What subjects do soldiers need?


Domenic Allcott   |   Member since 2016  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

In general, you don't need any qualifications to join the army as a soldier, but you do need be physically fit and proficient in communication, teamwork and English and maths. Our public services courses will train you in these areas and put you ahead of the competition.

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Alexander Yarwood   |   Member since 2014  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Similarly, you may ask, what subjects are needed to become a soldier in South Africa?

South African Citizen with no dual citizenship. Applicant aged between 18 and 22 with Grade 12 or 18 and 26 for applicants with tertiary qualifications (national diploma / degree /post graduate diplomas and post graduate degrees). Successfully completed grade 12 with university entrance. Leadership potential.

One may also ask, how do you become a soldier? Meet the basic requirements.

  1. Must be a U.S. citizen or have been issued a Green Card.
  2. Must be in good health.
  3. Be between 17 and 34 years of age.
  4. Must have obtained your high school diploma.
  5. Be able to take and pass the The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery(ASVAB) test with a minimum score of 31.

Raquel Veale   |   Member since 2009  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Hereof, what are the requirements for military?

The following are the basic requirements for enlisting:


Joseph Dale   |   Member since 2005  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

How much do SA soldiers earn per month?

The average salary for a Soldier is R 9 310 per month in South Africa.


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Can you hold hands in military uniform?

Holding Hands: Military personnel are not allowed to hold hands while in uniform. Males may escort women or help the elderly, but affectionate hand holding is a no-no.


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How can I join the SA Army?

Joining the South African National Defence ForceBe a South African citizen. Be aged between 18 and 22 years (Graduates up to the age of 26 years). Be currently busy with the National Senior Certificate (Grade 12) or have completed it. Not be area bound. Have no record of a criminal offence. Be preferably single.


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How much do military earn in South Africa?

How much does a Soldier make at SANDF in South Africa? Average SANDF Soldier monthly pay in South Africa is approximately R 11 990, which is 38% above the national average.


Carina Johnson   |   Member since 2005  |  ✔ Verified

How much do army trainees get paid?

A first-year trainee soldier's wage will rise from R2 643 a month to R4 318 (see box). A total of R155 million will be paid out in a one-off bonus of R1 688 to eligible soldiers, instead of the usual incentive bonuses, as there had been unhappiness about the way these were given out, Sisulu said.


Courtney Atkinson   |   Member since 2010  |  ✔ Verified

Can you have tattoos in the army?

The army bans having a tattoo on the head, neck, and face. Any tattoo that is visible around the hand should not be wider than two inches and only one visible tattoo is allowed on the hand. Visible tattoos that are below the knee and elbow should not be bigger than the size of the extended hand of the wearer.


Phoebe Mould   |   Member since 2011  |  ✔ Verified

How do I join the SA Army?

The minimum general entry requirements for the Military Skills Development Program (MSDS) are that you must be:A South African Citizen (No dual citizenship) Age between 18 and 22 at the time of joining (Not more than 26 for graduates) Unmarried. Comply with medical fitness requirements for appointment in the SANDF.


Trisha Thornton   |   Member since 2008  |  ✔ Verified

How much do you make in the army?

All soldiers on active duty receive a basic pay. The Army ranks its soldiers from E1 through E6. E1s with less than two years experience earn an annual salary of $19, 660. The wage is slightly lower for the first four months of service.


Bristol Crawley   |   Member since 2010  |  ✔ Verified

How long is basic military training?

Army Basic Combat Training (BCT) lasts nine weeks. This length of time doesn't count time spent in reception, nor does it count the time spent for job training if you attend an OSUT unit, which combines basic training and job training into one combined course.


David Andersson   |   Member since 2012  |  ✔ Verified

How many years does it take to become a soldier?

Infantry 32 weeks basic & advanced training + 16 weeks of active duty. Special Forces it could take up to 2 years, these guy stay in the army more the minimum of 2 Years and 8 month mandatory service and get paid for it. Pilots and Naval officers more than 23 years and it includes also a university degree.


Melinda Robe   |   Member since 2020  |  ✔ Verified

At what age will the military not accept you?

Across the United States Armed Forces, the maximum age for enlistment for someone who has never served in the military before depends on the branch. For the Army, the maximum age is 35. For the Navy, age waivers start at 34-years-old. For the Air Force, the maximum age allowed to join is 39-years-old.


Michael Price   |   Member since 2019  |  ✔ Verified

What is a PT test in the Army?

The Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) is designed to test the muscular strength, endurance, and cardiovascular respiratory fitness of soldiers in the United States Army.


Matthew Roman   |   Member since 2013  |  ✔ Verified

Can I join the Army?

You must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien. You must be at least 17 years old (17-year old applicants require parental consent). You must (with very few exceptions) have a high school diploma. You must pass a physical medical exam.


Abdul Poole   |   Member since 2014  |  ✔ Verified

Can you leave the military?

Military Discharge There is no way to simply quit the Army once you are on active duty. You are contractually, and perhaps morally, obligated to see your commitment through. However, you could be discharged from duty early if you are physically or psychologically unable to perform your Army duties.


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How do I join the Army Traineeship 2020 in South Africa?

Dept of Defence: Youth Traineeship Programme 2020Must at least be 18 years of age but not older than 22 and must have completed Grade 12. up to 26 years of age and must be completed grade 12th a 3 years tertiary qualification. Leadership Potential. Not area bound. No criminal Record.


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