MIL So my friend is getting commissioned in the army on Tuesday...

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  1. Accord

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    I just found out from my best friend who i've been friends with since like 3 years old is being commissioned in the army on Tuesday :eek4:.

    He just graduated from college and is going to Ohio State medical school (he starts next week actually). It would have cost him $250,000 by the time his first 4 years of med school were up, so he is joining the army and they're going to pay for all of it, then he has to serve ~4 years as a doctor in the army when he's all finished with med school.

    I knew he was thinking about doing it for a while but I never thought he'd actually go through with it. Even though he's being commissioned on Tuesday, he'll be just like a regular civilian until he graduates from med school.

    He was bragging to me about how he gets to carry an M9 and stuff and how he'll be a captain when he gets out :mamoru:. There's no fucking way i'm calling him sir and saluting him when I earn the title... well, mabye in a sarcastic way :rofl:.
     
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    If you meet him in an official capacity I bet you will...... :mamoru:
     
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    I hope I never have to meet him an an official capacity, since he'll be in a fuckin field hospital or something :eek3:.
     
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    DaRkPhAnToM FML OT Supporter

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    wonderful, another shitty military doctor. just what we need!
     
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    DaRkPhAnToM FML OT Supporter

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    :fawk:

    i hate military doctors after my own personal experiences in Walter Reed and Bethesda... and they are supposed to be both really good medical facilities... fucking idiots.
     
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    Better learn how to do the AK-47 2 step :mamoru:
     
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    Yeah...that whole rent-an-officer thing is pretty shitty.
     
  8. Accord

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    :dunno:

    What do you mean?
     
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    Getting a commission becuase the army is short on doctors. Don't really dig that. Offer to send more prior-service OCS guys to medschool...or just pay the diffrence for civilians. But I reckon just handing out the captain's bars is the cheapest in most cases.
     
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    yeah, he's a 2ndLT throughout medical school and I guess when he graduates he becomes a Captain.
     
  11. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Medical/Dental officers come in at the rank of Captain or Major depending on their skill level.
     
  12. GochuBoy

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    Does his 4 years of college add up to time in service :x: for you friend.
     
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    How do you "real" officers feel about kids coming in at the rank of Captain without really having to work for it or do anything, except go to school?
     
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    He told me it counts as IRR or something like that.

    I was kinda surprised that he said he doesn't have to go to OCS or anything like that at all.
     
  15. GochuBoy

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    And tell him not to go out and buy a Jeep Wrangler.
     
  16. ManinCamo

    ManinCamo I wear big boy pants.

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    You just sound like an asshole there.

    My best friend, will be the best man in my wedding, Enlisted as a crew cheif in the AFNG and will be giving me my first salute.



    At least that one will be real. I'm sure everyone after that will be sarcastic :o
     
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    ManinCamo I wear big boy pants.

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    I was flying one time, and sat next to a Lt. Col. Took their commission at that rank, b/c of their experience in the Medical feild. Crazy shit.

    In the AF at least, they go through a version of OCS. They're doctors, they're not really leading troops into battle and IMO their title is more honorary than anything, I dunno.

    My bunkmate in Field Training was a guy who had done the same things in ROTC as I had, he just happened to be going to Med school after he finished is B.S.

    Although I'm not 'real' yet, as long as they realize that they've only been in X amount of time, then I'm ok with it. Then again I'm not going to go in as a butterbars and throw my "rank" around on guys who have been in for 15 years and act like I know everything.
     
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    don't get one at all. Even if you're an officer. It seems like all officers in our unit has got a Jeep Wrangler.
     
  19. Accord

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    It was a joke.
     
  20. Supaboom

    Supaboom everyday i'm hustlin

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    people who go through law school also get comissioned as a O-3 when they graduate.
     
  21. kidhero

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

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    JAG gets commissioned as O2's.

    most in the medical corps come out as O2's
     
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    No, 2nd Lieutenant. If he graduates he can get to Captian I think.
     
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    Well I just got off the phone with him, he swore in today and is now officially a 2ndLT in the army... he even showed me his army email address :rofl:.
     

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