I have passed assessment day!




 
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Boots
 
May 3rd, 2005  
Kilgore
 

Topic: I have passed assessment day!


Good news everyone!

Assessment day went well for me (Most important day for recruitment). It was long and tiring, but worth it. The first thing was a medical assessment, where they measured height, weight, test sight, hearing and so forth. But when i met a doctor, things felt degrading. The cough treatment was something that felt odd to go through but what was the weirdest thing was that i had to 'waddle' like a duck in my underwear. I believe it was to test my leg strength and such. Speaking of leg strength, there seems to be a complication. It was something i didn't notice until now, but didn't worry me, however the doctor was concerned. The doctor moved my left leg up and down when i was lying on a bed. For some reason my hip always makes a clicking noise when that is done. Unfortunatly i was told to see a Orthopedic civilian doctor just to check it out (A civilian one). He told me its likely nothing bad since it doesn't hurt, nethertheless he wants to be sure that its nothing that would degrade performance in the military.

The psychology examination was straight forward, nothing went wrong, just some simple questions about family and being away from them. What i found funny is when the defence interviewer who is a warrant officer walked into the room where all the recruits, including me were and yelled out loud "alright, who is the armour enthusiast here"? I just placed my hand high in the air and said "That will be me" with a smile. The interview went well, just he wanted me to be a little more direct with questions. Overall he was satisfied with what i have said and recommended me into all three preferences in the army, which are M113 crewman, ASLAV Crewman and Leopard MBT crewman. So at the end, i walked with him to the reception and everyone congratulated me there.

Im pleased that everything went well but its annoying how i have to see some specialist for bone joints.
May 3rd, 2005  
chewie_nz
 
well done kilgore.


so i guess we can expect you in the armoured fist that will lead the invasion of NZ?
May 3rd, 2005  
Kilgore
 
thanks, lol you betcha.
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May 3rd, 2005  
chewie_nz
 
sweet...i'll be on the beach with....well, what ever we have left hahahahahaha
May 3rd, 2005  
Bory
 
 
Good on Ya Kilgore
May 3rd, 2005  
MontyB
 
 
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Originally Posted by chewie_nz
sweet...i'll be on the beach with....well, what ever we have left hahahahahaha
I will bring the BBQ and a few beers if it will help.

No point in going to a beach without the essentials.
May 3rd, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
Congratulations on that!
Funny thing was our equivilent of that physical was taken in FEBRUARY. It's friggin' may now. lol. Well I took the 2nd physical over a month ago... results pending to the end of this month.
May 3rd, 2005  
AFSteliga
 
 
Good to hear, Kilgore.
May 3rd, 2005  
Locke
 
 
awesome, well done mate!!
May 3rd, 2005  
AussieNick
 
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Overall he was satisfied with what i have said and recommended me into all three preferences in the army, which are M113 crewman, ASLAV Crewman and Leopard MBT crewman.
Might want to ammend that to Abrams crewman. Remember the leopards are being mothballed as we speak.