Graduating Boot Camp at Age 51

Sandra Coast decided to join the U.S. Army, despite the fact that she had to lose 30 pounds for the chance, despite the fact that her son is in the Marine Corps, and despite the fact that she is 51 years old. And she passed the test: she has graduated from boot camp with the rank of Sergeant.
"I was impressed, because she can do everything the younger soldiers do," Army 1st Sgt. John Byars said of Coast, according to the Armed Forced Press Service (AFPS). "She never expected us to feel sorry for her. She even got one of the highest Army physical fitness test scores in the company. She is a prime example that age is just a number. She ran faster than soldiers young enough to be her kids."

Coast served in the Navy from 1982 to 1993, so she was allowed to enter military service at her age, whereas most civilians would not be eligible. "Everybody in the world thinks I am a total nutcase," she told AFPS. "I just want to support our troops. I love all of them."

Coast will not be sent overseas, but serve with a virtual unit that works by internet. Link -via Fark

(Image credit: U.S. Army)

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Work at a "virtual" Military site? What B.S. The military is in the process of actively discharging good men and women who got hurt serving their country - what job is she going to do that a soldier that lost his legs couldn't do? This is "feel good" PC garbage.
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guess they got rid of the warrior transition course (WTC) program. I used to be an instructor for it at white sands and it wasn't uncommon to have people in their 50s coming in to finish their 20 years. enough we had several jokes for them such as: road guard at the crossing of the red sea, KP at the last supper, qualified in archery, last MOS was the Trebuchet.
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i was just recently talking to an army recruiter and he said that the age limit was 41 or "be entered into boot camp before your 42nd birthday."
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