About Wanting to be a seal Page 4
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|August 1st, 2008||#32|
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So you're not 18 yet so let's look at your possibilities.
1) Do you have any family or VERY close family friends who are US citizens? You *may* be able to get a permanent residence and perhaps a citizenship if they adopt you. Look into this one because they may have new laws about it making it impossible.
2) Marry a US citizen. It has to be real because new laws have been put in place and they are very good at finding fake ones now. Previously if you said you were married, there wasn't a big fuss. People get married for all kinds of reasons right? Well now even if you're married for real you'll have a HARD time proving it. Right, so you're going to have to get a US citizen woman (or man if gay marriage is legal and recognized in Canada as well) and will have to date her/him for many years before finally marrying and you should have hundreds of pages of paperwork and evidence proving that you are indeed not fake... my brother's getting married (for real) with his girlfriend of 6 years and the government wants more proof. But this may not be as bad for you because you are a Canadian citizen. +1 on the easy part if you're white. Also try not to marry outside of your own race because cases where two Koreans (one non citizen and one US citizen) tried to marry there wasn't much of a fuss. If they are of different race or ethnicity, however, that raises a flag. Yep that's right. The government will tell you this is not a problem, but immigration lawyers will tell you it is a problem.
3) Go to college, get a job through whatever means you can. I am not sure about laws governing Canadians working in the US, but for the rest of the world, that means getting an H1B work visa. Getting a H1B visa works as follows:
a) You send your resume to a US company and they agree to hire you.
b) They sponsor you for an H1B through an immigration attorney.
c) When March rolls around, the attorney will file hundreds of pages worth of paperwork and submit it to the government.
d) The quota of H1Bs are picked out of a lottery. Your odds of being picked are less than 20%.
e) You have to wait until October rolls around before your H1B is effective.
f) You work at your company for 5 years. You may switch companies but I am not sure what effect that would have on your permanent residency bid.
g) You apply for a permanent residency.
h) If you get it (hope you didn't fight, speed, park in the wrong section of the road during those five years...) you can apply to join the US Navy.
When you get because you are not a citizen, your choice of MOS will be very limited. This is especially true in the Air Force and Navy where there is a lot of information sensitive MOS around. All the "cool" jobs will also be limited to citizens.
You can apparently apply for citizenship right after you have finished either boot camp or MOS school but the process time can take anywhere up to three years.
Kid, even in a good case scenario, unless you can pull off the whole getting adopted thing, you're going to try and be a SEAL at 30.
Last edited by A Can of Man; August 1st, 2008 at 06:31..
|August 1st, 2008||#33|
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Right on Redneck.... Be happy about the country that has raised you, and fight for it, not for another because of the glam factor. Just because the SEALS seem to be the gucci be all and end all of war fighting, they aren't... Look closer to home and I'm sure you'll find more than enough challenges, enough job satisfaction, enough patriotism and enough chances to have somebody you can't even see shoot at you.
But what ever you do, don't go into it thinking that you'll become SF. Just being a grunt will probably be the biggest challenge of your life.
|August 1st, 2008||#34|
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Or in my case where I can't fight for the people/community I was raised in and I have to serve in a country where I am foreign in all but paperwork!
At least my country of citizenship has a military worth half a damn.
|August 1st, 2008||#35|
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Canada has a good, strong military as well. They are wonderful allies. You could help us a lot there, being good for our sister country's military. For now, Seals, Rambo, Pvt. Pyle, all of that stuff, don't worry bout it. Concentrate on school now and your future will be fine.
Anger itself does more harm than the condition which aroused anger.
- Samurai maxim
|August 1st, 2008||#36|
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i was just looking around and though about the JTF2 they do the same missions and since they are the best for canada i am sure they got some of the better stuff in the military so i will join the canadian navy i belive and work my ass of just to go for training with the JTF2 i hope i can do the same kind of work as a seal would in there.
|August 1st, 2008||#37|
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Good to hear that you're thinking of sticking with the CF.
Just so you know, though. You can be any trade in the entirity of the CF and still be able to apply to JTF2 as an assaulter. It's not Navy only like the SEALs are.
However, if you really want to go Navy, I suggest becoming a member of the Ship's Boarding Party when you get your first posting to a ship (which could be anywhere from a few months to a year or so, trade dependent). That'll give you a reasonable idea of what Special Operations are like.
Had I remainded in the Navy, I was planning on doing the same...minus the application for JTF2 later on.
MCpl K. Steliga
Wing Operations/Air Traffic Control
14 Wing Greenwood
Royal Canadian Air Force
Per ardua ad astra
|August 1st, 2008||#38|
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I agree with AikiRooster, focus on the short term right now. Worry more about the bridges you have to cross now before the ones you have to cross much later. The nearer target is the more pressing.
Qui tacet consentire.
Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.
Nec Aspera Terrent.
Vir sapit qui pauca loquitur.
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