MIL Army enlistment lengths vs. Jobs available?

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  1. Wolf

    Wolf No one plans to take the path that brings you lowe

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    Where can I get information about the length of enlistment required for various Army jobs?

    My dad is pushing me to enlist for something like
    Network Switching Systems Operator/Maintainer (25F)
    http://www.goarmy.com/JobDetail.do?id=68

    or

    Information Technology Specialist (25B)
    http://www.goarmy.com/JobDetail.do?id=213

    Are either of these two roles available with just a 2yr enlistment term, or is 4yrs reqd for anything non-infantryish? :noes:

    goarmy.com conveniently doesn't mention enlistment lengths. :run:
     
  2. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    Do 4 year so you can get full GIBill benefits.
    It is faster than you think.
     
  3. Julius

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    I believe 25B requires a 6 year commitment (it did three years ago, may have changed now) and 25F may go as low as 3 years. If you're taking the 25F route, I would strongly suggest you look into 25N (http://www.goarmy.com/JobDetail.do?id=368) instead. It deals with newer and more relevant commercial equipment.

    I wasn't able to find the contract lengths until I went to MEPS. Your recruiter may be able to call ahead of time and figure those lengths out, though.
     
  4. The Militant

    The Militant THE FUTURE

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    you can go combat engineer for 18 months?
     
  5. Wolf

    Wolf No one plans to take the path that brings you lowe

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    I'd prefer a non-combat role. Less chance of deathification and/or stop-loss. :noes:
     
  6. The Weasel

    The Weasel Lakers, Packers, Flyers, Backpacking, Halo Crew OT Supporter

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    Depends on what your company/battalion have you do. I was a 25B. I never deployed. :fawk:. But a lot of the people I knew from school were, and most would be in AC tents all day with the equipment hanging out. Few people would be out in the action, though.

    I am pretty sure it is still a 6 year commitment. But as Julius said, 25N is a more up-to-date MOS. Many 25Bs have re-classed to it.
     
  7. Drunk Bastard Audio

    Drunk Bastard Audio New Member

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    non-"combat" MOS's get stop lossed too. as well, it's just not 11B's suffering casualties....so you might want to re-evaluate why you want to join.
     
  8. Wolf

    Wolf No one plans to take the path that brings you lowe

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    Avoid jail time, mainly. :noes:
     
  9. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    25B > 25F, but both can set you up for a good civilian career.
     
  10. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Just another dirtbag looking for an easy ride, go serve your jail time.
     
  11. Blackfox

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    fuck you man. I know they probably don't even say this at basic anymore but, every soldier is a rifleman first. You are what is wrong with the new soldiers coming into the Army.
     
  12. Burrito10

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    like the coke dealers ? :mamoru:
     
  13. The Weasel

    The Weasel Lakers, Packers, Flyers, Backpacking, Halo Crew OT Supporter

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    :werd: Look at me. Just got out....making 45k a year...didn't even make a resume..just told them I was a 25B....:rofl:
     
  14. Blackfox

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    dude if you are talking about that new soldier I got.... we went on leave and that guy never came back when he was supposed to. Well right before I left work on Friday my XO was saying that someone with his name from where he was from had killed himself. Haven't gotten anything back yet, but crazy...!
     
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    :eek3: holy shit dude. maybe he was a coke dealer? well, sorry for your loss i guess.:noes: did he ever straighten up or what? you get my pm?
     
  16. Twisted STi

    Twisted STi All wheel or no wheel OT Supporter

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    yeah and there are plenty of people who (for one reason or another) wish to serve their country without being in a combat role. I was tought that every Marine is a rifleman first, but I sure as shit enlisted in an MOS that I didn't believe would be a front line ground pounder. I don't think there is anything wrong with the thread starter is asking and I also believe that you are a douche for your ignorant ass comment.

    Wolf: I'd ask your recruiter for more information in regards to your question.
     
  17. CDQ109

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    ya...'I want to join the Army but I want to pick a job that has very little chance of dying.' ....'Fuck you man.'

    That's some great maturity. Too bad everyone who joins the Army doesn't have the same mentality as you.
     
  18. Wolf

    Wolf No one plans to take the path that brings you lowe

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    :rolleyes: :hsugh:

    It's called having a sense of self-preservation.

    Thx much. :wavey:

    Thx. My dad was the one who'd mentioned the 25F MOS, since I'm kinda a 'networking guy' rather than straight IT. Will axe recruiterman about the differences.
     
  19. Julius

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    I mean, it's cool being in commo for the career aspect. The only downside is that I have no feeling of "making a difference"
     
  20. Wolf

    Wolf No one plans to take the path that brings you lowe

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    I'm just thinking of joining for the training/experience aspects. I try to 'make a difference' enough in my daily life. :hsd:
     
  21. Wolf

    Wolf No one plans to take the path that brings you lowe

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    Since I don't have a 4yr degree, I'd be an enlisted soldier.... how does one go from enlisted to officer? Are we talking officer training school? Difference between warrant officer and commisioned officer?
     
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    a lot of those answers to those questions can be found at www.about.com
     

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