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Lying about medical record: GOOD (YMMV)
Lying about criminal record: BAD

>Resources:
>Before you ask a question, check the FAQ
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>Free ASVAB Practice Tests
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>Fort Jackson Army Basic Training Guide (Nov. 2020)
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>Special Forces Fitness Guide
specialforcesrecruiter.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/THOR3-10-Week-Program.pdf
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>www.professionalsoldiers.com/forums/index.php
For all Army SF info.

>www.airwarriors.com/community/
>mega.nz/folder/ZQhQDLQA#SrCZyqNQiomnG4DsTzcNMg
Naval Aviator forum with info on Navy OCS, as well study guides for ASTB-E

>bogidope.com/civilian-to-guard-or-reserve/the-ultimate-military-pilot-career-path-part-1/
Airforce Pilot guide - just do AFROTC, political science major, 4.0 with athletics is auto-acceptance

>Info on sf86
www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/sf86.pdf

>How to get way overqualified physically for BMT/BCT when starting from nothing
pastebin.com/yGzadpNZ

>How can I get more college credits while I'm in without signing up for classes
CLEP/DSST information:
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>What is MHS GENESIS?
www.health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/MHS-Transformation/MHS-GENESIS
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>>58314944
Im never getting a fucking reclass slot
FORSCOM and III Corps will own me until I die
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>be me
>join army at 33
>worried i wouldnt be able to relate to all the 17-20 year olds and theyd see me as a grandpa
>oldest guy was 47
you lied to me /meg/
you said i was too old
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>>58315505
You are, and so is he
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>>58315505
When I went to MEPS there was a 35 year old non-prior
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>>58315505
I joined when I was 27 and had the same concerns, but pretty soon realized people care more about maturity than they care about age.
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>>58315791
I mean mid-late 20s is a great time to join. You’re still physically in your prime and are more mature than an 18yo coming straight from high school.
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>>58315862
>physically in your prime
In my experience, age never had an impact on people's fitness. People are either fit or they aren't. If they're fit, it's because they exercise, if they're not, it's because they don't.
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>>58315917
I would agree on principle for the fitness regard, but it does become harder to recover from injury as you age.
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>>58315505
I’m considering joining at 30-31? Any tips? I’m not really worried about being an older guy in the Army. I’m more worried about whether it will be worth it in the end and what I’m going to do after. I keep kicking myself for it just doing it years ago.
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>>58315505
>>58315648
It seems more common now. It’s probably because a lot more people are spending their 20s trying to get a degree and put together a career.
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>>58316028
Have a good think about why you want to join the army and what you want to get out of it. Why do you want to join the army? What can you get out of it that you can't get anywhere else?
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>>58316028
Well for one if you stay for 20 you’ll get a pension by the time you’re 50. Most of your peers won’t be able to retire until their 60s. You’ll have healthcare, access to VA home loans, access to GI Bill for you or your dependents, even if you only do it for one enlistment.
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>>58316292
My biggest motivator is simply kicking myself for not doing it when I was 25. I don’t want to be 35 and kicking myself again for not doing it when I was 30. I sort of feel like I wasted my 20s and I know I can’t get those years buck but at least I can not waste my early 30s.

>>58316917
I’m a state employee. My pension plan is nearly as good. I doubt I’ll do 20 but it would be good to have all those other perks.
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Why enlist if I can go to uni and shag arthoes? Sure ill get money but that aint all that
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>>58317010
>not doing it
What is this "it" that you regret not doing? Be specific.
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>>58317010
There is no penalty for double dipping so you can finish your military career then finish a state career.
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>>58317010
If you regret not doing “it” today you will regret it later. But as someone else said you need to figure out what “it” is.
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>>58314944
>go to doctor for trouble breathing (i was stressing or something apparently)
>he prescribes me an inhaler without telling me and genesis picks it up
>now i have to provide documentation for an inhaler I never picked up from the pharmacy
total doctor death
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>>58315505
>you said i was too old


In my 3 years posting in /meg/, I've literally never once seen someone who is actually in tell somebody they are too old to join. Neverserves are the only ones think who everyone joins at 18.

I recently had a conversation with a 45 year old at my job who is considering reupping in the Guard.
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>>58317088
I don’t know. I’m well aware there’s not been anything going on I’m realistically not the special operations type. I just have this sense that I’d be a lot better off in my career and ambitions at this point if I had gotten my service out of the way when I was younger. I have no impression the experience itself would’ve been worthwhile but credibility from having done it might’ve been.

>>58317120
I believe I have to stay continuously vested if I don’t want to start over but this is something worth considering so thanks for pointing it out.

>>58317212
I address this above.
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>>58317536
>believe I have to stay continuously vested if I don’t want to start over but this is something worth considering so thanks for pointing it out.

Do you know what USERRA is? How would you lose your vesting in your pension by joining? Military leave is treated is the same an any other leave. You still accrue years of service at the company while gone.

With a government job you'd be dumb not to the reserve or Guard to double dip salaries and pension. Stop being an overthinking faggot and just do something.

No one cares about your woes and worry. Sign the contract or stop wasting our bandwidth with self pity.
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>>58317536
Joining for “credibility” seems rather inane. Service can help with credibility but ultimately experience and knowledge is more valuable. The majority of government employees have never even considered serving.
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>>58317536
You have no real motivation for joining. You don't want to do it, you just want to be able to say you did it. Why don't you do a little bit more research about what the day-to-day life of a soldier is like? You might find the motivation you need to join.
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>>58316049
It’s always been relatively common in professional militaries.
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>>58317820
While I fully admit that is indeed my motivation, I’ve also done my research.
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>>58318041
Well have a think about what you will like about the job because it sounds like you're gonna hate it (if you even join at all -- you might not get accepted after all).
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>>58318086
Why would I have to enjoy it though? Very few jobs are actually enjoyable.
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>>58318136
nta but you can't leave
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>>58318176
That is true, but the commitment is not that long either.
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>>58318202
years is a pretty big commitment
if I were you I'd go reserves or NG
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>>58318136
If I hate my job I can quit and never come back. That’s not the case in the military, they own your ass for those 4 years.
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>>58318235
I don’t think so, but I also think it’s a little irrelevant because it’s either worthwhile by the end or it’s not. I appreciate the advice but I’m not interested in those at this time.
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>join army
>some faggot zoomer is always making tiktoks and youtube shorts of your squad
one of many reasons why id never join the military today
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>>58318751
Ok, don't let the door hit you on the way out of this thread
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>>58318235
>>58318202
I just hit the halfway point of a 4 year AD obligation term and it feels like a prison sentence. Not everything is in your control. Don't do it
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>>58320940
What’s so terrible?
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Tell me life as a 56M.
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>>58321082
Not him but I'll tell you why I began to hate it.
>joined in 2008
>wanted to be le badass soldier
>was a loser in highschool so i wanted people to think i was a badass
>join army
>no longer care about ppl from highschool
>the novelty of shooting guns wore off real quick
>began to realize what im doing has no effect on anyones life
>im literally wasting my life cleaning weapons and doing all sorts of menial shit
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>>58317010
Stay, get vested after 5 years. Go active, get out into reserve and go back to state institution, retard.
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GOING TO THE MEPS HOTEL TUESDAY NIGHT

MEPS WEDNESDAY!

