Originally Posted by ShagNasty1001
Congrats! What MOS did you pick? What made you choose the Army? When do you ship?
Thank you. I picked human intelligence collector which is a long way of saying interrogator. I actually went to the marine corps first because I have 4 grandparents who were in the marine corps way back in the day, but I was permanently dq'd for a tattoo on my wrist. And I have a couple other tattoos, one of which would have needed a waiver for size. So I went to the army. Lol. But the more I learned about the army the better I felt even though it was my second choice.
I ship at the end of October. So not long. My wait time from the day I signed was only a month and a half, which is quick. My recruiters were even surprised. When I got my date my eyes were kind of wide because I was expecting a 4 month wait. Haha. But that just means less time anticipating what's coming.
I'm ready to do something with my life anyway, as I'm sure you are too since you're just 6 months younger than I am. Being 21 at home in your home town is depressing sometimes. And being unemployed makes it worse. Being employed part time minimum wage doesn't make it better. So I hope you don't have to wait long either. If you do it will just serve as more time to prepare I suppose.
Also I'm glad your parents are supportive of. Not like they can stop you, but they can make your life annoying. Lol. I remember when I was going to do the Marine Corps I just had a bunch of people telling me to go navy or go air force. It gets old.