Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Ranger-AO, Mar 1, 2007.
and blown it up!
we did the 8 weeks Army Combat engineer course
very nice, now go enjoy a
what was the best and/or most exciting part of it, in your opinion?
demining sucked. we spent a whole week in lejeune's forests during the summer in black flag conditions on our faces moving inch by inch using a fucking plastic stick trying to find the burried mines. if we pop them blue smoke bursts in our faces.
the coolest thing is learning how to make, identify, and destroy IEDs, expedient entries with explosives and just explosions in general.
construction is kind of a bore, bridging is kind of a bore.
what exactly would an officer in the engineering corps be doing?
and, as an add-on to that, would you have any say in becoming a combat engineer if you ended up branching Engineering?
i'm thinking my wishlist is going to be aviation(adso), engineering, and quartermaster
officers learn and do the exact same thing. they just have other officer stuff to do: going to meetings, getting missions and dissemenating the information to the troops, management, organization, logistics, so on and so forth.
in the marine corps engineering officers aren't given a choice, they're just assigned. there's like 50 different engineers in the MOS branch. water/sanitation, electrical, so on so forth.
aww, so if i hypothetically was an officer in the e-corps theres no for-sure that id be doing the fun stuff out in iraq?
infantry is the only sureway
interesting combination, why quartermaster. Doesnt seem to match with your other choices
and fuck Ranger AO in his geriatric prostate checking ass for forgetting that I was a Engineer not too long ago
i tried to pick branches which would act as sort a springboard into the private sector, assuming i want out after my 4 active + 4 reserve. that knocks out infantry and f.a. unless you would like to go to blackwater or something to that effect.
i know a few people who have been branched quartermaster and they say it's alright. from what i've been told, you can get good jobs with any sort of company that deals with logistics, i.e: FedEx, UPS, etc.
Aviation and Engineering were picked more for their Wow factor I suppose. Although I'm a CJ major, I don't think I'd like to branch MP
Im a CJ Major as well. I stayed away from MP
I branched MI branch detail FA.
Honestly, some branches tie into specific private sector jobs, but most officers in the brances get offers to become managers and supervisors and shit like that from big time corps when they are getting ready to get out. I honest could never go work for some cubicle farm after doing the military. Ill go work for the gov., or open a bar or something.
i love you
but seriously. let the kids send accord bad shit. it makes me laugh. i loathe that kid
Anyone that shares their name and address can send him all the shit they want and I won't stand in their way.
i missed this thread
engineering > *.* branches
for army engineers you are cross trained in all facets and you are sent to units based on army needs....combat engineering/demo is fun as hell and i love it...but my top choice would be bridging/river ops....or diving
also im not sure how you plan to commission...but you can probably ask for brranch detail...you get platoon leader time under a combat arms discipline and then move into something like quartermaster or AG as a CPT
thanks for the heads up. we were informed that the army may be discontinuing branch details and/or the ADSO program. this is just what was passed down the line. who knows though? whatever the army needs...