MIL Not going officer with 2 years of college mistake?

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  1. RebootEnzo

    RebootEnzo New Member

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    I already have 2 years of college out of the way and am trying to decide what to do. I think some of the enlisted jobs sound like something I want to do but I am told it is a mistake to go enlisted. Especially when I already have completed 2 years of college. I don't need money to finish the rest of my college and I could do ROTC.

    Not only that I do kinda want to finish college.
     
  2. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Do you want to work or do you want to do paperwork?
     
  3. RebootEnzo

    RebootEnzo New Member

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    Well I know people who have joined enlisted and lift boxes 12 hours a day..That is something I don't want to do..

    I do have 2 year of college (Finish this summer) will they hook me up with better jobs for having college as enlisted?
     
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    do you want to make more money over the course of ur military career or do u not want to?
     
  5. RebootEnzo

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    I don't care so much about the money. People tell me enlisted is treated like shit compared to officer.
     
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    dont tell us what you want to do in the military or anything
     
  7. Mr. Monopoly

    Mr. Monopoly OT Supporter

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    What branch are you considering? Are you going to be patient with the application process? (No idea for how long the other branches take, but I'm in the beginning of my second year, and I just got my class date about 3 months ago). Do you think your application and test scores will make you competitive?
     
  8. RebootEnzo

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    IT.. Navy.. Maybe army because I hear you move up really fast.
     
  9. Casino

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    If I were you I'd just stay in college and do ROTC.
     
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    it's different, enlisted vs officer.
    i would say that do whatever you think will make you happy going to work everyday. yeah, being an officer has its perks, make more money and whatnot but i knew quite a few enlisted folks that already had their college degree, even grad degree.
     
  11. FalconXtreme

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    another question to ask urself is do u want to supervise/manage or just do ur job?
     
  12. Kafka

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    2 years of college is probably at least 60 credits. To enter as an officer in the Nat'l Guard now only requires 60 college credits instead of a full bachelor's degree.
    Just wanted to let you know if you're interested in going that route :hs:
     
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    I'm seeing both sides right now. If you already invested a good amount of time into college, go officer.
     
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    FalconXtreme w3rd

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    tru dat. dont u have to complete ur BS in a certain amount of time?
     
  15. RebootEnzo

    RebootEnzo New Member

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    That is crazy..

    How does OCS work for them?
     
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    I thought that had/was being done away with?
     
  17. Kafka

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    Nope, still going on. I was considering Nat'l Guard before deciding I want Active Army after school so I decided to see recruiters for both, now i only see the AA one.
     
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    They have 3 versions of OCS:

    State OCS works exactly like normal Guard duty - one weekend a month + 2 weeks in the summer

    Accelerated Regional OCS is 8 weeks straight

    Federal OCS (at Benning) is 14 weeks, offered year round. (the normal Army OCS)

    State OCS is the standard, but you can apply for the other options and if they have space you may get it.
     
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    i gotta admit, i don't know that. i already had my bachelor's completed when i spoke to a recruiter so it never came up.

    but i don't think so...
     
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    Depending on which branch/command you go too, also your maturity level, you may feel like the enlisted side is a lot of hand holding. I am 24 with a bachelors and it gets frustrating to be treated like your 12 because some of your peers do not have there shit together. On a different note, it does make you look a lot better. I got advanced to E-4 in just over a year and I am now eligible for E-5 with 18 months of service.
    I would say finish up your school and go ocs if you so desire. The military will always be there, your drive to do school work may not.
     
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    Go enlisted, gain experience and then Green to Gold. With the wars, in my experience, there is a real shortage of experience with the officers coming in.
     
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    Interesting. I never knew the different options available for NG OCS. Might be something to go for after active duty :wiggle:
     
  23. Taylor Swift

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    If you have college then there is no point into enlisting, unless the idea of being a second class citizen excites you


    Finish college and go the Officer route, you will thank yourself later
     
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    I'm an IT in the navy, just finishing up A school. Let me know if you have questions.
     
  25. JL

    JL Wander-er OT Supporter

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    Best way to do it... But if you don't want to do it that way. Go ROTC. If you commission you still have to have a BS degree to get promoted to O-3 and beyond.
     

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