IM FUCKING HYPED BOYS

UNIRONICALLY EXCITED FOR MOLDY BARRACKS AND SHITTY DFAC FOOD

LETSGOOOOOOO
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>missed points again because my weapon qual hasn't been updated since July
>both my previous ranges would have put me over
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>>58321558
Thanks for dying for us.
t.jew
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>>58314944
Any sarc or green side corpsmen here? How was your experience in the military so far? I’m too afraid to go right for the sarc pipeline contract because you lose your corpsman rating if you fail out of that
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MARINE CORPS

OORAH

SEMPER FI

DO OR DIE

LOSE TO RICE FARMERS IN VIETNAM

LOSE TO GOAT FARMERS IN AFGHANISTAN
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>>58321974
Name one battle they lost.
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>>58321206
Don’t you’ll think you be glad that you did it?
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>>58322168
The retard that is attacking the military is gleefully ignorant of the political nutjobs that are responsible for kneecapping the military. Every single thing that he hates about the military started as politician's grand idea. Why he chooses to ignore this is also why nobody here will ever take him seriously.
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>>58322331
I'm out now, and I'm not glad. It was a waste of time. Nobody cares that you were in the military.
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>>58322587
Shame. It sounds like you're still a butthurt loser. I had a grand time and made alot of friends.
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Former Army anon who got let go for compartment syndrome here. Got my all clear from the doc, seems the time away and botox helped heal it up nicely. Gonna shoot my shot at the Space Force. Other than my DD214 and the doctors approval what else will I need when walking in to the office? Want to have my ducks all in a row so the process doesn't take AS long as it could.
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>>58314944
How do I become cool CIA guy? I’m thinking of joining the Army Rangers, but not sure if that’s a waste of time.
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This could be a stretch but does anyone have the pdf for Mountain Tactical Institutes Best Ranger Competition training plan?
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>>58317452
>Already in
>Having trouble breathing
>Go to medical
>Get prescribed inhalers
>This is theoretically worth 30% VA disability (I really need to send that form in sometime)
holy based, I love this nurse/physician's assistant/whatever she is

>>58315505
>>58317517
If people are above 30 I tell them not to join active duty unless they're literally at risk of becoming homeless. I recommend Guard/Reserve to pretty much anyone under 50 though.

>>58320940
>On terminal leave
>Every time I talk to my family they're like "wow that time really flew by didn't it?"
>The answer: "jesus christ, NO"
Worth the training and lifetime benefits though.

>>58323500
hell yeah brother
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Age waiver for marines? Idk where all the time went.
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>>58324983
>I’m thinking of joining the Army Rangers, but not sure if that’s a waste of time.

You won't make it past RASP so don't worry about it. You get selected by the Ranger Regiment, you don't just join it.
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>>58325918
Wow very encouraging, thank you. I’m sure you’re not just projecting from your own failures.
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>>58326035
I'm not projecting anything. I'm giving you a dose of reality. For you to even have the gall to ask if "joining the Rangers would be a waste of time" implies that you already have the gumption to make it.

Getting into the Ranger Regiment isn't easy, and STAYING in the Ranger Regiment is also a challenge of it's own kind. Your attitude about the whole thing tells me you won't make it.
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holy fuck, that's literally me except I got out after 4 years and did something with my life
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>>58326242
meant for
>>58321206
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>>58326224
I’m asking if it’s a waste of time to further my career goals, dumbass. Why would I spend 4 - 8 years doing something that is not in line with what I’m trying to work towards?
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>>58326311
If you wanna be a CIA PMO why not look on the CIA website and figure it out from there?
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>>58326368
I have, part of their minimum qualifications is military service in special operations, combat arms, or aviation specialties. I’m here asking if the Army Rangers would be a good pathway, or if I should go a different route.
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>>58326446
Nigger, I don't work for the CIA so why do you keep asking me? Do you also have bachelor's degree and speam foreign language? Grunts and even SF are a dime a dozen, so you'd really need a spectacular resume to stand out.
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>>58326482
I’m not asking you, you keep replying to me for some reason. Get your head examined.
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>>58326492
Nta but says the retard posing this same question over and over again on 4chan of all places.
Lol. lmao even.
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>>58326492
Because you keep replying to me
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>>58314944
> all your benefits are now free to everyone
So basically retards that enlisted in US military and died in Iraq and Afghanistan to get their student debt cleared all died for nothing?
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>>58318235
What about the concern of being stuck in the reserves if something kicks off or if you just want to go active duty?
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>>58322587
So it hasn’t benefitted you at all?
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>>58328091
when you sign up for the military you're accepting the risk that you might have to go shoot/get shot by brown people somewhere. the reserves just make the commitment slightly less gay because you're home most of the time and can do home stuff
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>>58325337
What is so terrible about being AD in your 30s? On one hand, I don’t really see the point if you’re in your 30s and there’s no war especially since you get basically the same benefits as a reservist or guardsman, but at the same time, reserves and guard won’t really shake things up for you if that’s what you want.
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>>58328149
If you’re considering joining the military, I can’t imagine you’re all the excited to be home. If you had something to be excited for at home, you probably wouldn’t be considering the military at all.
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>>58328214
I joined the military for the training and to break into a field that is difficult to access directly in the civilian world
>t. intel zoomer
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>>58328095
No.
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>>58328227
That’s fine. I’m not sure what it has to do with what I said, however.
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>>58328910
I have things to be excited about at home regardless of my professional aspirations
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I just graduated college with a meme degree and a shit gpa what are the odds i get accepted as an officer?
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>>58329052
>with a meme degree
What degree?
>and a shit gpa
How shit?
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>>58329088
>What degree?
Political science
>How shit?
2.7
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>>58329109
NTA but
>political science
Doesn’t really matter what degree
>2.7
No.
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>>58331698
They really won't let me in OCS just because of 2.7 gpa? I thought they had a recruiting crisis.
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>>58332199
Ignore thag dude. The Air Force won't look at you, but the Army will take you
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Can having your references call the investigators speed up TS clearance timeline?
I think i heard someone say that once or twice.
Just trying to figure out how to make it quick.
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>>58332246
Cool thanks ill try my luck and apply.
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>>58332400
Don't make it look like you're TRYING to get TS clearance. That's a quick way to never get it. Unless you're going submarines/nuke/intel, odds are you don't need TS walking in.
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>>58332400
No, that’s retarded. Making it extremely obvious that you prepped your witnesses is a terrible idea.

