Thursday, 6 October 2016

Arthur Cordes - Academic Evaluation for New Recruits – What You Need to Know

Arthur Cordes joined the United States Army after graduating from high school. He spent a total of ten years serving his country; two years with the United States Army, and eight years with the United States Marine Corps. He was a sniper with the Marine Corps and left the armed forces in 1993. Arthur Codes shares a couple of things you need to know regarding academic evaluation for new recruits.

What is the ASVAB Test
The Armed Forces Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) consists of a sequence of tests that has been developed by the Department of Defense. It is used to determine if a new recruit has the mental capacity to enlist in the United States Army. If you plan to enlist in the Army, you will need to take the ASVAB, which is valid for two years. You will have the option of taking a computerized version of the test at one of the Military Entrance Processing Stations (MEPS), or you might want to take a written test at one of the numerous Military Entrance Test (MET) sites around the country. The test will help determine which Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) you qualify for.

The following are the areas you can expect during the ASVAB test:
  • General Science – checks your understanding of life science, space and earth science, including physical science
  • Arithmetic Cognition – your ability to answer basic arithmetic problems
  • Word Knowledge – your aptitude to comprehend meaning of words through synonyms
  • Mathematical Knowledge – mathematical concepts and applications
  • Paragraph Comprehension – ability to understand information from written material
  • Electronics Information – understanding of electrical circuits, currents, electronic systems and devices
  • Mechanical Comprehension – understanding of the principles of mechanical devices
  • Auto and Shop – understanding of automotive repair and maintenance, and metal and wood shop practices
  • Assembling Objects – measures applicants’ capability with spatial relationships

Arthur Cordes recommends taking a sample ASVAB test to acquaint yourself with the kind of questions you will be required to answer.