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Old 02-25-2013, 01:17 PM   #11
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I jus always wanted to go active. I felt like I missed out my opportunity because I was ignorant in the past. But for now I think I'm jus gonna wait for a slot and keep studying so I can make the highest score I can make on the asvab. I appreciate the opinions I gotten Ty .

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I jus wonder if it is jus my best bet to wait until there is a active slot for GED or give up because the situation on our country at the moment.
Hall, don't know why you have that attitude. Your comments and posts
just reek of, i don't give a 'poop' and laziness. Recruiters have alot of
powerand influence on who gets a spot and who does not. Were you
well groomed? GED's are looked down on and for good reason, they
show a lack of commmitment.

How did you dress when you went to the recruiter's office. T-shirt jeans?
did you shave that day? How did you present yourself, professional and
squared away?

My guess is you did not and your recruiter is thinking, I do not want this
****bag in my Army, Navy, etc...

BTW, what was your ASVAB score?

Oh and if my questions and comments hurt your feelings or offend you
then you might want to rethink the Military as an option. Some of my
former shipmates would be wondering why i was being so very nice to
you; because I was not to them.

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sounds like it's best for both involved for you to move on. if you're not truly dedicated to serving, then you don't need to be serving.
Amen.
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Oh and if you were wondering who I am...

6 years in the USN active.
Honorable Discharge in '91 as an E-5 (DC2)
Desert Storm Veteran.
Served aboard the USS Harry W. Hill (DD-986)

Also got my BS in Chemistry during that same
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All I was saying not trying to offend anybody was should I wait for a slot or should I go reserve and then try to go active? I don't need people getting pissed. I actually wore jeans and a white tshirt and answer every question with yes sir or no sir.

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Enlist in the reserve.

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Oh and if you were wondering who I am...

6 years in the USN active.
Honorable Discharge in '91 as an E-5 (DC2)
Desert Storm Veteran.
Served aboard the USS Harry W. Hill (DD-986)

Also got my BS in Chemistry during that same
time frame.

myself:

Service Academy graduate, commissioned in 04 with a standard 4-year Bachelors degree

3 1/2 years active duty, at which point due to budget cuts I was told that the last 2 years of my service contract were waived and I could walk away a civilian, free and clear. (my "college" was free, but incurred a 5-year commitment)

I said "I'm not done serving!!" fought tooth and nail for a slot as a part time reservist, just so I could continue to serve...my competition? all my peers who were also told their services were no longer needed that still wanted to serve. Not everyone was able to find a slot.

In all, I've given 14 years of my life to military service.

as a commander in the reserves, I had people coming in as E-1s with 4 year bachelor degrees.

and to echo what Shade said... your comments are dripping with lackadaisical, non-committal, and lase-faire attitude.

The military is not for you.
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Enlist in the reserve.
Ill second this. If you can get into the reserves its easier to go active from there if you apply yourself.
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You say its hard for you to go active in any military branch & then you say your recruiter doesn't know and is telling you to join the reserves, are you talking to just one recruiter ? Because each branch of the Military has there own recruiter, I talked with both a Navy & Army recruiter before I joined the Army active duty, & with just a GED, I came out 3 years later an E4, 2-MOS`s, a tour over seas, on no more than you have, even less I did not have any collage credits. So if you are talking to just one recruiter, you are not covering all your bases & it don`t sound like you are trying very hard..............

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Coming from someone who is three months from my commission into the Navy, I have to tell you that right now is a hard time to try to get a job in the military. 70cuba summed it up best. Stay in college even if you think its not for you because you are almost half way there. When you finish college you can try for a program that will allow you to be an officer instead of enlisted. Being an officer has its benefits which includes more pay, just as anybody who has been in the services before.

One last piece of advice, only trust those recruiters as far as you can throw them. I know there are probably some good ones out there but I have experienced quite a few bad ones. About a dozen of my high school friends fell for their promises and most of that didn't come true.

If you do decide on the military what you must first learn is that almost everyone will have a unique experience in that there is not a set plan for what you might be doing and where you will train and be stationed. Sometimes you just have to go with the flow.

Anyways, if you do join, thank you for that service you will be providing to our great nation and I hope to see you in the fleet someday.

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I went active duty thru the reserve just prior to my 16th birthday and retired before my 40th birthday with 24 years of service. When there is a will there is a way and I would check the possibilities of going active thru the reserves.

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