What Rank Do You Deserve?

By: Teresa McGlothlin
Estimated Completion Time
3 min
What Rank Do You Deserve?
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About This Quiz

There's more that goes into getting a great military rank than simply being in the military! It requires a special mindset and level of dedication to rise through the ranks. Once we get to know all about your skills and your feelings on the subject, we will be able to assign you the rank you actually deserve. 

As we march through this quiz, we will get to know your lifestyle, your opinions, and your hopes for your military career. Whether you flew through basic training or your struggled your way through, everything you tell us about yourself will make sure you get the proper rank. You might think you deserve to be Lieutenant Commander, but are you really Admiral material? 

Once we learn about your work ethic and your dedication to your branch of service, the rank you deserve will be obvious. All you have to do to find out is choose the response to our question that you feel best represents you in your everyday life. After we've finished, we will make sure to tell you why you've earned such a rank, and you can share it with your friends. Are you ready to get into formation and find out?

Which branch of the military do you find most interesting?
U.S. Marine Corp
U.S. Army
U.S. Navy
U.S. Air Force

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How did you do on the ASVAB?
I aced it.
It was tough.
My scores were average.
My scores were on the higher side.

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Which military film do you like most?
"Saving Private Ryan"
"Black Hawk Down"
"Apocalypse Now"
"A Few Good Men"

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Could you drop and give me 20?
I could do a few.
I could drop and give you 50.
I don't think so.
I would give it my best shot.

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Are you a good swimmer?
I'm a terrible swimmer.
I'm a great swimmer.
I can't swim.
I can swim enough.

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Which military vehicle would you like to drive?
Fighter jet
Tank
Hummer
Warship

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Have you ever been deployed?
I've been deployed many times.
I've never been deployed.
I was deployed once.
I was deployed twice.

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Which of these U.S. presidents do you admire most?
Jimmy Carter
Bill Clinton
George H.W. Bush
Barack Obama

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Which first responder job would you be great at?
Firefighter
Police officer
Paramedic
Dispatcher

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How tech savvy are you?
I'm slightly tech savvy.
I'm very tech savvy.
I try to keep up.
Technology is not my thing.

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Which MRE would you have for dinner?
Chili with beans
Chicken chunks
Beef taco
Chicken with egg noodles

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Do you pay attention to politics?
I pay attention to some issues.
I'm hooked on politics.
I avoid politics.
I watch the news.

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Do you stay calm under pressure?
I try my best.
I am always cool as a cucumber.
It depends on the problem.
There's no point getting riled up.

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Which famous veteran do you respect the most?
John McCain
Elvis Presley
Ice-T
George Carlin

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How are your marksmanship skills?
I'm a good shot.
I'm a great shot.
It depends what I'm firing.
I need a few lessons.

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Can you build a fire without matches?
I would try it.
I can do it with a battery.
I can do it with the sun.
I can do it by rubbing sticks together.

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If you woke up in the middle of the desert, what would you do first?
I would look for shade.
I would call 911.
I would look for water.
I would cover my head.

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Are you a good team player?
I'm a great team player.
I'm a better leader.
I'm more of a solo artist.
It depends on the team.

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Which country would you like to explore?
Japan
Germany
England
Thailand

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Do you know how to properly fold a flag?
I would like to learn.
It's easy.
I struggle with it.
I leave it to the professionals.

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Which word sums up your basic training experience?
Grueling
Easy
Rough
Challenging

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Which outdoor activity do you enjoy most?
Golfing
Swimming
Barbecuing
Gardening

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Which job would you like to try for a week?
President
Teacher
Yoga instructor
Doctor

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Which personality trait is your strongest?
Kindness
Ambition
Compassion
Openness

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How would your coworkers describe your work?
They would say my work is timely.
They would say my work is stressful.
They would say my work is fulfilling.
They would say my work is accurate.

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What would you like to be doing in 10 years?
In 10 years, I want to retire.
In 10 years, I want to have gone back to school.
In 10 years, I hope to have started a family.
In 10 years, I would like to travel more.

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How often do you work out?
I work out a couple times a week.
I rarely work out.
I work out every day.
I work out a few times a month.

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Do you know all the words to the national anthem?
I know most of them.
I know all of them.
I think I do.
I don't know the second verse.

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How patriotic would your friends say you are?
Extremely patriotic
Very patriotic
Intensely patriotic
Crazy patriotic

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Which region of the U.S. do you like most?
Southeast
Southwest
Northeast
Northwest

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