Joining the Army - Page 2




 
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February 22nd, 2005  
Damien435
 
 
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Originally Posted by OutcastHuman
I had 96th Percentile So they told me I can pretty much do anything I want and I just turned 16 and I took it 4 days ago on the 13th of Feb.
Bleh, one point higher than me. I chose Airborne as my first choice and Infantry as my second, I am on some sort of waiting list for the Airborne because Congress froze all enlistments into the Airborne at the time I signed up as part of some sort of six billion dollar budget cut. And if I had not been accepted as Infantry I would have gone artillery, that was my highest line score, I think it was a 145, something way up there that I could not believe.

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Originally Posted by Vitaly
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Originally Posted by OutcastHuman
I had 96th Percentile So they told me I can pretty much do anything I want and I just turned 16 and I took it 4 days ago on the 13th of Feb.
I took it a few months ago, just to see what I would get in a "practice" run, and got in the 95th percentile. I went and talked to a recruiter and they said the same thing as you (you can do anything you want). Now I'm waiting to be 17 and enlist. Hopefully inf.
What is up with all of us genius' choosing infantry? Why not military intelligence?
February 22nd, 2005  
OutcastHuman
 
Cause we feel its our civic duty to fight? Maybe...? I just know I wouldn't be good at intel plus I want to lead.
February 22nd, 2005  
Damien435
 
 
Yeah, I did not want anything other than Infantry, right there on the ground in the thick of it and you are actually moving, I could not stand a job where I am not allowed to move around somewhat, I am sure the Infantry will keep us busy running around.
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February 22nd, 2005  
OutcastHuman
 
I couldnt stand a desk job it would suck. I need to be active and doing something. Now I just need to decide between airborne and recon.
February 23rd, 2005  
sergeant surf
 
Hi guys I am new...but I definitely have got the scoop on Army life being retired and not to mention I was a Career Counselor for 10 years. Choose what you want to do for 20 or more years. Also my Dad's best advice choose training that can be used on the outside, you may not want a 20 year career. I won't tell you how good or bad Infantry and Recon are I will say you had better see if the recruiter will get you on post to talk to some of those guys and see what life is really like.
February 23rd, 2005  
Vitaly
 
I thought about doing something intel related but I know infantry is the way to go. I think it maybe because I think that it would be what I would be best at and has nothing to do with being smart.
February 23rd, 2005  
Redneck
 
 
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Originally Posted by Vitaly
I thought about doing something intel related but I know infantry is the way to go. I think it maybe because I think that it would be what I would be best at and has nothing to do with being smart.
I think you have another think coming there.
February 23rd, 2005  
Redleg
 
 
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Originally Posted by Redneck
I think you have another think coming there.
Lot of thinking going on here now..

I think that Vitaly should probably rephrase and rethink his post a bit before any Infantry officers and/or soldiers shows up in here and thinks that he should do a bit more thinking before he posts...


Being in the Infantry may not require as much theoretical knowledge/skill as Intel, but I can assure you that in order to be a good infantry soldier you'll need to be pretty quick in your top as well..
February 23rd, 2005  
OutcastHuman
 
Well look at it this way if they have no infantry who is intel going to report to? No one thats why Infantry make the world go round.
February 23rd, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
As a future grunt (as in a few months future), I'd say making the world go round is a bit of an overstatement.
You'll find brains in a lot of places. You can also find idiots everywhere.