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Old 08-29-2013, 06:50 PM   #91
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Its the language capability test, to see if you'd be good at learning a foreign language
Oh. I don't think I took anything like that, but it was over ten years ago and I took a ton of different tests. I assume it's more for people who want to specialize in that field, or is it given to everyone?
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Oh. I don't think I took anything like that, but it was over ten years ago and I took a ton of different tests. I assume it's more for people who want to specialize in that field, or is it given to everyone?
Its for those who want to specialize.

Nowadays the Marine Corps makes everyone going into the 02 or 26 field take it. They don't all have to pass it, just need a score of some sort on record.
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You were just a dumb grunt. You wouldn't have had any reason to know about it. Just go back to petting your rifle and everything will be ok. There there, good grunt. Good grunt...


Yup.

Its called the Defense Language Aptitude Battery.
Hey now! 99 on the asvab buddy! I don't remember what the scores were on some of those other tests, but I remember the phrase "Holt sh!t" being muttered quite often!
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Hey now! 99 on the asvab buddy! I don't remember what the scores were on some of those other tests, but I remember the phrase "Holt sh!t" being muttered quite often!
Lol just kidding man. I put green font in there but it might've taken me too long.

Anyway, I guess you're doing better than me. I only got a 95. :-P
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I can't see or use green font from my phone
It's all good though, I know you were just messing around. Grunts do have a rep of being dumb, and I guess some of the grunts I served with explain that.

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Well I no longer have to worry about the job. I just got my score. Freakin 130. I couldn't believe it when they told me. I thought I was going to get an 85 or something.

I got my nada and pucker hole checked out last week. Lol.

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1. Get your guarantees in writing.

2. Pick a MOS skill that's useful in the

real world- Examples: Sonar Tech- sounds cool, NOT useful in the job

market- Electrician's Mate-the humble snipe with this skill set has

one heck of an advantage getting certified as a commercial

electrician when he leaves the service.

3.-Don't sign too quickly, or seem too eager. They hold back incentives

which they will trot out on your third or fourth visit to the

recruiter's office

4. Many clauses in the contract can be changed to your advantage.

Speak with a specialist, before you "sign on the line"...

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1. Get your guarantees in writing.

2. Pick a MOS skill that's useful in the

real world- Examples: Sonar Tech- sounds cool, NOT useful in the job

market- Electrician's Mate-the humble snipe with this skill set has

one heck of an advantage getting certified as a commercial

electrician when he leaves the service.

3.-Don't sign too quickly, or seem too eager. They hold back incentives

which they will trot out on your third or fourth visit to the

recruiter's office

4. Many clauses in the contract can be changed to your advantage.

Speak with a specialist, before you "sign on the line"...
Thank you, I plan on doing all that. I let my recruiter know that there's one particular job I want and that I'll sit and wait till I get it. She was fine with that and now that I nailed that test it shouldn't be long. I'm going to read everything in my contract and make sure everything
I was told is in there. Especially the part about starting as an e-3. That would suck to get burned and start out as an e-1 making $400 less a month.
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Well I no longer have to worry about the job. I just got my score. Freakin 130. I couldn't believe it when they told me. I thought I was going to get an 85 or something.

I got my nada and pucker hole checked out last week. Lol.
Congrats. That's an excellent score. Now just start prepping mentally and physically.
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Yeah I was really surprised cause you don't know if you're getting the right answer. Not like the asvab where you can check you're work.

Physically I'm good. Mentally I still gotta prepare. Lol. I'm ready, but it's going to be a big change.

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