MIL Done and done.

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  1. KilgoreTrout19D

    KilgoreTrout19D New Member

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    So I've been out of the Army since June now. I don't miss it to much. I miss the friends and being a Cav Scout, but that's about it. Thankfuly I have school and just got a new job. So there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

    Anyone else just get out and having success? I know there are a lot of Veterans out there that think they can't make it in the civilian world. Don't lose hope though. There are plenty of things waiting for you.
     
  2. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    I didn't have a problem "making it" in the civilian world, I just hated being a civilian. Much happier being in the military.
     
  3. whitecouch

    whitecouch spendin' our golden years in OT Supporter

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    Same here but moreso being done with being a crew chief.:hs:
     
  4. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    You will miss it more down the road.

    You will make much more money in civilian life, but you will never have what you had in the military.
     
  5. KilgoreTrout19D

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    Money isn't the issue and it never was. I left the Army because I didn't like how things were changing. I also felt that there was no way to escape the worthless leadership portrayed by certain individuals.

    I think the main reason I left, is because I don't believe in fighting for the certain causes going on in the world today. Plus it was time to just move on, I want to experience something new.

    True I might not have "what I had in the military" ever again. But I think that is what is so nice about it, now that I think back on my time in service. Now is the chance to put all of those experiences to use. Maybe it will be through leadership or just self motivation.
     
  6. teep

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    For those of you that want out would you mind saying why? I'm real curious because right now I really want in.
     
  7. whitecouch

    whitecouch spendin' our golden years in OT Supporter

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    I don't even know where to start. I have some of the closest friends I could ever want but I had that before I came in. Honestly I work too damn hard and never see anything from it. My job blows. I know a lot of people who have more rewarding jobs and really enjoy their time in the military. Whatever you do if the bottom line says Crew Chief, don't sign.
     
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    all this cant wait to get out and I cant wait to get in
     
  9. whitecouch

    whitecouch spendin' our golden years in OT Supporter

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    your day will come ;)
     
  10. KilgoreTrout19D

    KilgoreTrout19D New Member

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    I don't regret being in the Army one bit. Go in and learn for yourself. Do a couple years if you really want to. Just don't let it get you down.
     
  11. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    I almost went into the Army Reserve as a helicopter crew chief. Being able to spread death and destruction from the door gun, as well as having access to some kickass flight time, were the biggest attractions for me. The only reason why I didn't do it was my memories of working around crew chiefs in the air force. Those guys had the motherfucking never ending job.
     
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    That was my reason for leaving. Things changing too much. I got to my active duty unit (support company in a Special Forces unit). Everybody cool, friendly and the guys in my company welcomed me with open arms. As the time went by (I was there 3.5 years), things changed. As the command and NCO leadership would change, so would the way things were done. It was like we had the "new sherrif in town" treatment every time we got a new 1SG or CO. PT formation was at 0630 and be in the office at 09. Then we'd have an 0845 formation for almost no reason. Lunch would be from 1130 to 1300. Then it changed to 1200 formation and lunch till 1300. Before I could go to the PAC office if I needed to start an allotment or any other personnel issues. Just stop in whenever you had a free moment. Then it was changed to having to go through your section sergeant and they would pass the info up. Often taking 2 days for your request to get to the PAC office. The Colonel passed down a policy that everybody had to take a PT test every 6 months and pass with 60% across the board. A new CO then passed his own policy that record PT tests would be taken quarterly and you must have 70%. If you didn't make 70%, you weren't flagged, but put on the remedial PT program. The unit went from being an enjoyable place to be stationed to something like a living hell. Thats why I left...
     
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    I can only wish I was getting out. :(
     
  14. KilgoreTrout19D

    KilgoreTrout19D New Member

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    That's funny to hear coming from support for SF. One would think that people would be more realistic in such a unit. Things were just as bad down on the combat lines.
     
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    How is this even possible? My fucking head is about to explode. Hearing something like that is a once in a lifetime event.
     

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