I had some mishaps, especially with family, and I am 18 years old. Been out of school for almost 2 years. And its an illinois rule that GED applicants must be at least 18. I am scheduled to take my GED in november of this year. But until then, i dont do anything, because I cant. Nobody will hire me without a diploma, school is a no brainer. Military is a thing i've always wanted. I want to deploy as soon as possible. The air force is my first choice but i heard you need at least a GED. Marines and Army is my next choice. I know the services will take me, but which branch do i have a better chance of?? Are there any exceptions because I dont have a diploma??