February 4th, 2010

big bang 2011

Help with a timeline

I'm writing a fic about an ex-Delta, and due to the sheer size of the fic, I'm looking to be as realistic as possible about the character's career.

What I need, and can't seem to find, in plain English (I have no military background beyond some general knowledge passed on by friends)is how long, on average, it would take to go from grunt to Delta and around how much time one would spend in the various courses needed to reach that point in their military career. My character would be enlisting straight out of high school, back in 1997 if that makes any difference.

What I've managed to garner so far, is the following table which comes mostly off the top of my friend's head, as he was in the military for years and trained in some of the same courses.

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