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tossing around an idea need advice/suggestions

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by bigcountryk5, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. bigcountryk5

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    i'm thinking of joining the army i'm 21 and work 40 or so hours in a BBQ joint a week decent money but it's not going anywhere. i'm pretty smart and am motivated to improve my current situation. My idea job right now would be with the U.S. Marshall's office. i don't have a degree and despise school even though i do well in it, so i don't stand much of a chance at getting any federal level law enforcement position and i think a good military background would do wonders for me upon discharge 4-6 years from now. i'm liking this idea of joining the army more and more as i think about it.

    Here's the thing i don't wanna just be an infantryman or whatever. i've had quite a few people i know join up and there are few i would trust my life to under fire. I want to be a specialist of some kind if the army is right for me. Idealy i'd like to become a Ranger, but don't know where to start or what my options are???
     
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    DO IT! If I didn't have so many pre-existing medical conditions I would have joined up, especially after 9/11. So what if you probably get sent to Iraq? You'll be helping then to make sure these jihadists (more like Satan's Unholy Warriors) don't get to bring their unholy war against all forms of civilization to our shores!
     
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    http://www.goarmy.com/contact/find_a_recruiter.jsp?hmref=cs


    I'd do it. It's one of the few things I wish I'd done after high school.


    BTW, you can get education incentives. I hated school and still hate when I need to take classes for anything, but the military can more or less teach you a skill. My brother joined the Navy and they educated him in electronics pretty heavily. He's getting a ton of cash to go to school when he's done, too.
     
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    If you are interested, you should go talk with a recruiter. There are many positions in the military no matter what branch you choose.
     
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    i would join the military in a second, but not to diss the army, i would recommend joinging the marine corps. any type of law enforcement are always looking for marines. i got plenty of offers when i got out. join up for the military police and go for as much side training you can.
     
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    Talk to your recruiter about maybe being a MP.
     
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    I do believe you can sign up for the Ranger battalion option before you join. Once you get into a battalion, you will get a chance at Ranger school, but it's a hard mofo to get through, but you can stay in the battalion. It would help with promotions and such though.
     
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    One of my biggest regrets in life was not doing active, then reserve, military duty. Try it, you will not regret what you learn.
     
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    thanks for the replys fella's yhe more i think about it the more i'm into the whole idea i'm starting to get excited about it.
     
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    If you do join, make SURE that your MOS choice is guaranteed in writing in your contract. If they try to give you just a verbal promise, don't sign anything.
    Join the Marine Corps-travel to exotic lands, learn new customs, meet exciting new people, AND KILL THEM!!!!!:haha: :haha: :haha:
     
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    Military Occupational Speciality. In other words the job you will receive training for.
     
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    Military occupational specialty . I did the army thing for 4 years (82-86) . When my little bro was looking to inlist I told him , NO I begged him to Not go into the Army . He went Airforce and it was god for him and he's just finished 4 years of college . Go Airforce or navy . If you want to get into law inforcement later on , Go Mp . the Airforce loves to send you to schools and training . you might even get to do a college fund thing depending on your enlistment status . go for 4 years and contribute at least a 1/3 of your pay to your fund . goodluck and I hope when you actually become a leo that you are a good one . :D
     
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    Don't overlook the USAF...........:laugh:
     
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    My vote is USAF, but then again I'm a bit biased. AF is almost a 'pretend' military, with the way the support personnel are. You'd be suprised how many people in the AF do not realize the primary mission is to fly sorties. But that's a totally different rant.

    AF treats people well, especially with quality of life for quarters at home station and most of the time while TDY. Deployed is a different story, but my tent had air conditioning, a 27" TV, and a DVD player ;) (whether or not it functioned was a different story, but I still had it).

    My suggestion is talk to all the recruiters. Don't let them get you hyped up and start signing ****. When you're in the DEP (Delayed Enlistment Program), you can drop out any time you want, all the way up to the day you ship out. Even after that, you have a grace period (I forget how long) to decide that branch isn't for you.
     
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    if you dont think you can hack it, dont do that MOS.
    we dont want people who half ass, and you MUST be of a slightly differnt makeup to succeed in the Infantry, be it Marine or Army

    you stated that you didnt want to be Infantry, but you want to be a Ranger???

    you do know that the Rangers are just the best of the best of the Infantry right???

    that being said, my buddy and i are the same age, (28) both active duty INFANTRY, but he was 82nd ...were both in school, im a Criminal Justice major, and he is a Poli Science major, he is a bit farther along and VERY motivated, he just got locked into the US Marshall's Internship.. only 5 available...pretty big deal, he went against people from all over the country.

    unless you are MP, SP, or Marine Security Forces, the Infantry is the next best alternative, like was said before, Police depts and Fed's love Military experiance, esp if its something like MP or Combat Arms.

    go talk to a recruiter, look and see whats out there.
     
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    You are going to have to take a test...the ASVAB. It'll test your abilities in different areas and will help them see where you would fit in best. My buddy just went in, went through the mechanic school and just finished airborne. He's in Anchorage right now, waiting for the possibility of the sandbox.

    I was really considering about 2 years ago. Stuck in a dead end job with no college at all. I ended up going to school for mechanics, but I wonder how it would've been in the army.

    I know of the USAF and Navy being a bit more technological than the Army, but I could be wrong. Don't overlook the Coast Guard either. Any of them could give you what you are looking for.

    Bonuses are up as well, last I heard, Army was offering $12,000 bonus for joining Infantry.
     
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    IMO the military shouldnet be a training program or a easy way to get college cash, i would have joined even if there were no benefits...but thats just me.

    there are more tech jobs in the Navy and AF, but thats cause of thier mission, most of thier mission is not to break things and kill people..

    as far as i know, the army has most of the same TYPE of jobs, but just not as many of em.

    if you want computers, join the navy, you want electronics or mechanical training, go AF.

    if you want to test your body and mind everyday and find out what you are truly capable of.....join the Army or Marine INFANTRY.
     
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    I second the Marine Corps. Law enforcement love former Jarheads. It's a discipline thing, I guess. That and the fact that Marines are tought to be leaders from E-1 on. My $.02.

    John
     

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