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December 27th, 2008   #21
FULLMETALJACKET
 
 
and also more realistic.


 
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April 18th, 2012   #22
touareg
 
 
Hello to everybody, in resume, i want to join the US military, i only have a studient visa F-1, can i join with that?
If i can join, which degree is better for a military carreer, nurse science or linguistic (arabic)?
I speak french and spanish too.

Thanks.
 
April 6th, 2013   #23
Steel Eagle
 
 

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If I own a green card and I've done BBA and MBA could I join U.S Marine
 
September 2nd, 2014   #24
zjwayne
 

Hello guys FIRST THING i'm Belizean and i just want some feedback on how i can get a recruiter like asap. I'm Pretty much fit, i can shoot, run, got a lil training from a British veteran and im interested to fight in any of the US armed forces..

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September 2nd, 2014   #25
brinktk
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by zjwayne
Hello guys FIRST THING i'm Belizean and i just want some feedback on how i can get a recruiter like asap. I'm Pretty much fit, i can shoot, run, got a lil training from a British veteran and im interested to fight in any of the US armed forces..
Do you have a green card?
 
September 2nd, 2014   #26
Kesse81
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by zjwayne
Hello guys FIRST THING i'm Belizean and i just want some feedback on how i can get a recruiter like asap. I'm Pretty much fit, i can shoot, run, got a lil training from a British veteran and im interested to fight in any of the US armed forces..
You just wanna fight - are you sure you have it all well thought out?


To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself.
 
September 2nd, 2014   #27
brinktk
 
 
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Originally Posted by Kesse81
You just wanna fight - are you sure you have it all well thought out?
I've found trying to talk the piss and vinegar out of these kids is almost pointless. Almost all of them think they're Rambo and indeed have it figured out...until they find themselves in a TIC and realize exactly what they've gotten themselves into...
 
September 2nd, 2014   #28
Kesse81
 
Young people are not thinking about the long-term consequences.

I often feel, that being a soldier is a misunderstood profession. When I ask young people; whatīs the soldierīs job? Most will answer - to kill the enemy.

Then I tell them, that modern soldiers are no longer just trained for battlefield combats, but for peace enforcement, peace keeping, rebuilding, stabilization, and highly complex logistics. Heīs more like a multitasking civil servant despite the fact that he is wearing a uniform and using different tools to do his job. Of course, the primary function of a soldier still is to fight with weapons and to defend his country and the system he has obliged himself to, and thatīs not an easy job at all.

Being exposed to threats for physical and psychological health, soldiers are more vulnerable to mental and physical harms than any non-military profession in modern life. Looking at a soldierīs personal commitment – no matter from which country or in which war zone he has been deployed to – it is all a matter of personal sacrifice, long-term separation from the family, and 24/7 danger for his own life. Itīs not all fun and games.

But itīs difficult to get that message through.
 
September 2nd, 2014   #29
brinktk
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kesse81
Young people are not thinking about the long-term consequences.

I often feel, that being a soldier is a misunderstood profession. When I ask young people; whatīs the soldierīs job? Most will answer - to kill the enemy.

Then I tell them, that modern soldiers are no longer just trained for battlefield combats, but for peace enforcement, peace keeping, rebuilding, stabilization, and highly complex logistics. Heīs more like a multitasking civil servant despite the fact that he is wearing a uniform and using different tools to do his job. Of course, the primary function of a soldier still is to fight with weapons and to defend his country and the system he has obliged himself to, and thatīs not an easy job at all.

Being exposed to threats for physical and psychological health, soldiers are more vulnerable to mental and physical harms than any non-military profession in modern life. Looking at a soldierīs personal commitment – no matter from which country or in which war zone he has been deployed to – it is all a matter of personal sacrifice, long-term separation from the family, and 24/7 danger for his own life. Itīs not all fun and games.

But itīs difficult to get that message through.
Absolutely. I've tried to explain to the uninitiated what it is all about...mostly to no avail. Now I just focus on training the ones under my sphere of influence so they act when they're supposed to, as opposed to thinking about too much and then getting themselves hurt or killed, or worse yet, someone else hurt or killed. After they have a significant emotional event, they'll quickly realize the value of my teaching and actions and then we can really get to the nuts and bolts of what it is to be a professional soldier.

I've run into young kids who talk a big game many times. When I was younger, I used to tell them to shut up and be carefull what they wished for...now, I simply start them out carrying a ruck and tell them "don't fall out and stay at my pace". They usually become very uncomfortable fairly quickly, if not, I just keep going. Once we get to the end point and they think they're getting picked up by trans, I tell them to ruck up again...we now have to walk back....again, stay at my pace and don't fall out. It quickly dawns on them that being a soldier all of a sudden is going to be harder than they thought and I don't have to talk as much. It is the first lesson in what I call "embracing the suck 101".
 
September 2nd, 2014   #30
Kesse81
 

Maybe I should try that tactic.
 



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