>verification not required
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>>58332784
Got it, makes sense. So there’s essentially no way to effect the speed of investigation?
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>>58332559
Going for intel. We’ll see how it works out.
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>>58332863
Correct. You’ll get it when you get it. If absolutely necessary to perform your duties, they’ll give you an interim clearance.
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No better feeling than getting that DD214 in my hands. If you join in the current year for any reason other than the GI bill and a home loan you are a complete fucking retard.
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>>58332996
explain.
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>>58332246
>>58332534
The average GPA for an accepted Army officer is 3.4. Unless you have an INSANE SAT score, you’re not getting in without nepotism. The army has a shortage of recruits, but a plethora of officers with a line out the door for new prospects.
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>>58333021
Nah, I don't feel like it. Join and find out for yourself if you care so much, fag
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>>58332199
There isn’t a shortage of officers, only enlisted.
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>>58333155
Perfect example of a lazy shitbag that drank the doomer koolaid and was probably a minority.
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>>58333131
I had a 3.0 and got into Guard OCS. Also know plenty of RA folks who commissioned with 2.something GPAs. It's really not that hard to get into the Army as an officer, and the worst that can happen is they say no. Honestly no one cares about your GPA. They take your packet like a resume, so they'll look at your life experiences, job experience, extracurricular activities, and your PT scores.

>t. Officer Candidate who commissions in August
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>>58333155
you sound like a bitch
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>>58326446
Do not go to RASP seeing the Regiment as a stepping stone. You will be found out and you will be eaten alive, especially if you actually make it into Regiment. Getting in is easy, just have the guts. STAYING in is hard. It’s a good place to develop soldiering and/or to reinvent yourself in the crucible. But, it sounds like you’re similar to the guys that are like “dude I want to be delta should I go special forces or rangers first??” And that ain’t it. CIA wants well-read thinkers, if you enlist and perform, apply for some task forces/SMUs, and show that you’re a cut above the rest in all you do they might consider you. Never stop developing yourself and screw your head on tighter.
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>>58333256
>>58333304
Cope retards
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Do you think that if I enlisted in the army I could join as a 12E MOS?
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>>58329109
Literally how did you finish with a 2.7 in political science? What is wrong with you? Did you go to an ivy or something? Even then how could you do so badly? They won’t select you for OCS. I would be shocked if they did. The Army WILL NOT take you.
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>>58333732
Struck a nerve. Don’t kill yourself, hero.
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>>58333283
You're also black, so, uh, yeah.
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>>58333283
>black
>retarded
>thinks the recruiters looked at anything other than skin color when he applied
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>>58327566
>free college
>VA home loans
>healthcare
>veteran status
None of these 4 things are free for civilians.
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>>58333283
>be black in Amerimartcartshartistan in year of our Lord 2023
>think you’re getting into colleges and competitive positions because of skill and smartness
lol, lmao even. Imagine being this retarded.
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how fucked am I?

>medically diagnosed high-functioning Autism when I was 7
>week-long psychiatric stay for suicidal ideation
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>>58335561
Supremely fucked.
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>>58335579
are either or both DQ?
and not waiverable whatsoever?
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>>58335561
>medically diagnosed high-functioning Autism when I was 7
Probably fine.
>week long psychiatric stay for suicidal ideation
Absolutely supremely mega fucked. There is a 0% chance you are getting into the military.
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Anyone here gotten in with a history of childhood asthma? How is the waiver process?
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>>58335738
weird, I've seen the exact opposite of these answers when I was reading around the military related boards on reddit.

Also forgot to mention but that week-long stay was when I was 15, 4 years ago, and I haven't taken any medication for 3 years.
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I am going through the process of commissioning as an officer in the Navy Reserves with Intelligence

Convince me not to, bros.
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>>58335810
>Convince me not to, bros.
Why? It’s a good idea.
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>>58335856
I think so. I want opinions on what to expect. ODS seems like a easy version of OCS
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>>58336339
Lucky fuck. I turned down a comission with the Navy for the Air Force. Fuckers are sending me to their official officer school.
At least I'm gonna do it already commissioned.
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good idea to go in as a 35m for army? 1280 on SAT, are there any altrenatives in the airforce? 17 btw
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>>58332400
No. The only real way to get it adjudicated fast is to be OCONUS when you apply since there's a separate team specifically for investigations of OCONUS personnel. My TS/SCI took 2 months from submitting the SF86 to full clearance granted because I was in Europe at the time.
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>>58337865
See you in a year, kiddo.
You're better off doing 35N instead, btw.
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>>58332996
Proof?
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Is 22 considered old to be joining the army? I’ve really done nothing of note with my life since highschool. I just want to hit a “reset” button of sorts and get out of my hometown.
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>>58338837
No. Anyone that tells you different is retarded.
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>ironing AGSU coat
>tip of iron misses press cloth
>tiny 1mm spot that is marginally lighter than the rest of the garment if seen from a particular angle

It'll do for now but I know I have to replace the fucker. Why did they choose a fabric you can't iron like a normal person god damn.
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>>58338837
The only people who say so have either never served or are boomers whose only awareness of the military is based on the vietnam war because they were only drafting 19 year olds. Join whenever you want, no one gives a shit.
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>>58316917
Do they really scrape the chans for military recruitment? This is sad
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>>58314944
I have an English Lit degree. What military career is right for me? British btw
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>>58339959
Whichever seems interesting, college degrees are meaningless in the military.
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>>58339259
>Fucking with your dressing uniform ever
>Instead of just taking it to the cleaners

