MIL Ex-marines,army, etc..

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  1. Spidey_C

    Spidey_C Play to win.

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    Did the training that you all have recieved help you to become a more focused and motivated person outside the armed forces ? Would you have been this motivated had you not gone?
     
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  2. itsnick

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    I'm more confident, a better work ethic, physically fit, disciplined and now I have atleast one possible opportunity for a career (Telecommunications/25F) when I get out.

    Although, now I am more vulgar, discriminating towards those who don't spend any time the military and have gained the knowledge that if I don't like my job, I can always quit. :\

    They always tell you "you get what you put into it". It's true.

    EDIT: Oh, and no, I wouldn't be who I am today if it weren't for the Army.:wtc:
     
  3. Ranger-AO

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

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    There are a lot of companies that either overtly or covertly go after former military when they hire. They know with an absolute certainty that if you received an honorable discharge, you were trained well and that you learned your job and performed to a minimum standard for the duration of your enlistment. That's sometimes a hard thing to prove with civilians, where former employers are frequently afraid to say anything at all for fear of lawsuits.
     
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    Spidey_C Play to win.

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    Thanks for the feedback. :bigthumb:
     
  5. Accord

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    The only people referred to as ex-Marines are those who were dishonorably discharged, if you call a 20 year veteran an ex-Marine he'll get pissed and give you a 30 minute speech about once a Marine, always a Marine... i've made this mistake quite a few times, lol.
     
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    Spidey_C Play to win.

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    I wasn't trying to own anyone.

    I was just letting you know for future reference so you don't get chewed out by a salty Marine from the "old Corps" like I was :).
     
  8. C5Load

    C5Load OT Resident UCLA fanatic

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    I remember seeing an article about the reason that a lot of companies hire military members... "because they always show up on time" :rofl:
     
  9. Killgunner

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    Former Marine.... Former Marine.
     
  10. aphoric

    aphoric Even if god did exist, it would be necessary to ab

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    I would not be where I am today were it not for the Army. They trained me, taught me to learn, taught me discipline, gave me a security clearance, and the experience I needed to do the job I do now. The most satisfying part of my job now is that I get to contribute back to the military in ways that have much greater effect than when I was active duty.
     
  11. kidhero

    kidhero not really a hero, really just a big fat phony

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    how useful was your security clearence? most everyone i know has a secret clearence and i've been told it means nothing since if you touch computer parts you would need it. top secret or yankee white is where it's at.
     
  12. StuDLei

    StuDLei Death before Dishonor

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    I agree with all thats been said and dont really feel the need to add. You get out what you put in. And its definately one of the reasons I am who I am today. It DOES NOT come easy. You will suffer great trials and hardships. especially in the relationship area. People outside of the military "just dont get it" and it WILL PISS YOU THE FUCK OFF.

    okay so i added.

    good luck.
     
  13. aphoric

    aphoric Even if god did exist, it would be necessary to ab

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    I have a TS with 3 special caveats above and beyond... I could get a job with zero skills, but luckily I am a qualified sr. software engineer with a background in communications and electronic intelligence... So, without a degree, I feel I am doing fairly well, been out for 5 years.
     
  14. C5Load

    C5Load OT Resident UCLA fanatic

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    i don't touch computer parts, but I have it. also deals with the intel you are privy to.

    and i'm hoping to haul something that bumps me up to TS before i get out.
     
  15. StuDLei

    StuDLei Death before Dishonor

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    fat chance chair boy
     
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    StuDLei Death before Dishonor

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    sorry i couldnt resist:rofl: :love:
     
  17. C5Load

    C5Load OT Resident UCLA fanatic

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    yeah, since we're never involved in flying Nukes, Classified Weapons platforms, or delivering things to Area 51 :eek3:
     
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    C5Load OT Resident UCLA fanatic

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    i know. it just amazes me that you were able to figure out how to turn on the computer and browse to OT.. you're marine officer material :naughty: :rofl:
     
  19. Accord

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    I was reading on a Marine MSG forum that Lockheed Martin was hiring former Marines with top secret clearances for jobs starting at $75k. No college degree required, no nothing, just an honorable discharge and a current top secret clearance with at least one year left on the initial 5-year term or whatever it's called.
     
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    StuDLei Death before Dishonor

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  21. StuDLei

    StuDLei Death before Dishonor

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    Notice he was hiring Maaarrrriiinnnnneesss.

    congrats on former not ex. :wiggle:
     
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  23. kidhero

    kidhero not really a hero, really just a big fat phony

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    marines love to say that shit but it's just bullshit lance coolie underground crap. you'll be lucky to find a job after cross back into the civilian world. the only high stakes jobs now would contracting to work in iraq rebuilding infrastructure.

    clearances is kind of arbitrary in the military. like c5 said, if you ship something top secret, you have to be cleared for top secret clearence. if you touch radio parts you have to clear for a secret clearance. it doesn't mean much for a majority of the people. and the military will never give you enough occupational training that willl translate into anything useful for the civilian world.

    this post made me sad :wtc:
     
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    mtnbike4522 CelicaTech.com

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    Its made me a much better person on the civilian side
     
  25. itsnick

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    I'm so brainwashed, I'll probably show up 15 minutes early...:hs:
     

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