how does one go about joining a pmc?




 
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July 17th, 2014  
Minor Itch
 

Topic: how does one go about joining a pmc?


I've been trying to join the military for the past 8 months now, I've tried Navy, Army, Marines, however due to some screw up by a doctor misdiagnosing me with depression, I can't get approved for a physical, even with a 97 on the ASVAB. Problem is, I've wanted to join the military all my life, and the only thing holding me back is the tighter tolerances associated with downsizing our military (United States). I'm SOL unless a conflict kicks up.(If any Military Recruiters want to correct what my army recruiter told me, please do, I want to know my chances)

Is trying to join a PMC as an operator a viable option?

I'm currently scheduled to enter the police academy next winter, If I managed to work my way into the SWAT Teams, would that help with my chances?(I'm 6'4", in better shape than most, no tattoos, no piercings)

any answers would be helpful, especially since I don't know how someone goes about this.
July 17th, 2014  
The Highway Man
 
Sorry bud, I can't help you, I'm not up on the workings of the US military, good luck in your quest though.
July 17th, 2014  
Sevens
 
 
I can't help either, but I'm sure someone here will be able to answer your questions. Best of luck!
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July 17th, 2014  
Sara
 
 
Sorry I can't help you, but good luck with your itch...
July 17th, 2014  
Remington 1858
 
 
Most recruiters want a nice,simple enlistment, " Sign here kid". Your situation is not simple and few recruiters want to be bothered with it. A form has to be sent to the therapist or physician who made the diagnosis. The form will ask whether the condition prevents you from protecting national security. If the answer is no, you can be enlisted, BUT it is very unlikely that you would ever be granted a TOP SECRET security clearance. That will severely limit your career options. Try the National Guard. They have more time to deal with the issue, if they want to.
July 17th, 2014  
brinktk
 
 
As for joining a PMC, most of the reputable ones that aren't going to simply use you as cannon fodder have a very stringent screening process. You will need to have some sort of operational background in the special operations community for at least 10 years to be competitive. Now being a SWAT member would help, but you're looking at 3-4 years as a beat cop...prove yourself...then 7-10 years on a SWAT team in a major city to be taken seriously. Bottom line up front, you've certainly got a ways to go before you can even think of realistically having a shot at working for a PMC.
July 17th, 2014  
Remington 1858
 
 
I second BrinkTK. Former Snake Eaters are working as security guards. There are more than enough qualified applicants for PMC positions.
July 17th, 2014  
muscogeemike
 
I was an Army recruiter a long time ago, but I have recent dealings with Recruiters(trying to bet a nephew in) and what they do now is nothing like what I did. They recruit by committee, not as individuals. If I understand the process this means when you apply the whole team reviews you - so I would think they know what they are talking about.

But then again they made Bergdahl a Sgt. after he deserted so what do I know.

In my day and with your high ASVAB score I think we could have gotten you a waiver, but like I said, they do things different now.
July 18th, 2014  
Sevens
 
 
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Originally Posted by muscogeemike

But then again they made Bergdahl a Sgt. after he deserted so what do I know.
Ah yes. Bergd**che. The biggest fail in some idiot Army recruiter's history. "The Coast Guard kicked you out for mental issues? *shrug* Sign here. Welcome to the Army!" -_-
July 18th, 2014  
muscogeemike
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sevens
Ah yes. Bergd**che. The biggest fail in some idiot Army recruiter's history. "The Coast Guard kicked you out for mental issues? *shrug* Sign here. Welcome to the Army!" -_-
I loved the Army - but as I came to realize - the Army will never love me.

To look back and remember all the petty, bureaucratic, and PC crap is astonishing. Even in Spec. Opís there was far too much of it and Recruiting was absolutely ridiculous!

I choose (hope) to believe the Army will do the right thing with Bergdahl, it is clear to most of us that he deserves prison - at least.
 


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