Thank you, while I have the experience that he needs with the maps and compass and such, I am sure I can help him with that part. The pt ought to be simple enough for him (we found the requirements for recon and I aced that, and he's 5 years younger than me). Another Question I have is about me. I have been thinking about joining, But I have a GED (plus about 35 hours of college credit) and criminal record, as well as a family to support (my biggest reason for joining). Could I be taken seriously or will it just be a waste of everyone's time.