I just found out about the FFL from one of my buddies that had a couple friends that joined.
My reason? I've been trying to get into the marine corp for a long time and i tackled every obstacle but got into some trouble along the way. No convictions and all not guilty all across the board but i do have a couple pages of misconduct. Problem is the u.s. military is downsizing and these recruiters are constantly giving me the run around and it's been almost half a year. All non convictions and i proved myself innocent. I know felons get accepted and this is b******t.. guess I got ready a bit too late. I do not want to be a reservist.
Funny thing is I'm learning french and was interested in going to Paris and all that. Never heard of FFL until 2 days ago. This seems to be my calling and the challenge im looking for, the self fulfillment im yearning and the discipline im asking for. Correct me if im wrong but what would be better if i can make something of myself and correct my past that is only slightly tainted. And I do got a thing for french girls with those accents :cowb:
now my question is will i be accept? cause from what i can tell they're currently no accepting criminals or felons and im not. I've been getting the run around for more than half a year now constantly in and out the recruiters office. I'm tired of the BS.. not getting any younger.
The military is downsizing but that's no reason to give up. I understand the tug in the gut that you feel is the calling. At the same time if your record is clean then getting in the US military shouldn't be too hard. Do you have a high school diploma? Do you have any physical limitations that could hold you up? It may not be your history at all that's holding you up, it may be something else. At the same time, ALL services can afford to be picky, the FFL can afford to be even more picky. Keep this in mind as you explore your options. If the Marines are giving you the run around and the FFL looks like it may not pan out, There's still the Army. Within the Army there are a lot more oppurtunities to obtain specialty schools like Airborne, Air Assault, Path Finder, Ranger etc. The Army also offers an 11 X-ray contract which would allow you to go to Airborne then the Ranger regiment after successfull completion of Infantry AIT. Just something to think about...(or after a few years in the grunts, you could go to selection and see if you have what it takes to become part of Special Forces)
If you're working on your college why not try for a commission? Either through ROTC or OCS once you have a degree? There's more than one way to skin a cat...
Sounds like you have a fanciful view of military service and have done little actual research.
The legion of today has a long complicated acceptance program designed to weed out the week and unsound before any kind of training begins.
It is for tough guys, but not dilettantes or nut jobs.
On my view, the foreign legion equal crap more or less, the French recruit these mercenary interfere or bully the little countries in Africa.The legion even dare not fight to Vietmanese.