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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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In August 2015, he took the oath of enlistment to enter the Marine Corps' delayed entry program. He leaves for boot camp in January, preparing to become an anti-tank infantryman in the Marine Corps Reserve.
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. In November 2008, he departed for basic military training at Lackland AFB.
Duffy, son of Tim Duffy of Millville, has joined the United States Army under the Delayed Entry Program. Duffy, a 2011 graduate of Blackstone Millville Regional High School, will report to Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C., for basic training in September.
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. They are also leaders in school and as volunteers in their communities.
"They will be able to relate better with a high school DEP (Delayed Entry Program) applicant."
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. Students are paid a monthly stipend by the Navy, eventually earning an associate degree prior to reporting to their first permanent duty station.
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. When he graduated in 1981, he immediately signed up for the Special Forces Qualification Course, but before he could be admitted to the army's most rigorous training program, he first had to graduate from Airborne School.
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.