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Old 07-27-2006, 09:58 PM   #101
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YOU WISH, I DIDNT LOOK ANYWHERE ELSE, I WENT TO THE ARMY BECAUSE OF WHAT THEY HAD TO OFFER AND BECAUSE MY DAD WAS IN


BTW.....I SCORED A 117 ON THE ASVAB
LOL... out of a 99 good job. I got 84
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Old 07-27-2006, 10:01 PM   #102
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LOL... out of a 99 good job. I got 84
dont know what asvab you took....oh, they must have lied to you....make you feel smart.......its ok..........u is smarts
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Old 07-27-2006, 10:05 PM   #103
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who knows, they made have lied to me
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Old 07-27-2006, 10:09 PM   #104
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I was in the Marines. Four years in the infantry. Net, net, a great experience which I do not regret.

If you truly did score well on the ASVAB (if that is still what they are using) I would suggest looking into the nuke sub program. It will require a lot of maturity, hard work, a lot of learning, but could really be rewarding both financially via bonuses while in and potentially a lucrative career once you are out.

What you will get out of the military will depend on what you want to get out of it and what you are willing to put into it, not really any different that most things in life, which is why it can be a great experience. Obviously there are things about the military that are different than civiallian life, but it depends a LOT on what your particular job in the military is. Some jobs are nearly identical to working in the civillian world, while others have few if any correlations to jobs on the outside.

Travel can be great, but again, it can also suck. I believe the Army is doing one year tours in Iraq and Marines are 7 months, in any case I can't imagine too many of them are enjoying that little adventure. Travel will also depend a lot on what your job (MOS) is. I don't know, but I would imagine being on a nuke sub would take you to some pretty interesting places during your tour of duty.

There are plenty of shitheads in the military, just like there are out here. You can choose to become one of them, or do some maturing, find out want you want and take advantage of the opportunity to gain some responsibility. I think that is where a lot of the advantage the military lies, in giving young people the opportunity to earn responsibility. Of course the education benefits the military offers for college is an outstanding benefit.

Good luck with your decision.
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dont know what asvab you took....oh, they must have lied to you....make you feel smart.......its ok..........u is smarts
nah, it's just scored differently with different braches. That is my Armed Forces Qualifying Test score. Army has a different way of doing it I think. It really doesn't matter too much once you are in and have a career choice picked out anyway.
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they may have lied to me, they told me a score of 110, and i could get just about any job i want....just about
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dont matter, still got what i wanted
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Ok I was in the Navy for 7 years, what ya wanna know heh
Lol tell me everything shoot what rank u reach did u do officer school what was ure field that was asssaigned to you and what did you end up doing were did you get to go ?? for starters :icon_bigg
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AF is great. The job i have, i can go to any AF base that exist. I would not change a thing.
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I think it's really stupid when military people or ex military people have a match about what branch is better.....

They are all different and good in their own ways... now get the **** over it.
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Like stated above GET YOUR "A" School in writing! Operations Specialist is what I was and we didn't work IN port, was off of the boat every day at noon for liberty! Job is exciting and requires a secret clearance. We know where we're going, and all the intelligence that is good to know. In a foreign port you are one of the first off of the boat, and lots of time off. I would also definitely get stationed overseas if I were you. There are more ports that you will hit and more sights to see. Besides you live in the states. Pay is much higher in an overseas assignment too. And for another side note.... foreign girls are much more interested in Americans than american women. No offense ladies.
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Im kinda interested in cryptology looks kool
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Like stated above GET YOUR "A" School in writing! Operations Specialist is what I was and we didn't work IN port, was off of the boat every day at noon for liberty! Job is exciting and requires a secret clearance. We know where we're going, and all the intelligence that is good to know. In a foreign port you are one of the first off of the boat, and lots of time off. I would also definitely get stationed overseas if I were you. There are more ports that you will hit and more sights to see. Besides you live in the states. Pay is much higher in an overseas assignment too. And for another side note.... foreign girls are much more interested in Americans than american women. No offense ladies.


