MIL Pondering the thought of joining...

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  1. BombThreat

    BombThreat New Member

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    I've always "wanted" to be apart of the military and consistently think about it still. Right now I'm at a cross roads in my life with different things I can do. School, start a business, or join the military. Although really one of the few things holding me back from joining is the fact that I'm unsure how my not so perfect vision will fare for me. I briefly looked on the Army's website and it seems most of the jobs I'm interested in require really good vision. My eyes aren't bad at all but not perfect. If I were to have them medically corrected through laser surgery would that have any effect still if I were for instance want to become a pilot or a special forces engineer.
     
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    jmx2323 OT Supporter

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    pilot must be no worse then 20/70 correctable to 20/20, lasik is not allowed but PRK is but is a long waiver process(must also have degree), thats AF. SF engineer no idea
     
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    if youre not 100% sure about wanting to do special forces or pilot...remain in the pondering stage is my suggestion
     
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    Your eyes can be fixed and if you do well enough the Army will pay for it as well. Your two ideas for possible jobs are long and difficult paths. You definetly need to do alot more thinking.
     
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    I appreciate the information guys, those two jobs were just examples that required good eye sight. But you guys are right in the fact that I don't know exactly what I'd want to do and which military branch to focus with. What I do know is I'd like to be somewhere that involves mechanical engineering skills and being on the field. Do you have any ideas or direction to look?

    -Scott
     
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    jmx2323 OT Supporter

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    im confused do you have a degree or not?
     
  7. whitecouch

    whitecouch spendin' our golden years in OT Supporter

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    this WILL be the deciding factor.:noes:
     
  8. Ranger-AO

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

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    My son had the same things in mind when he picked Combat Engineer. :hsugh:

    Don't pick Combat Engineer. It will not be what you were wanting. :hsd:
     
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    I would think the word "combat" might throw off the whole "engineer" part.
     
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    if you want to become a pilot, and you get corrective eye surgery, it might exempt you from some services, like the air force.

    what branches are you looking at?
     
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    I dont have a degree or anything, but I have a strong intrest in being in a field that involves mechanical engineering or a pilot. I know these are two completly diffrent things but its just what I'm intrested in. For the branch I'm intrested in I really dont know. I dont know which brand will suit me best for the mechanical side or being a pilot with corrected vision. These are things I need some advice with. Thanks for the comments so far.
     
  12. RaginBajin

    RaginBajin Have you punched a donkey today?

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    Army WOFT might be something you should look into..

    This guy got his done and got into WOFT.. So it's possible.
     
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    Thanks for the info Ragin. I read a little bit into it on the Army site and that looks very intresting. Im going to dig for more information and see if I can meet the requirements.
     
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    I have to emphasize the importance of you having a degree. This is FAR more important than you may realize when it comes to anything with Engineer or Pilot in the duty title. Warrant Officer is different so that is my obvious suggestion.
     

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