Hopefully you learned a lesson
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>>58340171
yes sarnt
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>>58335361
>>58334900
>>58334917
Just because you're underachieving faggots doesn't mean everyone is.
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If I'm graduating when I'm 25, would it be too late to become an officer?
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>>58340285
>>58339259
Little drop of white vinegar on the mark, brush it very gently with a clean toothbrush, then a bit of warm water and blot it dry. Vinegar is 100% garment safe and if it's just a small mark it'll come out with zero effort. Tiny grandmas know this, you should know it, too.
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>>58340667
(you should just take it to a dry cleaner though, any good one will be able to fix it up for you)
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Joining to be a cav scout, leaving in a month
Any advice for basic/AIT anons?
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>>58340998
Hydrate, hygiene, and shut the fuck up. You would be astonished by how many adults cannot perform these three things.
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>>58341136
Yeah even at 22 I struggle with the first. I’m sure simply existing in Georgia will change that though
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>>58341177
You'll be told when to drink. You're hilarious if you think drills trust retarded boots to hydrate on their own.
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>>58337865
>>58337924
Yeah just go 35N or 35F. M in Garrison is super wack.
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>>58341194
That’ll be helpful actually
And in my defense I only have a general idea of what to expect
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>fucked up and mentioned I was prescribed Adderall when ten
>Had to get a mountain of documentation
>Get back from the hospital I was prescribed, no record of an ADD diagnosis
>Don't need this mountain of paperwork anymore
>Oh yeah bro everything is good now, lets get you to MEPS
fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck
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>>58340333
No.
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>>58334434
>>58333131
I got a 2.01 (minimum passing grade) in Economics. I guess I’m also screwed? My SAT was top 93rd percentile and LSAT was top 90th percentile if it matters. I’ve been out of school for several years and have been promoted a few times.
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>>58340998
Be where you're told to be, when you're told be, and be wearing what you're told to be. Shut the fuck up and pay attention. Its literally that easy
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Redpill me on this Yakub-looking motherfucker
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>>58342327
Iirc he started as a wing commander and moved up through the ranks
Seems to have had a solid career and given the fact that China is the new main rival having an AF or Navy guy in that role makes sense
Plus he won’t have to do a bunch of performative woke shit at the behest of the current admin because he is the performative woke shit
All in all seems like the right guy for the job
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>>58342327
Considering Miley is a traitor i don't see how he could be worse, save some serious and drastic cuts in spending and changes of doctrines and training which im not to sure how much influence he'd have on that. Soooooo idk
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Russian weapons be like:
>anti-faggot missle 7000
>tranny-slayer m12
>Abby Shapiro Mach 9 Milking Vacuum
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>>58342042
Dude, why would you even listen to those people over the anon who is in OCS? Who do you think knows more about the process? The anonymous shitposters who didn't even provide proof of service, or the person who literally posted evidence that he has served and is a commissioned officer, or at least will be.

If you're disregarding people based on the color of their skin you aren't fit to serve let alone lead soldiers.
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>>58342454
>>58342348
He tried pushing woke quotas to reduce the number of whites in the military. Not joking.
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>>58342654
arguably based and suicide-pilled
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>>58342654
>Not joking
I’m sure you believe that anon, may I see it though?
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>>58342483
Russian naming
>faggot
>T90 (72) Vladimir
>T-I-G-E-R-S

Ukrainian naming
>BANDERAMOBIL
>NEPTUNE
>STUGNA P (Scythian)
>KROPYVA (nettle)
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Is there gonna be war soon? I want to enlist early and be ready right when it hits, but I'd fucking end myself if I'm in it for multiple years of nothing happening
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>>58342327
All military generals are more political appointee than leader. They get the job because they’re yes men.
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>>58342626
I assume that guard is a bit different, and there is a difference between a 2.x and a 2.0 imo.
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I've been sworn into the Air national Guard and report to my local Airforce base for drill once a month (which consists of PT and memorizing Military stuff) until basic training, would it be cringe and/or stolen valor to say I'm in the Airforce?
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>>58342774
Yes, and you're a faggot
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>>58342774
It’d be cringe yes
Just say you’re in the air guard because that’s what you’re in
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>>58342774
Hi Anon havent seen you since high school what are you up to nowdays
>h-hi air I do uuuh air stuff on the basea
Oh cool you are in the air force ?
>n-no air guard uhh air force yes.
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>>58342789
Air Guard is Airforce.
But let's go by your rules, would it ve cringe and/or stolen valor to say I'm in the Air Guard?
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>>58342803
Air guard is not the air force in the way you want to get people to assume it is retard
And no, saying your air guard isn’t cringe because you’re doing shit in the air guard. However me saying I’m army would be because I’m not doing shit for it until I ship. You see the logic now?
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>>58342750
>I assume that guard is a bit different
It and it isn't. If you qualify for a Guard commission you qualify for a regular Army commission. The Guard will most likely accept you into OCS much faster though because the process is at the state level.
>and there is a difference between a 2.x and a 2.0 imo.

Again, as I said before. Your GPA isn't the only they look at. Just because the average GPA is supposedly 3.4, doesn't mean that GPA was the deciding factor. Your GPA is almost completely irrelevant when it comes to employment. They are looking at your packet like a resume. List your job experience, extracurriculars, and your hobbies. Stop listening to racist fuckheads, and listen to people who have been there. Apply for OCS, don't self eliminatd.
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>>58342824
>Air guard is not the air force in the way you want to get people to assume it is retard
Not him, but I'm in the ARNG and I say I'm in the Army, and then specify National Guard. The Air Guard is absolutely the Air Force, it's just not the entire Air Force.

They are different components of the same organization. If you understand the force structure then you know what I mean. It doesn't matter what civilians think because most of them don't understand the difference and won't listen when you explain it.
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>>58342774
>>58342786
>>58342789
>>58342797
>>58342803
>>58342824
>>58342891
>>58342933
Jesus fucking christ, kill yourselves now. This kind of shit is why every board makes fun of /k/
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>>58342933
You’re way is fine because you’re specifying that it’s the NG part, the dude I’m responding to, at least the way it seems, wants people to assume he’s not in the NG part of the AF
Not stolen valor by any means because yes, he’s technically right, but cringe nevertheless
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>>58342946
I see your point, but I still think it's not too big of a deal.
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>>58342984
It’s not, he just asked so I answered
It’s not something I’d call him out for or anything
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>>58342891
I’ve been employed in a professional job for years. My GPA never hurt me. It did hurt me when applying for graduate school, and I thought an OCS board could conceivably be more like an adcom than an employer. Honestly, the state of higher education is so bad that it’s sort of shocking anyone cares at all.
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>>58343073
Yeah you'll be fine. I have people in my OCS class who don't even have a completed bachelor's degree yet and are still gonna pin bars. I'd only worry about GPA if it was below 2.0 because then you might be too retarded.
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>>58338941
>>58339270
Thanks bros
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>>58342732
No one knows. Most likely candidate is Iran, second being China but I doubt we’re in that timeline. I wish we’d do a full-scale joint operation with Mexico to kill every Cartel member in existence. But you have to decide for yourself, which will you regret more? Will you regret joining and being bored for 4 years? Or will you regret being an old man who never served? The choice is yours.
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>>58343113
I don’t think you can receive a degree in the United States with a GPA below 2.0.
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>>58343742
I looked and you're right. Either way GPA isn't really that important. I've definitely seen some government jobs that ask for a 3.0 minimum, but Army officer ain't one of them. Technically my GPA wasn't even 3.0 when I applied. I had a 2.999, but I wasn't gonna self-eliminate based on .001 grade points because fuck school.
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>Recruiter scheduled me for meps next week
>Been taking at home UA's multiple times a day every day
>Sometimes they're negative, sometimes they're positive

I swear if I piss hot at meps and can't choose an MOS with a clearance because of it I'm just not going to join the Army.
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>>58344393
Nigger, don't go. Just ask them to reschedule and tell the recruiter you're still pissing hot on UA. You'd much rather wait an additional month or two to get the weed out of your system than get barred from enlisting for 6 mo to 1 year, and forever have reported drug use in your medical records.

