Originally Posted by Zschneider
I want to stay in for 20 years and I would like any and all advise good or bad
-Keep a copy of all your "MEDICAL & SERVICE" records in a secure place!!! Can't stress that enough. All the vets will back me up on that!!
-Get all the schooling you can i.e College or Army stuff.
-The Navy (I'm pretty sure all the other branched too) there is a "Performance to Serve" which means if you don't make rank within a certain time frame the Army won't let you re-up. Check into that.
-When you do make rank train someone to take your place. Someone higher than you should be doing the same thing.
-If your under 21 don't drink!! That's a good carrier buster. When you do reach 21 don't be stupid while drinking. Like I said it's a good carrier buster. Yes this does happen don't get caught into it. Someone under 21 drinking it's your responsibility to tell them "No". Yes you will seem like an A-hole but I'm sure the stripes you earn mean more than the person drinking. You'll learn more about that when you get in.