About The best path?
|June 22nd, 2008||#1|
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The best path? info
I'm only 16 at the moment and starting my A levels this year but they're mainly just for when I come out of the military. I'm in the ATC at the moment (Air training corps) at the rank of Sargeant and the military is all i've ever wanted to really do.
However, my goal is to enlist do, my training, 2-3 years service and try for specialisation in sniping. The question i'm asking is, which is the best corps for me to enter to achieve this or is there really no difference?
The choices i've looked at so far at
|June 22nd, 2008||#2|
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What citizenships or permanent residencies do you have? Also, which Marines?
Also, Green Berets isn't so much of a choice and as for sniping, just make sure you become a half decent shot first and then when you can shoot high expert without even thinking about it, then think about trying out to be a sniper.
My advice so far:
Forget Green Berets
Forget Special Forces etc etc etc.
Pick a service and an MOS.
Looks like what you want to do is infantry. As for Army or Marines, that's your choice but if you like parachutes, the Marine Corps isn't the place for you. However, if you like the taste of sea water the Marine Corps is the place to go.
And remember that your cadet rank doesn't mean squat.
|June 22nd, 2008||#3|
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Don't worry, I know my cadet rank stands for squat all it gives me is experience.
And i've allready got the decent shot down!
Perhaps not on the standard L95 but on the L98 which is the single shot version.
mmm, i'm probably leaning towards RAF Regiment Gunner to be fair.
Either that or Green Beret, which as one of my dads friends (who's enlisted as a green beret) tells me opens up virtually any combat mechanic you want to do. Including sniping.
and thanks for the reply!
|June 22nd, 2008||#4|
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Are you in the UK? Are you going to join the military there? Just go in the your Royal Marines. I am sure they have a great Sniper program. Maybe even try out for the SAS or something too if your really gung ho and ambitious. If your talking here in this country, the Army and the Corps both have great Snipers.
While your still in school though, make sure you do what can and advance as far as you can with Math related subjects and your English and Grammar subjects as well.
Good Snipers use math related skills for windage and elevation and other things, why not get a heads up on that kind of stuff now? Snipers tend to be an intelligent group. Strong English and Grammar skills will impress commands and they like well rounded hard chargers as their troops. So, make sure you put out the effort in school while your there and it will help you in your military career.
Snipers are an elite breed in my opinion. The training is fun but challenging. It will and they will test your patience. Sitting in place for hours, not being able to move and that sort of stuff. Toilet? Ha, what's that? Do it on yourself. Enjoy.
Anger itself does more harm than the condition which aroused anger.
- Samurai maxim
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|June 22nd, 2008||#5|
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Yehh i'm in the UK
and as for schooling, i've taken all set examinations one year early and allways been top of the class. Most people, including recruiters i've spoken too are urging me away from the military because they say i'm too intelligent.
But meh, that's what I want to do.
And about the SAS, it is a goal. I know the training is hard and the sniper are elite. So yes i'll try for the SAS after some years in, I live for that type of life.
...and who needs toilets when you have cling film!
|June 22nd, 2008||#6|
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If your that smart and still want the military, do your college like the recruiters are probably telling you to do and then go in as an officer if thats a realistic option for you and the family financially.
|June 22nd, 2008||#7|
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yeh, that's also what i've been told. However not what I want to do!
From what i've looked at and found there is no possible avenue of going in as an officer and then going towards sniper, which is my ambition.
I am going to a 6th Form college anyway. I have recently just finished my compulsory education and am staying on for these extra 2 years to obtain my A levels, of which i'm doing 5. (Could be fun. Maybe not ey?) Main reason i'm doing them allthough I don't need them for what I want to do is to show my apptitude and for when I come out of the military when I plan to start up a private security buisness.
|June 22nd, 2008||#8|
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Private security business sounds good. A lot of folks in the field these days. Very competitive. Hard to get your name out there when your new. Folks who utilize such a business tend go on word of mouth as to who is good and who is lousy. Could be successful but will be difficult getting off the ground, make sure you have a lot of stand by funds to make up for the down months while your trying to get the business off the ground. Forget about that for now, after some time in service, growing up some, your ambition most likely will change with your age. By the time your to get out of service, you may want to reenlist by than or even perhaps go to OCS after all if you do well in the enlisted ranks and get some good recommendations.
|June 22nd, 2008||#9|
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Yeh, that good advice, thanks.
Is just nice to have a loose plan to try and stick to. Gives me something to work towards, but obviously like you said, that is the future and things may change before then!
Thanks for the imput.
|June 22nd, 2008||#10|
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You will have to spend a few years in the infantry before you can put in for sniper. They will want to see who you handle your self under fire first, then when THEY think you know what the job is about they put you forward. Also it would be wise not to mention you are looking at moving on into private security as this could restrict the number of courses you will be allowed on. they will not waste time, training and money on some one that is going to move on after a short time
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Last edited by LeEnfield; June 22nd, 2008 at 19:00..
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