I don't know what MOS you're choosing, but it's guaranteed to be some retard tier shit based on your decision making and risk management skills, so it'll still be available in a month. Wait it out until you're pissing clean 100% of the time.
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>>58344419
I've been clean for 75 days and I'm still pissing hot, it's really driving me crazy. When I first wake up I piss hot but then if I drink a bunch and piss a few times there is a line on the negative column. I take tests randomly throughout the day and some are positive some are negative.

I'm trying to go Intel.

They already scheduled me for meps and my packet is 100% completed. Won't it be a problem if I delay it more now?
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>>58344463
>Won't it be a problem if I delay it more now?

No, before you ship out is literally the only time you have 100% complete control over your future in the military. You can tell your recruiter why you need to delay, and do it now. Tell your recruiter the truth, lie to MEPS.
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>>58344481
Well they're on a 4 day weekend now but I guess if I am still pissing hot on Tuesday I will ask him to reschedule me.

This shit has me so fucking nervous. I know I'm a retard for smoking weed in the first place but it's been 2 1/2 months I thought I would be clean by now.

I really would feel a lot better about going to meps if all my tests were negative instead of just the ones where I've diluted the fuck out of my urine.
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>>58344521
Literally just text him now. Recruiters work 24/7, even if he doesn't respond it's better than getting surprised when he comes into office
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If anyone has questions on Navy OCS let me know, went through last year. Can also help with ASTB and aviation related package advice.
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>>58344521
Hey anon, I just went through MEPS after being a heavy smoker. Are you completely failing or are your negative lines just super faint? That confused me when I was testing myself but faint ones are a pass and they’re what you’re gonna get probably.
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>>58344585
Some are faint but I just took one about an hour ago and there wasn't a line at all.

I've had a few that have a dark line but those are only if I've pissed multiple times in the hour before I took it.
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>>58344585
also can I ask how soon after arriving at meps did they have you take the UA?

I was planning on just waking up early and drinking a ton of water and pissing a bunch before meps.
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>>58344521
Also don't lie on the SF86, but DO lie to the doctor. The clearance guys don't care about drug use either, and they don't talk to the doctors.
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>>58344619
>>58344657
Weird, after your time frame you should be consistently clean. You must’ve smoked some good shit.

We did our tests after our hearing/eye exams and the MEPS briefings, but they won’t let you piss before the test once you get there so if you’re going to try and flush it out do it at the hotel before you leave.

And to hop on the other anons advice I lied to doc about weed, they’ll act like they know you’re lying but they don’t. It may have helped me that I owned up to some smaller things with him though (tickets from when I was a kid and super minor seasonal allergies) or it may not have mattered idk
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>>58344702
I smoked daily for years and in the few months before I quit completely I was also doing edibles daily.

I'm also fat and have been losing a ton of weight the last few months.

So the UA was a few hours after arriving at meps or? The recruiters told me I would probably be taking the UA within the first hour of arriving there.
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>>58344731
For me it was 7-8ish after getting there at like 6. Admittedly I wasn’t watching the clock though so I’m guesstimating. I do know I had my hearing and eyes done first, the briefings, then test.
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>>58344781
Ok when I test tomorrow morning I will drink a bunch of water and piss as much as I can, then wait two hours and then test to try to get an accurate measure.

I'm likely going to have to delay it. It's just so fucking annoying I want to get this enlistment started asap.
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>>58344463
I might get fucked then. I'm very light-weight, but I was vaping high-THC daily until 6 weeks before my ship date. I heard that was the longest it would stay in my piss.

Time to chug a bunch of water. If I get booted over legal weed despite a 96 ASVAB, this country deserves to lose the next war while I stay home getting stoned.
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>>58344804
Sounds like a good way to do it anon.
And I get wanting to get all signed and in, idk how old you are but I’m going in just before my 23rd birthday so I know that feeling.
If you have to push it off though do, you know what you want to do so make sure you’re in the best position to get that job
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>>58344821
>If I get booted over legal weed despite a 96 ASVAB, this country deserves to lose the next war while I stay home getting stoned.

You should not join
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>>58344821
If you can't overcome your druggie ego problems you don't deserve to be a zogbot. This nation will survive without you.
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>>58344838
>You should not join
and i probably wouldn't if my DP-12 didn't cost $60 to load once.

>>58344880
>If you can't overcome your druggie ego problems
When did I say I can't, retard? I need a reason to drop it. A job that does a drug test is a reason, but I guess online sources were bullshitting when they said 6 weeks is the limit.
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I'm going to be fucking pissed if I miss the board date because my recruiter didn't think to forward my medical history they've collected multiple times at this point to the MEPS people so they could tell me if they need me to get paperwork on anything from it while I was doing all the preceding steps.
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>>58344894
> I need a reason to drop it.
Your willpower is that bad? I'm sorry for you. Hopefully you get what you deserve (being caught and exposed as a druggie).
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>>58344931
>Your willpower is that bad? I'm sorry for you. Hopefully you get what you deserve (being caught and exposed as a druggie).
Don't you have a 12-pack of beer to go get blackout drunk to? Or did you already finish it?
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>>58344940
God the army is gonna fuck your ass kid
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>>58344969
>army
I said 96 asvab. You're already fucking drunk????
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>>58344978
I’m not >>58344931 but yeah I am
And I got a 90-something on my ASVAB too just to go 19D, you’re not special
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>>58344978
>everyone who dunks on me is a samefag
In the off chance you squeeze through your buddies are going to love you. Expect the zoomer version of a sock party.
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>>58345001
the hardest part of going 19D is telling your parents youre gay
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>>58345007
the whole moral-fagging is so odd to me

the thread theme for years is lie to MEPS, be racist to the Black officer in the thread, abuse alcohol daily. But weed... oh great heavens
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>>58345020
I just wanna be in the cavalry if they send me off to war anon, and I want to do recon shit not take it like a Russian conscript
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>>58345030
>i am le enlightened pothead
Tip: it's not the weed, it's you. Time to grow up fast.
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>>58345030
>do a bunch of shit that isn't going to get you caught
>don't be a fucking retard and do something that they can measure

