MIL Choosing MOS V confilict with college

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  1. tubachris85x

    tubachris85x New Member

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    Well here's the deal. Im currently at TCC in tally, and Im an army rotc cadet with florida state. The thing is that I need to get into shape. Im 6'6" tall and about 300 lbs, proportional. However, the hieght and weight/ body mass requirements require me to be at a weight of 223. So I would need to theoretically lose 77lbs of pure fat-by looking at me, I cannot really see more then probably about 50lbs at most of just fat on me.

    So Ive been told that I would sign with a national guard unit, then go to basic during the summer, get into shape, come back, and do PT test and contract with the Army rotc and then be able to finish school.

    The issue Im facing right now is time. From what I gather, the two shortest AIT's is infantry and apparently transportation. Both from what Ive been told and from others that went, you can finish that during summer.

    However, I do not really want to go infantry or transpo, but Ive been thinking combat engineering. Im not 100% sure what MOS I would consider to do right now, but I do know that I want to go through basic.

    Now that the backround is out of the way, my question is, would I be able to go through basic this summer, and then be able to do an AIT next summer? I do not want to take a semester or even a year of classes off.

    Anyone with experience, please help. Thanks
     
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    thekinggovernor OT Supporter

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    plz lose some weight fatty
     
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    gtcrispy New Member

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    post a pic for references kthx.

    can you pass a PT test at 60%?
     
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    tubachris85x New Member

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    Havent taken one yet. I can run two miles roughly just behind 15 mins, but I need to keep working at that. Other then that, I do the sit-ups fine. I do need to work on push ups though. The biggest thing with me is just losing the fat.
     
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    300 lbs and run two miles in 15min? i'd say your an Olympian in disguise.
     
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    Yah I suppose at 6'6" you have some long legs but it is moving at the weight. Can't be good for the joints. 15:15 is the fastest 60% min for age group 17-21. From there you can run a bit slower and still hit 60% so thats good. You certainly don't want to stay there so definetely keep on running and cut some weight. You'll only get faster.
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl: My ass you can run it just behind 15 mins.
     
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    Ah yes correct. I always think of 70% as min...
     
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    Shortest MOS's are Medical Supply and Unit Supply
     
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    why do you need to do basic? I haven't heard of any ROTC programs refusing to contract a willing colelge student.
     
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    tubachris85x New Member

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    Its based on the body mass requirements. I was told that if I was even able to pass the PT test with flying colors, they still couldnt contract me just because of that
     
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    So how does going to basic help? If you go with out a guaranteed contract you still run the risk of not being contracted but stuck with an enlistment.
     
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    egxflash Riding on the Midship Express

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    truth. you wouldn't want that to happen. some recruiters will give you these "options" just to get their numbers.
     

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