MIL Going up for JSOQ..board tomorrow v. need help

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  1. Cobra Commander

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    Anyone got any tips for me? I found this out on day 3 of my 4 day string of nights and have been up for 24 hours getting ready after my watch for this shit.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
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    Memorizing the Sailor's Creed was alot easier than I thought it was going to be--took me 10 seconds..(haven't recited it in at least 8 mos)


    Sailor's Creed

    I am a United States Sailor.


    I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America and I will obey the orders of those appointed over me.


    I represent the fighting spirit of the Navy and all who have gone before me to defend freedom and democracy around the world.


    I proudly serve my country’s Navy combat team with Honor, Courage and Commitment .


    I am committed to excellence and the fair treatment of all.
     
  3. Julius

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    I'm army, but the following are general guidelines for boards:

    - No "uhs"
    - Only correct an answer if you truly know you fucked up
    - Keep your posture correct at all times
    - Stare at the area between the board members eyes
    - Breathe, try not to get tunnel vision
    - Be confident and fight for your answer if a board member challenges it
    - Learn how to formulate all of your answers into your own words

    We have to recite a 3 paragraph non-commissioned officer creed, the soldier's creed, warrior ethos, the post song, and the army values prior to answering any questions. I'm not sure how you guys do it.
     
  4. Julius

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    beats reciting the creed of the non-commissioned officer.

    No one is more professional than I. I am a Noncommissioned Officer, a leader of soldiers. As a Noncommissioned Officer, I realize that I am a member of a time honored corps, which is known as "The Backbone of the Army". I am proud of the Corps of Noncommissioned Officers and will at all times conduct myself so as to bring credit upon the Corps, the Military Service and my country regardless of the situation in which I find myself. I will not use my grade or position to attain pleasure, profit, or personal safety.


    Competence is my watchword. My two basic responsibilities will always be uppermost in my mind -- accomplishment of my mission and the welfare of my soldiers. I will strive to remain tactically and technically proficient. I am aware of my role as a Noncommissioned Officer. I will fulfill my responsibilities inherent in that role. All soldiers are entitled to outstanding leadership; I will provide that leadership. I know my soldiers and I will always place their needs above my own. I will communicate consistently with my soldiers and never leave them uninformed. I will be fair and impartial when recommending both rewards and punishment.


    Officers of my unit will have maximum time to accomplish their duties; they will not have to accomplish mine. I will earn their respect and confidence as well as that of my soldiers. I will be loyal to those with whom I serve; seniors, peers, and subordinates alike. I will exercise initiative by taking appropriate action in the absence of orders. I will not compromise my integrity, nor my moral courage. I will not forget, nor will I allow my comrades to forget that we are professionals, Noncommissioned Officers, leaders!
     
  5. Cobra Commander

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    Yeah I've been to a board before (12 hour murder board for my warfare pin) but it's been over 3 years since i've stepped into one. I have no idea how this one is going to go.

    I really hope it's not too in depth due to the fact that it is such short notice for me.
     
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    Dude holy fuck, i just looked and check out the army infantry creed...


    [FONT=tahoma, arial, helvetica]I Am The Infantry

    I am the Infantry--Queen of Battle! For two centuries I have kept our Nation safe, Purchasing freedom with my blood. To tyrants, I am the day of reckoning; to the oppressed, the hope for the future. Where the fighting is thick, there am I…I am the Infantry! FOLLOW ME!

    I was there from the beginning, meeting the enemy face to face, will to will. My bleeding feet stained the snow at Valley Forge; my frozen hands pulled Washington across the Delaware. At Yorktown, the sunlight glinted from the sword and I, begrimed…Saw a Nation born. Hardship…And glory I have known. At New Orleans, I fought beyond the hostile hour, showed the fury of my long rifle…and came of age. I am the Infantry! FOLLOW ME!

    Westward I pushed with wagon trains…moved an empire across the plains…extended freedom's borders and tamed the wild frontier. I am the Infantry! FOLLOW ME!

    I was with Scott at Vera Cruz…hunted the guerilla in the mountain passes…and scaled the high plateau. The fighting was done when I ended my march many miles from the old Alamo.
    From Bull Run to Appomattox, I fought and bled. Both Blue and Gray were my colors then. Two masters I served and united them strong…proved that this nation could right a wrong…and long endure. I am the Infantry! FOLLOW ME!

