MIL ARMY as a career questions?

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  1. eWRXshun

    eWRXshun hai

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    i'm interested in going army after college as an officer and making a 20 or 25yr career out of it.

    one problem though:

    i am allergic to dairy.

    are there rules against people w/ allergies such as mine from joining a branch of the armed services?
     
  2. Rodthrower18

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    Wow u actually had a unique question :bigthumb: I dont hace an answer offhand but ill look for one.
     
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    no MRE dairy shake for you, damn those shits are good too
     
  4. eWRXshun

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    it was something like this that brought the question about.

    limited foodstuffs that i can eat, some medicines are dairy based.

    i don't exactly consider my allergy serious as all it does is make my left elbow itch (yeah i know :rofl: ). i eat things w/ dairy every now and then and depending on the amt. in it, i'm not bothered. mashed potatoes don't really bother me, things cooked w/ butter either. but a pizza loaded w/ cheese will have me scratching for days.
     
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    I'm in the same boat, except that instead of an itchy elbow, my throat swells up and becomes quite uncomfortable. Does a military diet consist of much dairy?
     
  6. evan2

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    lol get some itch cream and eat a pizza, one of lifes best things
    a good ny pizza.. if you never been to ny then you dont know so the thought eludes you

    but i dont think you will have any issues, i mean as long as you can still eat chow you do get a selection
    idk about army but AF basic we did get to pick what we did and didnt want.. you drink water with your meals, i dont eat eggs anyhow

    and i always made it through.. though sucks if you cant drink milk.. yummmy
     
  7. evan2

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    they dont make you eat anything you dont want, its up to you
     
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    I dont see why it should be much of a problem. Atleast you know you want and you are still willing to make the ARMY a career. Way to many people come in and decide its not for them and magiclly get hurt or go crazy.

    Just tell the recruiter the deal and everything should be cool.
     
  9. eWRXshun

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    lol, that's my reaction. sure as fuck beats having my dick blister or something.

    that's all that's happened to me is my left elbow itches and kind of rashes up. the allergy does exist, i've been scratch tested on my back and all that stuff.

    used to be so allergic to milk that veal would make me break out and my face would swell just because it is milk fed. i seem to have outgrown it some but i'm not going to test it by pouring some half and half down my throat and seeing what happens.
     
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    for as long as i can remember (i'm 19) i've wanted a military career of one form or another.

    LSU offers Army ROTC. i'm planning on going in for the spring but not going for a scholarship. that way i'm not obligated to be commissioned and put in time if i decide to go to law school (like i originally intended) and then go in as an officer, only putting in 4 years, and practicing law in the civie world.

    OCS is open to all college graduates, right? what i mean is, right now i'm a history major. will a B.A. in history be enough to go the OCS route if i stipulate it or will i need a degree in a field more technical like an engineering degree or medical/law?

    if i wash out of OCS, does that mean i'm discharged or am i required to fulfill time as an enlisted soldier?
     
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    also, any suggestions as to what "specialty" i should go for in the army?

    my hobbies are racing automobiles (SCCA solo II autox and road course racing, no 1/4mi or "street racing" junk) so i'm interested in the mechanics behind making a piece of machinery move under its own power and turn w/ some agility and i shoot rifles. have a nat'l match M1A that i try to better my marksmanship with, gradually working my way to 600yds so i can shoot NRA hi-power matches.

    are officers allowed into the marksmanship/scout-sniper program? or has that field fallen primarily to the USMC as it was during vietnam?

    how is army aviation? helicopter pilot, something that can be useful after i retire from the service?

    armor? keeping w/ the "automobile" theme...

    if i go a track that doesn't seem like it'd be usefull in the civvie world, i'll probably get some sort of teaching degree (if i can) while in so i can put my history B.A. to use teaching high school am. hist or something along those lines.
     
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    the MRE dairy shake is greatness :)


    we had a guy in BCT that was allergic to freshly cut grass.
    it shouldnt be a problem for dairy as you can avoid that much easier


    if you want to be a pilot...go warrant officer. my roomie at ocs was a warrant (piloted long bow apaches) and encouraged anyone with the slightest interest in flying to give it a shot.

    i tihnk when you get to CW3 you can get an automatic lieutenant's
    commission (at least something like that is in the works)

    the branch manager for infantry told us if you had enough time after OBC and ranger school...you could possibly get a sniper's slot.


    edit: from my short time in the army, i would choose something that is not my hobby. when it becomes your job you find ways to hate it and the army is good at making you hate things you used to like :)
     
  13. Nixstress

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    That degree will be fine to go to OCS. The following is a post made by Kazimer in another thread and should answer your question about OCS as well.
     
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    also to answer another part of your question.
    if you "enlist" with the OCS option, you are obligated to serve 3 years active duty. if you fail out of 1 OCS class you will most likely be recycled to another in an aim to fix your deficiency. i think you get up to 3 recycles if you are game to put up with that shit over and over again.

    if you completely fail out...you will be redesignated a new MOS at the needs of the ARMY and sent to the next AIT class. Also you will lose your promotion to E-5 and go back down to specialist since you would have a 4 year degree.
     
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    any other reccomendations as to what specialty?
     

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