I bet you'd lie about your criminal record too if you weren't such a zoomer that you're too young for your stupidity to have caught up with you.
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>>58345030
my recruiter told me in July they are probably going to make it so if you test positive for weed at meps it doesnt matter as long as youre clean by basic

not sure if he was talking out of his ass or he actually heard that somewhere
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>>58345069
welp i'm shipping out in a month (unless my secret clearance gets delayed)
i'll just chug water. Leaner than all the alcoholic fat fucks crying, so it'll probably leave my system relatively quick.
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>>58345089
>be me
>be alcoholic fat fuck
>6’1/2”/154
I am confusion
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>>58345030
>be racist to the Black officer in the thread,

Y'all ain't ever gon get rid of me
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>>58347831
>3.0 GPA
>he doesn't know he's a diversity hire
lol. lmao even. What did you get your degree in? Sports science? English?
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>>58342327
He's done basically nothing except make this dumbass quote "Accelerate change or lose" which people under him have fucked up the execution of so much it's the butt of many jokes in the Air Force. I expect his role to be basically that of a placeholder, or possibly a proxy for politicians.

>>58342348
>Iirc he started as a wing commander
dude what
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>>58347986
History. I (will have) earned my commission on my own merits. Additionally the military's diversity is genuinely one of its greatest strengths. I've met people from all walks of life, colors, and creeds. No other working environment has the smartest people working side by side with dumbest so commonly.

Say the N word all you want though. I'm still gonna post, and you're still gonna salute me.
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>>58348683
>History
>merits
Kek. Whatever you say, boyo. You've been in rotc, you know nothing, and I will not be saluting your boot ass. Also how the fuck do you get a 3.0 in an arts degree? Fucks sake at least if it was stem you would have an excuse.
t.moostang
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>>58348788
>You've been in rotc


OCS actually. Three years TIS current E-5.
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>>58348683
>the N word
You give the word power by avoiding to say it, I hope you realize that. On an image board full of men with childlike minds, all that does is give them even more incentive to say it, knowing it will garner a reaction from you. Anyways, good luck with green to gold. Hopefully you don't get slotted as a line unit XO further down the line, it's a beyond hellish experience.
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>>58348067
>dude what
I’m just going off what I remember when the thread about him was posted anon
It was a while ago
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>E-5 11B here
Dont join right now this shit is dumb
>Trained on RQ-11b, DAGR, ASIP, CROWS, M2A1 .50 Cal
>Earn EIB, GAFPB, and be PT stud
>Makes SGT in 30 months TIS
>Unit shuts down with no other operational units on post
>Forced to stay on post and be instructor instead of going somewhere else to be a team leader
>Stay in shitty barracks with inconsistent air/ water quality and no cooking appliances
>Make half as much as coworkers because not married
>Base spends 65 Million on renaming ceremony of which I was part of the set up and tear down detail ( no recognition or thanks from any of the higher leadership despite this being a high profile event)
>65 million that could've gone to improving housing for single soldiers or sending us to another installation to be back on the line
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>>58350424
Your fault for joining the army. Good on you for trying to deter others, though.
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i really don't want to join the military but i feel like it's my only option and if i'm going to do it should be sooner rather than later. please advise
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>>58348067
Penning the ACE doctrine was the first step towards fixing the air force. He is the first CSAF that has had the guts to basically call the whole branch a bunch of fat bodies who need to learn how to fight.
You're right, though. The message was very poorly disseminated to the masses and tons of senior leaders took advantage of the fact that ACE and MCA took too long to get policy with teeth.
Now that RAT is a thing and wings are starting to be inspected on that basis, things are going to get better. Three years is an eternity when it comes to policy. We lost a lot of good people while the air force was trying to figure out what ACE needs to look like.
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Dunno about the other branches but the Army is fucked.
Both retention and recruiting are in the shitter. The senior leaders who need to change their way of thinking yesterday to fix that are simply unable to understand that fact.
The OER system, the root of the cancerous work culture that crushes the souls of everyone who wears OCP, needs to be reformed, but absolutely no one in the position to do so is willing to try. It directly causes shit like commanders sending broke-dicks and imminent ETS/PCSers to CTCs and deployments (gotta pump up those deployment numbers, hooah). It makes every Major a backstabbing bitter asshole because their ability to retire rides on their ability to get promoted in time. It makes every O-5 and O-6 become obsessed with trying to outdo everyone else in their grade in every possible way in order to get that MQ and pin on that bird or star, even if it burns people out in the process. The shit trickles down to junior officers, who will get fucked down in a 3 shop for their whole career unless they take part in the game and who will end up working til 2000 every day regardless due to ossifer culture autism, and then to NCOs through the similar NCOER system, which leads to dicksucking and brown-nosing by those wishing to promote.
On top of the systemic issues, OPTEMPO is higher than ever despite the GWOT being essentially done with, and to cap it off HQDA pulls moves like spending tens of millions of dollars on base renaming when the bases being renamed house soldiers in shitty moldy barracks that lead to them deciding to ETS instead of being retained.
The consequences of all of this have been a little easier to hide, since unlike in say the Navy where declining manpower and falling standards directly leads to shit like boat collisions, the Army operating platoons at half strength isn't nearly as noticeable.
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>>58350424
lol I just got out of fort culeros. rest in piss
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>>58351672
Space Force, at least in the cyber field, has a funny issue now where recruiting is actually going great, we're getting all the junior enlisted replacements we need, but retention is hardly existent. I don't know a single person under E-5 who plans on staying in. Not sure what they're going to do about it so the junior enlisted don't outnumber NCOs 100 to 1 lol.
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>>58314944
What is the right mindset to develop when trying out for special forces such as SARC, or 18D, just take it day by day, moment by moment in order to get through the pipeline? Shut your brain off and work?
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What’s the racial makeup of 11x MOS?
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>>58353536
50% white, 30% hispanic, 10% black, 10% all others.
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>>58352940
Well I guess ive got that working against me as well
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>>58352940
This is an issue in every branch. The DoD will never pay a uniformed member, enlisted or officer, what they'd pay a civilian or contractor, so it'll never be fixed. That is why the DoD is experimenting with EITaaS as a solution.
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>>58352940
>Not sure what they're going to do about it so the junior enlisted don't outnumber NCOs 100 to 1 lol.