Secret security clearance isn't really anything to brag about.. :laughing6

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Mentioned my 2 bro-in-laws are in the navy. they both are also into cryptology.
One just went BACK to hawaii, or however u spell the place.
They also have a buddy program where u and a bud can enlist together and stay satationed together. something like that.
My 02 about the differant branches are that army and marines have alot of grunt stuff. where navy and airforce are more career oriented branches.
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Secret security clearance isn't really anything to brag about.. :laughing6

I don't know I found out several years after that the government had sent 2 guys to visit my best friend thru my early high school years and talked to him about me.
They would not tell him why the questions tho. he thought maybe i was maybe a felon or something.
anything will help u in later years with a new career.
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Mentioned my 2 bro-in-laws are in the navy. they both are also into cryptology.
One just went BACK to hawaii, or however u spell the place.
They also have a buddy program where u and a bud can enlist together and stay satationed together. something like that.
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Did they get interperative ? or another field off crypt?
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blah blah blah...once again another thread that has gone through 20+ subjects...YAWN!!!
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Did they get interperative ? or another field off crypt?
Interperative? You mean the diff branches of Cryptologists? Operators, technicians and Linguistics(Foreign languages a plus.) On our mission we had all 3 kinds of folk, there may be more fields. I figure when they do their 8 year commitment(4 active + 4 reserve, the lucky who end up getting called back at times like these) they sometimes move on to being civilians military orientented consultants/contractors or other wonderfull things. The crypto-techs on our boat went on 2 weeks before our deployment and got off THE day we landed at our liberty port, cannot remember when the secret folks came to reposes their equipment from the radio room.
Even if the crypto field is so full they don't offer it to you, there are other intelligence related fields, and other paperwork oriented fields that actually might help you stay homebound, administrative, who work on the deluge of bases, the lovers of red tape.

ASVAP is important in all branches, the key to getting which field you want. Research on the job types is great before you wheel and deal what job you want to get when they chat with you at the ole MEPS station downtown. Just remember, think for yourself, don't let them talk you into anything. You are not obligated to ANYTHING before you sign your name on that little dotted line, then you head for the boot camp in whichever branch you go to.
Don't rush into it, big mistake, one I made. Hated the job i got stuck with and would have liked the one they wanted to give me much better. I volunteered for Submarine service so they offered a diff type of job. Good luck with your choice and feel free to ask any of us questions, before you get your lovely hat of hair shaved off ROFL.
P.S. I don't look at importance of all the branches as any competition. Each is usefull in its own way, why else would there be so many??
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before you get your lovely hat of hair shaved off ROFL.
P.S. I don't look at importance of all the branches as any competition. Each is usefull in its own way, why else would there be so many??
man i remember that.
"heel-to-toe"
seems i rmember it took 20 seconds to have your head shaved.

remember the first day. standing alongside a bunk and the DI yelling at us.
"No matter WHERE u go do not leave without this book. You go to the latrene u had better have this book with you. Now fall out".
And swear to there would be 5 outa the maybe 50 would then doubletime outside leaving that book on the bunk. Good first impresion.
If u get picked out at first for whatever u WILL be made an example of the whole time u are there.
Just LISTEN to what they say.
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I was in the NAVY so you must forgive my ignorance. We did get to carry around a book, but a cantine, yes indeed, and it was always to be full. That was the last time I saw a cantine.
As far as being made an example of, that was up to our Commanding Petty Officers judgement, equivalent of a Drill Instructor. When one person goofed up, we all paid for it at as a group . That way he never did the hard work himself. If somebody needed to be put in line or pushed out of our squad, or whatever we called it, the motivated would help him out:eh: . Kind of the one for all and all for one theory, which helps out alot, wether on a huge or small boat, get alot more done when everybody helps, good or bad, the boat was not just the thing we sailed on, but was also the crew itself.
Yeah I had some good memories and headaches from those days, but I am no good example of an advocate. I got out early so I missed out on the G.I. Bill and the Navy College fund, but still am qualified for the Hazlewood Act which actually is pretty darn usefull, if I go back to school and add on to my 6 creds. Long story though it seems every time I type something in any forum it turns into an banter full of an essay.

From what I am seeing, it seems Elemental2 seems a little in a rush. I hope he slows down a bit and takes in a quick breath to think about it a little. He needs some sit-down time with somebody who has been there and must hear the good and the bad of a military obligation. Sign your name on the dotted line and find out that you signed your life over to them later on. Not the best first impressions when you are learning something new.
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