    I led the charge up San Juan Hill…scaled the walls of old Tientsin…and stalked the Moro in the steaming jungle still…always the vanguard, I am the Infantry!

    At Chateau-Thierry, first over the top, then I stood like a rock on the Marne. It was I who cracked the Hindenburg Line…in the Argonne, I broke the Kaiser's spine…and didn't come back 'till it was "over, over there." I am the Infantry! FOLLOW ME!

    A generation older at Bataan, I briefly bowed, but then I vowed to return. Assaulted the African shore…learned my lesson the hard way in the desert sands…pressed my buttons into the beach at Anzio…and bounced into Rome with determination and resolve. I am the Infantry!

    The English channel, stout beach defenses and the hedgerows could not hold me…I broke out at St. Lo, unbent the Bulge…vaulted the Rhine…and swarmed the Heartland. Hitler's dream and the Third Reich were dead.

    In the Pacific, from island to island…hit the beaches and chopped through swamp and jungle…I set the Rising Sun. I am the Infantry!

    In Korea, I gathered my strength around Pusan…swept across the frozen Han…outflanked the Reds at Inchon…and marched to the Yalu. FOLLOW ME!

    In Vietnam, while others turned aside, I fought the longest fight, from the Central Highlands to the South China Sea I patrolled the jungle, the paddies and the sky in the bitter test that belongs to the Infantry. FOLLOW ME!

    Around the world, I stand…ever forward. Over Lebanon's sands, my rifle steady aimed…and calm returned. At Berlin's gates, I scorned the Wall of Shame. I spanned the Caribbean in freedom's cause, answered humanity's call. I trod the streets of Santo Domingo to protect the innocent. In Grenada, I jumped at Salinas, and proclaimed freedom for all. My arms set a Panamanian dictator to flight and once more raised democracy's flag. In the Persian Gulf, I drew the line in the desert, called the tyrant's bluff and restored right and freedom in 100 hours. Duty called, I answered. I am the Infantry! FOLLOW ME!

    My bayonet…on the wings of power… keeps the peace worldwide. And despots, falsely garbed in freedom's mantle, falter…hide. My ally in the paddies and the forest…I teach, I aid, I lead. FOLLOW ME!

    Where brave men fight…there fight I. In freedom's cause…I live, I die. From Concord Bridge to Heartbreak Ridge, from the Arctic to the Mekong, to the Caribbean…the Queen of Battle!
    Always ready…then, now, and forever.

    I am the Infantry! FOLLOW ME!


    :ugh:--it would take me a good while to memorize all of that

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    This is the one we learn

    I am the Infantry.
    I am my country's strength in war,
    her deterrent in peace.
    I am the heart of the fight-
    wherever, whenever.
    I carry America's faith and honor
    against her enemies.
    I am the Queen of Battle.

    I am what my country expects me to be-
    the best trained soldier in the world.
    In the race for victory,
    I am swift, determined, and courageous,
    armed with a fierce will to win.

    Never will I fail my country's trust.
    Always I fight on-
    through the foe,
    to the objective,
    to triumph over all.
    If necessary, I fight to my death.

    By my steadfast courage,
    I have won 200 years of freedom.
    I yield not-
    to weakness,
    to hunger,
    to cowardice,
    to fatigue,
    to superior odds,
    for I am mentally tough,physically strong,
    and morally straight.

    I forsake not-
    my country,
    my mission,
    my comrades,
    my sacred duty.

    I am relentless.
    I am always there,
    now and forever.

    I AM THE INFANTRY!
    FOLLOW ME!
     
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    board went OK..i forgot about Warrant officer program was an official Enlisted to Officer route..

    I also stuttered a little bit but only cause i had absolutely no idea what they were going to ask me.
     
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    Those were the days.

    Every fleeter that came to our command told me how much harder the SCW's pin was to get than the SW or AW.

    Reason my board was so long is cause I had to know 7 drawing inside and out and everything about the seabees. Didn't help that i had 3 friends sitting my board, making sure i was AJ-squared away for the final.
     

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