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Does the military interest you?
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Posted 6/12/07

skygod333 wrote:


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skygod333 wrote:

very much so and id like to be an air force pilot


you better either have friends in high places or be the hottest shit known to man in all areas fathomable. a lot of people want that job so they can be very very picky.


ive got great eyesight, great hand-eye coordination, fast reflexes and im crazy...all pilots are crazy, one of these days itll be a prerequisite. and theres nothin wrong with being a professional soldier


I used to work on fighter planes (F-15s), so I've dealt with pilots and pilot culture a fair amount. It's just extremely difficult to get into, aside from actual flying skill. You either have to know someone (like a high ranking officer or politician), or be the absolute cream of the crop, especially if you want to fly fighters (which is what most people want to fly). Be in perfect physical shape, excellent grades, just the absolute best of the best. If you can get it, it's probably the best job in the world. But that's a huge "if."
Posted 6/12/07

skygod333 wrote:


azrael910 wrote:


skygod333 wrote:

very much so and id like to be an air force pilot


you better either have friends in high places or be the hottest shit known to man in all areas fathomable. a lot of people want that job so they can be very very picky.


ive got great eyesight, great hand-eye coordination, fast reflexes and im crazy...all pilots are crazy, one of these days itll be a prerequisite. and theres nothin wrong with being a professional soldier


...According to you....stacked up to other across the country who might want the same thing....you might find yourself a bit overwhelmed...


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Posted 6/12/07

lover703 wrote:

I'm in high school and i'm in this military programed named AJORTC so far everybody has intrest on what I do there I was wondering if you are in the military what are your dislikes and likes about what you do in the military? And if you are not in the military what is your opinion about it?


Hoo-ah!!, I'm also a fellow Army ROTC cadet, been in it for 3 years, since freshman year, I'm a Master sergeant (gunning for sergeant major), what rank are you?

I myself have a very deep interest in the military, I'll be enlisting in the Marine Corps in a few months as an infantry rifleman, and later on I plan on trying out for scout/sniper training, after that it's Force Recon, my father was a very skilled marine, and served in Grenada during Urgent Fury, and my grandfather, several of my uncles, and a number of cousins, are all combat veterans

Yep, I plan on becoming an elite and highly efficient killing machine, (well more of one), I already have extensive weapon knowledge, of the weapons of both sides, after I retire, I'll give the CIA paramilitary branch a good look
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abel89 wrote:

I myself have a very deep interest in the military, I'll be enlisting in the Marine Corps in a few months as an infantry rifleman, and later on I plan on trying out for scout/sniper training, after that it's Force Recon, my father was a very skilled marine, and served in Grenada during Urgent Fury, and my grandfather, several of my uncles, and a number of cousins, are all combat veterans



Greneda Vet? Now there is something you don't encounter everyday.

If you're serious about the military, I'd look into pursuing a commission. Especially since you sound like you intend to be a lifer. The money is much better.
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they money might be better, the "fun" is on the enlisted side of the house. it all really depends on what you want to do in your respective branch of service.

anywho, even after enlistment, you can still decide to become an officer should you choose to after being in for a bit. for those that are interested in that, look up OCS or officer canidate school.

desk jobs can be defined differerntly...for instance, i think company commanders, first sergeants, and up are pretty much desk jobs. i don't like admin work. as you ascend the ranks, you become more valuable to the army and government; therefore you will not be seeing a lot of trigger time.
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Yes! I'm an Army brat (Whoop! Whoop!) who is part of the Air Force ROTC program
*My dad wouldn't let me be a part of Army so crossing over to the blue was the only option for me*
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i want to join the air force, but there are always people who stop me from joining, what can i say, i want the experience. i love to experience new things, enjoy life.
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whoah...u wasted ur youth there....


what does youth mean to you? i would venture to guess it has to do with frat parties and such as seen in most modern movies. the reality is...that is wasted youth. consider the following:

you go to college and party, graduate, and then have to find a job.
someone going through a rotc scolarship or enlists after graduation of highschool or college has a job that has great benefits as previously mentioned. the average 2LT makes about 3300 a month (after basic housing ect). this does not include what it would cost to pay for insurance (a half million dollar insurance plan costs 20 bucks a month), dental/medical, trips overseas (not everyone goes to iraq, for example korea, japan, germany, ect). not to mention, if one becomes an officer, headhunter companies will search you out after time as a company commander to employ you in the civilian sector making 5-6 figures. it takes about 5-7 years to make captain.

