Tell Us About Your Technical Skills and We'll Guess What Branch of the Military You Belong In

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By: Teresa McGlothlin

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Are you more comfortable putting together a Powerpoint presentation or welding a rusty fender? There's a place in the military for all sorts of technical skills, but which one is right for you? During this quiz, we're going to put your skills to the test. Once we add up the things you can already do, the branch you belong in will be easy to figure out. 

Tests like the ASVAB do a great job of summing up your overall skills. From word knowledge to mechanical comprehension, the military places people based upon their current levels of know-how. We want to take it one step further! By targeting your technical skills only, we'll have a more focused assessment about the branch you stand the best chance of successfully integrating. 

You may have thought of yourself as Marine material, but your brain might be better suited for the Navy. While all the different branches are full of technical jobs, some might be a more natural fit for someone like you. Answer each question like your commanding officer is watching, and we'll take it from there. Will you find yourself belonging in the branch you've always held with the highest esteem, or will you be surprised to learn you should try something else?

If your commanding officer puts you in charge of a project, what's the first thing you do?

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Do you know how to create a filter in Excel?

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Could you read a map well enough to navigate your way out of the woods?

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Which one of the tools in your toolbox do you use most often?

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Would you be able to pass the Mechanical Objects portion of the ASVAB without studying?

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Where would you find a car's catalytic converter?

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What does the abbreviation HVAC mean?

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The square root of 144 is ...

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What rating would you give to your customer service skills?

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When you take notes, how do you do it?

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Which programming language do you know the most about?

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Can you open a Word document and insert a table?

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If your computer got a virus, how would you fix it?

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Are you currently CPR certified?

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What are you like when you're the team leader?

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Do you have enough electrical skills to install your own ceiling fan?

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Out of these soft skills, which one is your strongest?

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Could you compose a detailed five-page report about your job?

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How long would it take you to disassemble, clean and reassemble a M17?

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Can you speak more than one language?

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Witch one of the words in this questian is spelled incorrectly?

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If you needed a tourniquet in an emergency situation, what would you use?

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Do you tend to set big goals or a series of small goals?

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Would you say that you are more creative or analytical?

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Have you ever used any hydraulic tools like a nail gun?

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Which airport job would you be best-suited to work?

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Do you budget carefully or barely budget?

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When's the last time you put together a Powerpoint presentation?

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Would you trust yourself to set up a welding apparatus?

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Do you get a headache when you look at the periodic table?

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