That's actually the way things used to be in the army a long time ago. It's kinda strange that like 50% of the Army is NCOs
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>>58353938
>It's kinda strange that like 50% of the Army is NCOs
Why? You think the enlisted force should mostly be comprised of new guys teaching new guys?
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>>58353975
That's not really the point or implication. You could just have experienced privates. In the US, you can't tell what type of NCO you're getting when you see a SGT.

Is that SGT the freshly pinned E5 in 4 years who would still be a private or LCPL in the Commonwealth, or is he has been in for 8-10 years?

In the Commonwealth and in the past in the US, it took a lot of time to become an NCO so when you stripes you automatically knew they were an experienced leader. It's not quite like that now.
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>>58354116
Ah, I can agree with that.
I think the specialist rank system from the Vietnam era mostly solved that problem - paying skilled technicians more without giving them command or managerial authority.
I'm no military historian, so I've never understood why that went away.
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>>58354116
btw I'm not advocating changing US rank structure or slowing promotions.

Just staying that the current thing where there are so many junior leaders is a peculiarity in historical context. I understand that it comes from the Uas pushing leadership down to the lowest level, and also trying to give troops more money.
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>>58354180
I'm uninformed, but wouldn't you want this if you want an elite, highly trained professional military? Don't you want the specialists to come in and make things run smoothly?
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>>58354201
They got rid of the specialist track, but in it's place they expanded the roles of warrant officers. I forget the exact reason they got rid of the advanced SPC ranks, but I don't mind because they were fucking ugly anyway.
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Bump
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>>58354290
>warrant officers
Speaking of: how realistic is it for a 22 year old joining as a cav scout to be able to reach that level?
It’s kinda what I’m thinking I want to work to ngl
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>>58356971
You need to look up warrant tracks. Aside from aviation you can only become a warrant officer in a field related to your enlisted MOS. You can do whatever you want. People join at 30+ all the time, 22 is baby tier.
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>>58356993
>you can only become a warrant officer in a field related to your enlisted MOS
Yeah I understand that, I’m just wondering if there’s a field related to 19D for me to become one in
I’m too drunk to research rn anon please spoon feed me
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SOPC open to everyone now?
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>>58351672
>OPTEMPO Is higher than ever
What?
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>>58357019
I know the answer, I just googled the answer to confirm, but I'm not telling you. Literally like 1.5 seconds of finger tapping will answer your question.
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AF WAPS testing for E5.

Last 3 EPRs (Most recent first)
>Promote
>Must Promote
>Promote

For a total 220 points. 3 achievement medals, bringing me to 223 points.

>Last year's promotion rate for my AFSC was 16%
>This year will likely be similar

Feels like even bothering with studying feels like a waste. Hard not to feel a little jaded when all the NCOs over me got in when promotions rates were in the 40%'s.
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>>58358900
Shoulda joined the Army if you wanna get promoted
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>>58357019
You can become a 131A Field Artillery Technician aa long as you meet the general requirements for WO.
Also, for anyone lurking, you can apparently directly apply to become a cyber WO if you have experience/certs:
https://recruiting.army.mil/170d/
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Joining army 11x. Just curious how long it will take to make E5? I plan on taking this very seriously and putting 100% into everything I do. I’m not sure if I’m going to make a career of this yet, but I may.
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Die for ZOG like a good little cuc/k/.
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>>58359889
You wouldn't make it as a Zog bot brother stay a 4chaner
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>>58359841
Expect about 5-6 years to make E-5. It can be done in 3 to 4 if you're super high speed.
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Prior enlisted here. I was an 0341 in the Marine Corps from 2017-2021 and I'm still kinda upset I never got deployed anywhere salty. Would joining the army national guard and waiting for Taiwan to kick off be a solid move if I wanted to get sent over?
I don't think I ever made the best rifleman and I don't want anything to do with the Marine Corps, so I'm thinking of going Arty in the National Guard. I'd do 11c but I'm hearing that they can be swapped to 11b really quickly.
Obviously the army will suck as well, but I still wanted to be on the ground.
Any thoughts?
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>>58360054
National Guard infantry is full of Marines, so you'll find similar minded people. In the Guard you'll definitely get overseas a few times, but it's mostly just rotations. We'll never be the first one into a war unless we happen to be the unit that's stationed there on rotation (which can happen).
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>>58359841
My buddy made 5 in 26 months, but he was our 1SG's driver and practically best friends with the guy. It's more doable in 3 but as always it's unit dependent. Start studying the NCO creed now.
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>>58359889
You're STILL here?
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Does anyone know what ng level the MEPS drug test UA tests at?
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>>58360793
How about you just stop doing drugs and don't worry about it?

>b-b-but I've been clean for X many months
Be clean for more
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>>58359965
>army 11x
>5-6 years to make 5
Lmao no, 3 years is average if anything. It's even easier in low speed units due to lack of manpower creating a need for NCOs and lowering standards as a result.
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>>58360953
how about you stop being a nigger and answer the question
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>>58361259
You're a drug addict and you're calling someone else a nigger?
shiggydiggy
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>>58361356
>havent smoked in months
>addict

nigger
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>>58360793
Don't know about meps, but at the unit level the legal limit's 0.15 mg for THC. One of my buddies got kicked out for pissing .18 lol
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>>58361511
>mg
ng* sorry
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>>58361511
I read somewhere that the stick test at meps is 50ng and if they send it to the lab its 15

Do you know if they send all UAs at meps to the lab or only if you piss hot?
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>>58361259
you must be new to /meg/. The theme here is to be an alcoholic faggot who dodges questions and shit on weed while they obliterate their liver. We only attract the best and the brightest
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Why do veterans kill themselves? I'm unironcally asking
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>>58362753
>join military
>life is completely regimented, you always know what you are doing and even when you don't you can assume someone above you does know
>no decisions need to be made by you, you are ordered around, you get used to this lifestyle
>large support group of people who are similarly minded, similarly motivated, and all work to one purpose and share same struggle
>leave military
>everything is confusing, have to constantly make decisions for yourself, what is the point of your life, why are you stuck in this cubicle, why is your boss such a fucking faggot, why are all your co-workers such weak morons, why do they even think they deserve to have an opinion on anything, etc
>nobody understands you, nobody supports you, there is no meaning to your existence, your pain is ignored and even sometimes mocked
Gee, I wonder.
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>>58362753
id kill myself too if i had to watch vid related
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>>58363266
>you always know what you are doing and even when you don't you can assume someone above you does know
Shitty neverserved bait. Stopped reading here.
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>>58361166
>Lmao no, 3 years is average if anything. It's even easier in low speed units due to lack of manpower creating a need for NCOs and lowering standards as a result.


