Can you enlist as a single parent?
Currently the US Army Reserve Command is allowing single parents to enlist. However they have to follow Army Regulations and provide a family care plan with power of attorney and it must be pre-approved by the gaining reserve unit prior to being able to enlist.
What is the average age of a single parent?
39 years Single parents today Around 90 per cent of single parents are women (iii) The average age of a single parent is 39 years (iv)
How hard is it to be a single parent?
Being a single parent is NOT easy—no one ever said that it was. Being a single mom or dad in The Great Recession is one of the most difficult positions. Sailing solo around the globe is an easier task than raising a family on an entry level salary, but only 250 people have done it—there are millions of single parents.
Do single parents get deployed?
Although the Army does not allow single parents to enlist, there are 37,000 single parents on active duty. According to the Army, 8,300 single parents are currently deployed. Legal experts said the Army tends to accommodate family needs, to a point. And most single-parent soldiers tend to tough it out.