this tells me, if i am good at what i do, i can graduate with a commision into the army as an officer, get out after 10 years, and begin working in corporate america. i'd be 32. that's really not bad.

buuuuuutttt, if you really want to think about it, if you stay in for 20, you can retire (btw, the government is looking to lower retirement age/time in service), and still be sought out by the headhunter corporations. i'd be 42. when you retire from the army, you keep full medical/dental benefits, you're kids are covered until graduation of highschool or college if they go, and you get a pension. 20 years as a officer in today's army means Light to Full Colonels. that's a pretty penny if you ask me.

so again...what is youth to you? ...sounds kind of selfish to me...
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car598 wrote:

Yes! I'm an Army brat (Whoop! Whoop!) who is part of the Air Force ROTC program
*My dad wouldn't let me be a part of Army so crossing over to the blue was the only option for me*


Your father is a smart man. Listen to him.


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i want to join the air force, but there are always people who stop me from joining, what can i say, i want the experience. i love to experience new things, enjoy life.


Tell them to go to hell and go for it. Just be careful what job you pick and don't sign up for 6 years no matter what they tell you. Like I said earlier, after 4 years in the Air Force, I'd recommend it to anyone - and that's saying quite a bit.
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i was in NJROTC for 3 years. i shouldn't have taken the 3rd year. i should have taken AP Calculus instead >__<

but, i guess it was ok. got to spend my junior year with some close friends before they moved.. so that was fine..

but now.. i don't have any real interest for it.
i'll only join the marines. but.. only if i really have to..
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There is no guarantee that you will be promoted like that. It isn't like they say "hey, this guy has been in the army for 5 years, lets promote him to captain!" It is an entire process just to become eligible for advancement and even after that it can be an ordeal to actually get the promotion.

But anyways, yes I have always considered joining the military, and I still am. However, I would not like to join during this particular war as I really do not agree with any of the reasons. To me it would be more about self-improvement and discipline than "lets shoot people."
Posted 6/12/07
I would only join the military if I'm really desperate or really think that I have no future upcoming in this world. Or probably do the same thing for the same reason the guy did in CR movie "The Classic."

I don't know what I might turn up when I actually join the military. Would I turn to a man who hysterically cower in fear, with no dignity OR would I turn up a cut-throat, insensitive, dark-hearted person? I could easily "drop the ball" for anyone if I'm really piss off whether things might turn to worst and I'm also at the receiving end.

Anyway, I might no longer be able to serve the military in my fullest physical potential. I already got shot on the leg and had a surgery. Walking in a street where I'm standing on right now is kinda a battlefield to me.

I don't like people brag themselves that they served the military to protect their country just to get a free "pancakes" in iHop or free on anything. Anyone could defend their country or their family/loved ones when they have to (just like a mother naturally protects her baby) or have good solid reasons. Well, in the battlefield, it's kill or be killed. If you survived, the goddess of fate had shined upon you. If these boastful people crossed my path and went unreasonable, I could easily sneak behind these boastful people and slit their throats. Yes, you survived the war, but a local area with me or anyone with murder intent could kill u right in your spot.
Posted 6/12/07
not one bit. i don't relish being shot at constantly or tortured.
Posted 6/12/07
never! not interesting >.< but i respect those who fight for our country
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There is no guarantee that you will be promoted like that. It isn't like they say "hey, this guy has been in the army for 5 years, lets promote him to captain!" It is an entire process just to become eligible for advancement and even after that it can be an ordeal to actually get the promotion.


the promotion rate to major in the infantry is above 100%. making LTC in field artillery is at 96-98%. just naming a couple.
with the low retention rate of the military, officer and enlisted alike, it's more about time these days. you can get promoted pretty much as long as you don't have a DUI or something on record where you did something stupid as in abu ghraib. i know people that have made it to the nco ranks in 2-3 years as well.


But anyways, yes I have always considered joining the military, and I still am. However, I would not like to join during this particular war as I really do not agree with any of the reasons. To me it would be more about self-improvement and discipline than "lets shoot people."


hey...it's either me or them. i choose them. im not about to get jihaded for anyone to go see 70 virgins.
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