That's absurd. I'm in the Guard in where promotions are slow af because you have to wait until someone fucking dies. Even so three to make SGT is dumb af, the Army really oughta use the corporal rank more often.

I was literally just having the discussion earlier in the thread where I basically said "when you see an E-5 SGT in the US Army you have no idea what you're getting. He could be an experienced 7-10 year NCO, or he could be a 3 to 4 shake and bake NCO.
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>>58363266
>no decisions need to be made by you, you are ordered around, you get used to this lifestyle
Retard, anyone above Airman basic, Seaman, and private has to make decisions.
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>>58364458
Guard is different. I should've specified that I'm active.
And yeah, E5s can be a crap shoot. The unit they're in plays a huge part in their experience level at promotion as well - I got promoted way too early along with tons of other guys because my unit is constantly starved for NCOs, and I made several big mistakes early on because of my inexperience. Meanwhile you have places like the 75th where promotions above CPL are extremely competitive and hard to achieve.
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>>58364579
>I got promoted way too early along with tons of other guys because my unit is constantly starved for NCOs, and I made several big mistakes early on because of my inexperience.

Great job on being willing to admit that. Based on that alone I'm sure you're a solid leader. One of the reasons the Army promotes so fast to E-5 is that back in WW2, the Army made SLs SSGs rather than SGTs to give a pay to boost troops. Other countries (and probably the USMC too) think we're crazy for having 3 SGTs in a nine man squad
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>>58363272
You asked about veterans, not active duty
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>28
>graduated college with /biz/ degree
>shitty GPA (3.0)
>worked for the federal govt for a few years, left after going through burnout
>was an Eagle scout (not sure if that is a big deal)
>no criminal record or history of medical issues
Not factoring in ASVAB test scores, am I SOL if I applied for OCS? Probably Air Force or Navy, but wondering if any anons have insight. Thanks in advance.
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>>58365933
No, you are basically the average.
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>>58366134
Average applicant or average person who made it in OCS?
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>>58366289
Both.
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Anyone here ever done RAP duty? Taking transfer leave next month and I figure I may as well make some of those days back
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>>58365933
Its easy to make it if you target the right community in the Navy. SWO is chronically undermanned, but its also undermanned because its probably the shittest job in the Navy period.
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>>58353536
>>58353666
I'd say its 70% white, 15% hispanic, 10% Asian, 5% black/other
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>>58317049
Because the commander in chief Joe biden needs you
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When you reenlist do you have to go through the gauntlet of immunizations again? Only got out about 6-7 months ago
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>>58368951
YMMV.
My unit had a platoon that was almost entirely hispanic. Their PSG made a point out of putting them on every detail he could find as a way to get the CO's favor, and eventually they started calling themselves shit like "beaner platoon," "wetback squad," or "Home Depot Detachment - Delta."
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>>58369692
Proof?
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Redpill me on 17C.
Is it worth applying to in the current year? Are the units as full of autists and weaboos as they say? Are there even any good opportunities inside and outside the service? Are the duty stations good? Will I hate my life if I reclass to it from infantry?
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>>58372487
>Proof? So I can steal your picture and further larp as someone who isn't a complete faggot
Nah.
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I lost my social security card. It's the only document I'm missing and since I live out of the states I can't really get a replacement. Is it really required for signing up?
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>>58353536
Varies by how highspeed the unit is.
IME 85% white, 10% hispanic, 5% everything else.
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>>58372920
Timestamp it, faggot
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>in pretty good shape
>can run ten miles
>19.5 min 3 mile
>flat feet
>need superfeet green inserts
>otherwise my knees give out to pain in about a mile

what do?
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>>58373679
>Is it really required for signing up?

You can get a new at any SS office I'm pretty sure. I lost one before too.
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Anyone have experience water fasting to lose weight? I understand it’s not the preferable method, but I need to lose about 30 - 40 lbs and I really don’t feel like waiting a year to join.
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>>58377276
Use superfeet green inserts?
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How much is childhood asthma a dq now for the Army? I haven't had an inhaler for years at this point and I can jog no problem.
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>>58378509
so there's no "you gotta use these boots" regulations or anything? I can use my own setup?
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>>58379230
You're talking to a shitposter. Pretty sure flat feet will disqualify you still but if not, your next problem is getting to use the inserts in basic. At least in Benning we couldn't change our insoles or moon shoes until after we turned green. Maybe you can get a profile that lets you change them out, I don't remember.
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Currently making my recruiter work for me to get a 17C ARNG contract for me. I take a qualifying test tomorrow for it. My family has yelled at me that I need to shave the beard I grew out over my college semester in preparation for it. Should I?
Also how hard is the ICTL? And what are the chances of 17C ARNG going active after I finish Uni?
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Can’t decide whether to live out my Band of Brothers larp fantasy and go airborne, or live out my Apocalypse Now larp fantasy and go air-assault.
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>>58381904
You can't sign a contract for the latter as you can with the former, but at an airborne unit you're all but guaranteed a slot at air assault eventually.
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>>58381923
Can you volunteer for air assault at some point?
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>>58381960
Yeah but it's a crapshoot because it depends heavily on your unit. Airborne units will be easier to go to schools from.
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>>58382308
Alright, thanks for the info
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Anyone gone through a reclass here?
How long did it take to get your school date?
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>>58378480
Anon, ive been on the same track as you. I lost over 30 pounds going on the carnivore diet, OMAD, and not eating 2 days a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays). Try that out just have to be disciplined enough.
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I’m considering joining the navy reserve (no prior service) and picking a submarine rate. Any advice or words of wisdom on why this is a bad idea?

I’m 36 and work full time in IT.
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How many rest days should i take before doing a pt to be at my max performance?
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>>58384858
Why are you baiting a dead thread? Wait for the next one
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Should I pick 35F or 35S?
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>>58385806
My recruiter just reserved me an option 4 35F contract today.

PS: I'm going to meps hotel in two hours! hype!
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>anon when are you going to ranger school?
>anon you're a stud you should go to the next PRC that happens right after leave
>anon why are you wasting your potential?
>just burn away 90% of your muscle mass for a tab to impress sajmaj
Why are they like this? Like I respect dudes that send it, but I've told em time and time again it just isn't for me
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>>58386131
Because the merit badges are the only way the army knows how to stratify people.
I hope you don't plan on making it a career, because you won't last long without all the little pieces of flair.
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>>58385459
I'm not baiting though?
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>>58386131
The OER/NCOER system depends on easily quantifiable data to make decisions when it comes to evaluating personnel. Schools are easy ways to say someone is ahead of their peers.
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>>58385967
Dope bro good luck
Did your recruiter tell you when you would ship out, or do they tell you at MEPS?
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No new bread?



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