Facts Only, NOT Fiction! - EVERYONE READ HERE BEFORE POSTING - Page 4




 
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April 3rd, 2010  
Gershon
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SGT Long
Just for sake of reference, From 2008-last month, I:

1) Served as a retention NCO for my Battery.

2) Worked as a Supply SGT within a BCT (Basic Training) Battery at FT Sill, OK.

Might not know everything and policies change on a regular basis. However, if anyone has any questions, I'll be happy to help out.
it is glad meeting you
i will like know if it is possible for me to join the army if i am from ghana
thank you
April 5th, 2010  
SGT Long
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gershon
it is glad meeting you
i will like know if it is possible for me to join the army if i am from ghana
thank you
I've seen guys from Botswana, Ivory Coast, Somalia and Zambia and a couple from South Africa. I dont think Ghana would be a problem. If your currently within the US make sure you have resident alien status and have all your documentation. (birth certificate, shot record, etc)
April 3rd, 2011  
Logan Gustavson
 
Hey guys, I'm new to these forums. I've always been interested in joining the military, since I can remember. I've been conditioning for quite some time and can't wait to join


Anyway, I just wanted to say thanks for these forums! I've read through this part of the forums and it's helped alot I also like discussing war/politics so you'll probably see me in the history forums mostly
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April 5th, 2011  
RealNavy
 
With all due respect, the notion that posts have to be 100% verifiable fact is unsupportable. As the needs of the various services change, so do "the facts," sometimes on a weekly basis. Is the intent of the moderators to have only full-time active duty employees of BUPERS answering the questions here? If so the thread is going to be mighty skimpy and unhelpful.
April 11th, 2011  
AZ_Infantry
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by RealNavy
With all due respect, the notion that posts have to be 100% verifiable fact is unsupportable. As the needs of the various services change, so do "the facts," sometimes on a weekly basis. Is the intent of the moderators to have only full-time active duty employees of BUPERS answering the questions here? If so the thread is going to be mighty skimpy and unhelpful.
Regardless of the verbiage, the context of the intent is clear and the original author makes a compelling argument: if you don't know, for a fact, through personal experience, refrain from opining. I agree 100%.

The problem is that far too many people want to jump in and tout as fact something they have heard via third party -- usually meaningless and incorrect drivel -- which can entice an honest member to seek and explore paths that simply aren't going to happen. That embarrasses this entire board - not only does it almost always degenerate into endless bickering and personal attacks, derail the entire thread, and turn off potential board members, it is a blight on the membership base of a military forum to allow false or misleading information to military prospects.

There is an enormous difference between offering an opinion on what your military career was like given your personal perspective and telling someone something you've no clue about regarding enlistment. The former is expected to have a degree of variance from member to member, as we each had different experiences, memories, jobs and units; the latter could lead a young man or a young woman to give up on something they might qualify for or waste their time in unreasonable expectations.

It is good to have preventative measures in place to ensure that questions asked in this area of the forum are answered in a manner in which newer members or those seeking advice on military service can be reasonably assured they are given accurate information.
April 7th, 2014  
JOC
 
 

Topic: US Army


I served and I tend to agree time in service provides valuable insight. Insight is gained by wearing the uniform. I wasn't in combat. However many of my Sargent's and officers were in Vietnam, Korea, WW2.
I have posted on treads since joining with statements based on my studying of military and military related events as well.