of Tim Duffy of Millville, has joined the United States Army under the Delayed Entry Program.
Both are joining the military when they finish school: Hern will attend the Air Force Academy, and Deakin has enlisted in the Marine Corps through the Delayed Entry Program.
The "Accelerate to Excellence" program allows Navy enlistees to obtain an associate degree as part of their initial training while in the Delayed Entry Program.
Hanging out with other people who are in the Delayed Entry Program is another way to help overcome uneasy feelings.
Prior to graduating from high school, Vickers joined the army on a delayed entry program.
The forecast contract numbers do not adjust for the delayed entry program loss, which averages approximately 6 percent for graduate-senior males; some persons who sign a contract do not actually enlist when they are due to enter the Army.