Originally Posted by edgenaka
I have been looking at my options as far as joining the service and due to my juvenile charges the army and the marines have both denied my enlistment one day i was joking around with some friends and one suggested the FFL after doing some research and nobody has much info on them i mean a few things but what my real question is will i still get in with my charges the training i can handle i like pain and to be tested and as far as severing ties for some time i can handle that so i was just wondering does anybody have any legit info personal experience would be the best
I have personal experience and would urge you to re-consider, this is not for you. The Legion is not for people who have "options". Please try to reconsider about making bold statements regarding pain and training you can handle and the like, this is a very serious no looking back engagement in which you face a reasonable expectation of death in the bonds of a foreign service. People with any kind of ties at all or anything going for them in life do not choose this path. The address of Colonel Negrier is still inscribed for all to see who enter, "You are Legionaires and solders who are meant for death and I am sending you where you can die." I do not wish to offend you in any way but your life lies before you and you can put the past behind and resculpt your self into the kind of person you want to be, the military is not the only path to being a decent and productive person. If in the end, you choose this path, you need merely to show up at the recruiting center in France and they will do the rest but trust me, you can better invest five years of your life. regards.
By the way, you do not forfeit your citizenship for serving with the French or with the Israelis or with the British. The people who run afoul of this are those who take up arms against American interests or mis guided private personnel who wind up in the employ of illegal enterprises or who commit crimes while providing security services.