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    Im 17 and have wanted to join the army for a few years now. I have decided on 3 job titles to go into, Combat Medical Technician, Light Gunner and chef.
    I know I can do it but my mum doesn't believe me. how do I show her that this is what I want to do.
    thanks
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    Just do it and don't let her hold you back!
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    OP, you have to talk to her. Find out why she thinks you can't. You need to research the steps, tell her what the hurdles to getting in are and what your plan is for getting over them.

    Failing that, wait till you're 18 when you won't (legally) need her permission

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    Just do it and don't let her hold you back!
    Not simple: as an under 18 the OP has to have parental permission to join up.
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    (Original post by Drewski)
    OP, you have to talk to her. Find out why she thinks you can't. You need to research the steps, tell her what the hurdles to getting in are and what your plan is for getting over them.

    Failing that, wait till you're 18 when you won't (legally) need her permission



    Not simple: as an under 18 the OP has to have parental permission to join up.
    Ooh okay, I didn't realise. Well I agree with this advice you gave
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    (Original post by Drewski)
    OP, you have to talk to her. Find out why she thinks you can't. You need to research the steps, tell her what the hurdles to getting in are and what your plan is for getting over them.

    Failing that, wait till you're 18 when you won't (legally) need her permission



    Not simple: as an under 18 the OP has to have parental permission to join up.
    I'm going to finish Alevels so i'll be 18 when i join so im thinking of just joining without telling her. Iv'e told her everything I know, granted she only knows about the chef choice but hardly no one, uncluding her believes i could handle it. the only people who are supportive are my brother, tutor and a few friends. I know this is what I want to do with my life
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    the only people who are supportive are my brother, tutor and a few friends
    and everyone on TSR Katie!

    Really good advice from Drewski. Communication is key in virtually all human interactions, and in an ideal world it would be best to have your Mum onside for what will be a challenging training period and beyond.

    Why does she not think you have it in you to achieve your ambition? Whatever the reason, you can demonstrate that you are determined to get what you want, and make her really proud.

    Good idea to get the highest quals you can at school, you may well need them in the future.

    Very best of luck Katie!
 
 
 
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