Okay.. Thanks for the information.
Joined recently, hopefully will be able to learn new valueable information, share whatever knowledge I have and meet new people!
I plan to join Army next year as I am 17 years old in United States. How hard is the training? Can any healthy young men pass?
^I did. Not much talk about training. More about what I can do after it.
Heading to the recruiter sometime mid-week.
You know, I didn't even know this thread existed.
Anyway, I'm off to MEPs tomorrow to sign with the Army. I'll have a reserved MOS of 11x 4 year contract with the Option 40. If all goes to plan, I will be off to boot camp in late January. Between ROTC in high school and college credit I should enter as an E3.
Last edited by TheSteve; 10-20-2009 at 11:50 PM.
My enlistment ceremony (provisional sapper ftw) is on the Monday and my first reserves session on the Tuesday night following (fml, the army knows no ends to being inconvenient. I HAVE EXAMS GODDAMIT). Basically, throughout my life, there have been quite a few facts made bleeding obvious to me and that's not to state, not to mention in passing, not to do anything at all which suggests you were a cadet before you enlisted unless the former cadet wants something horrible to happen to them.
Basically, should I use my uber-cadet skills (digrar, please don't hit me) and actually do drill correctly the first time they teach it to me as well as make it freaking obvious I'm a cadet or just blend in with the other new recruits?
Also, any other tips for a new guy would be appreciated since prior planning prevents piss poor performance.
well, im finally enlisting in the guard and, going SMP. ill go to boot in the summer, and got to find a mos with a short AIT to avoid missing school. probably 88M or a 21 series.
- No offence but I'd be offending the RSM at my unit if I said he wasn't able to knock some appreciation of proper drill into me over three years. What I meant was that instead of impressing people, I was more worried about copping a lot of flak for not acting like the rest and whether I should just do it. But thanks anyway.
No offense, actually strike that, I do intend to offend, you're sounding like one of those cadets that irritate the crap out of everyone. I have no doubt your standard of drill will offend the ARA RSM of your unit.
You're not going to stand out. Do what you're told, how you're told to do it, when you're told to do it. Forget your time in kiddy cadets, it's not going to help you where you are going.
basically im graduating college and want to do sf but i experimented with pot back in high school, am i screwed?