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Old 01-06-2014, 04:06 AM   #1
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Default Army or Marines? Or maybe Airforce?

Sorry I wasn't able to post this in LE and Military. I want to join the military but I'm not sure what branch. I was looking at different jobs and I was interested in the engineering(army) , wheeled driver(army+ marines) small arms repair(army
+ marines), security (airforce), and the Abrams tank crew man(army). I know many of you are in the military and veterans and what are your experiences with them. I'm kind of leaning towards army because marines might be too tough for me. thanks

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Old 01-06-2014, 04:20 AM   #2
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Do you just want to join the military to do a short term job that you will only do in the military? Or do you want a military job that will lead to a job after the military?

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Learn a job skill you can profit from outside the military.

If only I knew this when I joined the Navy.

I would have become an Electrician's Mate.


Get the added benefit of getting that high demand

job skill training. Many employers in the private sector

are looking for that military work experience you will

bring with you.

BTW, while there is still high accident risk, you will have

a lot less chance of getting your ass shot off in the Air Force,

or Navy.

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Do you just want to join the military to do a short term job that you will only do in the military? Or do you want a military job that will lead to a job after the military?
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These simple questions Doc asked make all the difference in the world.
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Army !...........

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There are always, always shortages of aircraft mechanics. Never have to worry about finding a job when you get out.

I guess if that's what you like, then it's the Airforce (the food is better, unless you are on a sub).

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If THAT'S your attitude, it most certainly is. Go Air Force. I wouldn't want that attitude in the Corps, especially during a significant drawdown.

I'm certain the Army would be slightly more accepting of it.

But the Air Force would love you.

I'm only partially kidding. In all honesty though I would reconsider your choice in MOS'. With the wars ending you don't want to be in a Combat Arms MOS. You will be bored to tears, and hating life when you're actually doing something (because you will only be training).

As said, find a marketable skill and go into that field. I would add to try to find something where you actually have work to do when not deployed.
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I want to clarify the first part of my above comment.

90% of anything is mental. If you go into a task thinking you will fail, or having a significant amount of doubt in your ability to succeed, you almost certainly WILL fail.

The same is true of Marine Corps boot camp.

Confidence in everything you do, or you are destined for mediocrity at best.

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There are not too many jobs on the outside calling for a tank driver.

Electronics field is large and good techs are needed all the time (and I'm not talking house electricians).

The Navy and AF have the best electronics schools. Quality of life is best in the AF (They put a golf course on a new base before the runway)

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If I could do it over again I would definitely go for something in intelligence as there are tons of jobs in the civilian sector with good pay(starting pay about $68K a year) doing that work and you would still be making a difference protecting the US.

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