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savageman97 12-30-2012 01:49 AM

advice on enlistment
 
I am thinking of joinin iether the army or marines and I was wondering if u guys had any advice or tips or oppinions any feedback is greatly appreciated

hoovco 12-30-2012 01:53 AM

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Originally Posted by savageman97
I am thinking of joinin iether the army or marines and I was wondering if u guys had any advice or tips or oppinions any feedback is greatly appreciated

Just get yourself in good shape and then do what they tell you, haha. What kinda job you looking at?

savageman97 12-30-2012 01:55 AM

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Originally Posted by hoovco (Post 1071286)

Just get yourself in good shape and then do what they tell you, haha. What kinda job you looking at?

I want to be infantryman and work my way up to either sniper or maybe rangers.

Wrecked 12-30-2012 02:54 AM

Never trust what your recruiter says, only Trust what he puts in writing! Think of a used car salesman in a uniform :)

savageman97 12-30-2012 02:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Wrecked (Post 1071382)
Never trust what your recruiter says, only Trust what he puts in writing! Think of a used car salesman in a uniform :)

Ya that's what my grandpa said too. Hes a vet from the navy. Is there anything specific I should ask the recruiter? I plan on talking to a recruiter from all the branches because they all visit my high school.

robertb6112 12-30-2012 03:10 AM

I wouldn't settle on infantry. I would look into something that could help your future. Look for a job in the army or marines that you would be interested in doing in your civilian life after the service. The army has some good technical MOS.

savageman97 12-30-2012 03:13 AM

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Originally Posted by robertb6112 (Post 1071403)
I wouldn't settle on infantry. I would look into something that could help your future. Look for a job in the army or marines that you would be interested in doing in your civilian life after the service. The army has some good technical MOS.

I would like to be in the infantry because that's where I feel that I would do the most good. But I see where u are coming from and I plan on taking advantage of the go bill when I get out

robertb6112 12-30-2012 03:19 AM

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Originally Posted by savageman97

I would like to be in the infantry because that's where I feel that I would do the most good. But I see where u are coming from and I plan on taking advantage of the go bill when I get out

Ok if that's what you really want theres nothing wrong with it. I think army allows you to do any school you want while you are in. I believe to be a ranger you have to go through jump school first. You should ask your recruiter if that's stuff can be guaranteed into your contract. And get details like that. Play hard to get that's how you get a bonus.

Marlinman 12-30-2012 03:24 AM

Marines offer combat jobs that benefit you OUT of the Corps. I.e. 0360-combat constructional medalist(my main MOS) or combat engineers. ALWAYS GET YOUR MOS IN WRITEN BEFORE YOU SHIP OUT!!!!! Get in top physical shape now and don't ever stop workin out.

bluez 12-30-2012 03:31 AM

I've been in Infantry, Transportation, medical, artillery, engineers and CBRN.

Infantry is the most macho and fun job for a young man.

I think its a great starter MOS.

later you can always transfer but the infantry is where the heart of the Army is.
For some folks it might get boring after a couple years but you will pick up some great survival skills.

Engineers is also very huah, basically infantry with explosives.

CBRN is usually quite boring while your in (unless your get tech Escort!) BUT the CBRN school these days graduates you as a certified MAZMAT Tech, which is very cool for afterwards.

Artillery does the most killing in a real peer on peer engagement, but we havent done that in a while and as a result artillery has atrophied a bit.
If I where to do it again I would probaly go Infantry because then I am on track for going to all the cool patch-producing schools, or Combat Engineers which is a little more varied.

Armor also seems like it would be tons of fun but I have not been in it.
or if you are sharp become a Medic and if you compete successfully they will then send you to PA school (physicsians assistant) after a couple of years as a successful medic.
PA , means real money on the outside and it will even get u commissioned as well.
As for future jobs Signals and Transportation are generally good as well.


So many choices :)


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