which to join? navy seals, army SF, marine recon - Page 4




 
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January 29th, 2005  
RnderSafe
 
 
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Originally Posted by Vitaly
I'm just saying that I will hopefully be able to get the chance to complete different training before attempting SFAS, and that the training hopefully may help me pass. That may or may not help, but in my own personal opinion I would rather complete different training and maybe pick up something useful for succesful completion of SFAS.
And they will, but remember to keep a positive attitude - because in the end, as I said, it's going to be up to how you use those experiences.

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Also, thank you for the info about RIP and Ranger School. I was typing at about 2 am. after a school day starting at 6 am. What I meant is that I do not want to be a part of the reg. but do want to learn the skills of Rangers. Also part of my babble was directly what my recruiter said. I do not know if he understood my goal of not being part of the regiment and he said for me to do RIP. Then get sent to the school. Then do SFAS. Thank you for clearing this up for me. The fact that he didn't understand maybe due to the fact that most of our conversations go on about Inf. OSUT and Abn. because I focus on the base for the pinnacle instead of the pinnacle itself.
Ranger school is an excellent leadership school, make certain you excell at your unit so you have the opportunity to attend.

It is good that you are focusing on your 25m target and not getting too far ahead of yourself.
January 29th, 2005  
Vitaly
 
Yep, thanks for the advise.
January 30th, 2005  
EagleZtrike
 
 
Try to get in what you always really want to be in. Put your best effor and will and you will make it.
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January 30th, 2005  
pseudo_humanic
 
i've been told you go to MEPS before you sign your 18x contract, so ... if the dr. finds something wrong with you physically and the only thing you qualify for is infantry, you can back out (assuming you don't want infantry).

but ... if, in reality, it does not really work that way ...

that would mean you get kicked back to infantry and are still required to serve the 5-6 year contract as an infantryman.

does anyone know how this works ?
January 31st, 2005  
MilidarUSMC
 
 
so what happens if his murmur comes up in the field and they dont know about it. he could have just killed his entire squad, tied up the corpman all b/c he didnt want to tell MEPS about a simple heart murmur that could have been benign in the field w/ a little bit of meds.

what is normal and benign in the civilian sect, can become quite malicious when you get into the rigors of the military. i wouldnt lie to them in MEPS b/c if it is benign you can still get in w/ a waiver.
January 31st, 2005  
pseudo_humanic
 
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Originally Posted by MilidarUSMC
so what happens if his murmur comes up in the field and they dont know about it. he could have just killed his entire squad, tied up the corpman all b/c he didnt want to tell MEPS about a simple heart murmur that could have been benign in the field w/ a little bit of meds.

what is normal and benign in the civilian sect, can become quite malicious when you get into the rigors of the military. i wouldnt lie to them in MEPS b/c if it is benign you can still get in w/ a waiver.
i agree w/ your assessment , however, i HIGHLY doubt that i would require meds ... i live a very active lifestyle ... have been in highly stressful situations in the past, never had heart malfunction ... in past years doctors have commented and said that the heart murmur can no longer be heard, so it is possible that it has disappeared entirely.

does anyone know if you sign your contract for the 4+ year commitment BEFORE or AFTER meps (where i have been told you get your physical) ?

thanks
January 31st, 2005  
Armychef
 
you sign your contract at Meps. And remember you don't have to sign up to go SF you can sign up 11x and do airborne and ranger serve for a while and then after you get E5 go for SF like it should be.
January 31st, 2005  
pseudo_humanic
 
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Originally Posted by Armychef
you sign your contract at Meps. And remember you don't have to sign up to go SF you can sign up 11x and do airborne and ranger serve for a while and then after you get E5 go for SF like it should be.
yeah i just read about that earlier today armychef ... if i do decide to serve i think i will take your advice and approach SF following that route.

i think that would be a more level headed way to do things ... work my way up to it ... plus i would be interested to function in a ranger battalion and see what that would be like.

thanks for the advice
February 8th, 2005  
DavidP
 
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