USMC or ARMY?




 
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July 17th, 2012  
CoreX259
 

Topic: USMC or ARMY?


Hey, my name's Ryan and I am 19 years old. Tried the whole college scene and finished 1 year with 24 college credits accrued. I don't think college is for me right now, I feel so unchallenged and like I need a higher purpose and dedication in my life. I look towards the Marines and the Army. I come from a military family, with family in the USAF and the US Navy. Now, I have done countless hours of research, I mean weeks and weeks, talked to recruiters etc, but I am so stuck on a decision so I am hoping from informed opinions from current or retired marines or army members. The MOS's I am interested in the most is Either a Sniper for the Army or a Scout Sniper for the USMC Then again I also am looking for something really really challenging and something that will give me much discipline in my life and a great sense of pride and confidence and will carry myself very highly and being a part of a brotherhood for an eternity. Other MOS's I am interested in is Combat Engineer, or becoming a Recon Marine or Ranger in the Army. The only thing holding me back mostly would be, the fear of death and getting over the fear of being shot in the head Yes I understand it is a part of the military and it happens but I'm sure others might have shared this fear going in but got over it very quickly once they realized they are there for a higher purpose Any information will help so much! Thanks!
July 17th, 2012  
brinktk
 
 
Search function search function search function!

FOR THE FINAL TIME, BEING A SNIPER IS NOT AN MOS IN THE UNITED STATES ARMY! The rest could be easily accessed by typing in your query and getting the million threads on here that have been dedicated over and over and over to you kids who expect others to do your own research for you.

Come in here with an actual question and then you will get more dialogue...AFTER doing some actual research.
July 17th, 2012  
42RM
 
So the idea of shooting unsuspecting people in the neck appeals to you?
It sounds like you have some romantic notions about being a soldier or a Marine.

Have you spoken with combat veterans about what its really like out there. About being so damn scared that you s*** and piss yourself. The smell of death - a nauseating stench of blood, feces and intestines. The sight of the mutilated corpse when they have been blown up by grenades.

You should think carefully before choosing this path.

And a little advice. Donīt use gun shooting smileys when you make such a post, it makes you look frivolous.
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July 17th, 2012  
03USMC
 
 
I have a sudden urge to ask................................




Is Sniper an MOS in the United States Army...............


July 18th, 2012  
Yossarian
 
 
I can't contain it anymore...

But the 34 minute episode of me laughing water through my nose from reading another one of these bits of impulsive dialouge and it's attached responses grounded in common sense overwhelms me.
August 10th, 2012  
m551sheridan
 
 
I am the new guy here guys but I fear the OP might be one of those *super killer men*, one who has played to many of them new-fangled video games........... we had a guy in Vietnam who could just not wait to shoot someone............ he got his azz blown up for not listening.. didn't kill him but he went home with some big chunks missing... I can almost hear his war story now. We were happy to see him go.... was a real danger to, not the enemy, to US. :O
August 13th, 2014  
Armenian Pride
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 42RM
So the idea of shooting unsuspecting people in the neck appeals to you?
It sounds like you have some romantic notions about being a soldier or a Marine.

Have you spoken with combat veterans about what its really like out there. About being so damn scared that you s*** and piss yourself. The smell of death - a nauseating stench of blood, feces and intestines. The sight of the mutilated corpse when they have been blown up by grenades.

You should think carefully before choosing this path.

And a little advice. Donīt use gun shooting smileys when you make such a post, it makes you look frivolous.

I like the way this person thinks more realistically than most people. This comment makes people rethink their career path in the military. I was talking to a person who used to be in the air force and he gave me a promising goal. He told me to go to college and go through ROTC at the same time. After that, go to the military as an officer. You will have a better experience and more possibilities in the military. You will already have a higher pay grade and the education you get before the military is free. After you retire from the military use that education to get a job out of the military. Long story short, you get a good amount of money and an experience you can't venture through back home. I hope this helps a lot of people who are thinking of enlisting in the military.
August 13th, 2014  
The Highway Man
 
 
I wouldn't believe anything this person tells you, they were banned from the forum for being a fake.
November 27th, 2014  
segeant yost
 
 
What are the pros and cons of army vrs. USMC? I would like to serve as one or the other. Right now I am thinking USMC would be better for me and would be a better way for me personally to serve.
November 27th, 2014  
tetvet
 
There is nothing heroic about getting shot anyone can do it ( this pertains to everyday operations ) , what you would learn in the military is how to avoid getting shot and shooting the other guy instead .
 


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