with my 16 yo slave yesterday. He'll be 17 on May 1. He can join the Army Reserve on May 2 (Monday: The Army is not Open on Sunday for enlistees). He won't be able to go to basic until next summer, when he'll be 18, and he won't graduate from HS until he's 19 on May 1, 2013, after which then he'll go to AIT (Advanced Individual Training). I'm going to visit the Chevy dealership before he signs, and show him some 2011 Cameros. Does anyone have any advice: For example, is there a optimum length of time he should enlist with the guard? 3 years is the minimum, but 8 is the max, and I understand he gets $1,000 bonus for every year over 3 he enlists. Can he go from the reserve into the regular Army after AIT? The recruiter said yes, if he is released from his reserve unit. My problem is I want a fucking GUARANTEE that after he has his AIT, he's NOT coming home.