MIL Some advice

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  1. Kuksugare

    Kuksugare New Member

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    So I think about joining the military everyday. I'm not sure why, but I do.
    I'm looking for some advice before I talk to a recruiter.
    Here are the facts -
    23
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    College grad
    Currently work as a graphic designer for a large company.

    Go the officer route?
    What branch?

    Thanks :wavey:
     
  2. Rambro

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    Marines.
     
  3. lurker#99

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    I was the same way as you. I will be 24 in October, and i was thinking about joining in since i was 18, hopefully i go in to meps to DEP this week, if i don't join in i will think "What if?" for the rest of my life, and i can't live with that.
     
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    Air Force
     
  5. Reign

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    Officer in the Air Force or Navy, but if you have a degree and work as a graphic designer just stay with that. The pay is better, you don't have to deal with tons of bullshit and your life will really just be better off.

    Think of the Military as joining High School all over and your rank = what grade you are in and no matter how old you are or how much experience you have, your rank = what grade you're in.
     
  6. Kuksugare

    Kuksugare New Member

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    Good luck with that, let me know if you made the right decision.
     
  7. Asherman

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    I believe you should be applauded for wanting to serve our nation in uniform. With a college degree and experience in graphic design, I'm sure that almost any branch would love to have you. You should have no trouble getting OCS, and being an officer has definite advantages, especially for a young woman working in a creative office environment. Rather than the Corps, I'd suggest the Navy which probably has more opportunities for a person such as yourself. The Air Forces is glamorous and mobs of people want in, so the Army may let you shine a little better.

    The down side of serving is that you will be committed for a number of years, and subject to discipline quiet foreign to most civilian jobs. The pay is terrible, a national shame really. The benefits have been eroding for years under both Democrat and Republican administrations, but offset the lower pay to some extent. If you stay to retirement, the pension is low but absolutely secure unless the whole nation goes under. Often you will have to serve in tight-lipped wonder at just how stupid, crass, and low-class humanity can fall and still be called human. All bureaucracies are a pain to deal with, but the military has raised red-tape to an Art comparable to Michelangelo. Penny wise, and pound foolish will occur to you probably twice a day for your entire service, but no one will appreciate your noticing or suggesting a better, faster, cheaper way.

    On the other hand, as a young person you will probably treasure the memories of you military service for the rest of your life. You will have paid the price for citizenship in real terms, not just paying taxes and voting once every four years or so. You will meet and become life-long friends with people you serve with, and you will build networks that last a lifetime. As an officer, you may find yourself commanding and making decisions at the age of 25 that in the civilian world might be postponed until you were in your forties. Your work product will generally be toward serious, important goals though sometimes that might be hard to see. You will very likely have the opportunity to travel and see new, exciting things during your service. Adding military service onto your resume, will enhance opportunities long after you've left active service.

    Today's U.S. military is made up of bright, well-educated and trained individuals entrusted with great responsibilities. To have served with honor in today's military will mark you for life as a caring, patriotic individual.

    Go for it.
     
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    Marine Corps Officer

    What part of Maine?
     
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    army 25M (illustrator) or 37F (Psyop) I dont know the officer mos code for 25M. no O's in Psyop.
     
  10. Kuksugare

    Kuksugare New Member

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    Ah the marines...

    And Portland
     
  11. JSin

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    This is false. No LT's in PsyOp's, but there are O's.

    The best advice I got on deciding to join was that many people might get out of the military after their commitment and be very happy to get out, but you will be hard pressed to find someone who regretted their decision to go in. "I'm glad I'm out and I'll never go back but if I had to do it all over again I would" was a common answer I got.
     
  12. jmx2323

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    AF officer applicton takes a shit ton of time, from start to leaving can be a year and thats if you get selected by the board, the last board took about 35% of the applicants so its also a long shot to even be selected.
     
  13. Kuksugare

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    You're such a fucking stalker...get a life
     
  14. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    What would you like to accomplish from your military service?
     
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    what do you want to do in the military?
     
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    You cant really ask what branch you should join without at least some idea of what you want to do.
     
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    its like asking what brand of car you should buy without discussing the model that you want
     
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    In for pics of thread starter to better judge officer material.
     
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    zhiniibob CLUB ASTROS NOW OPEN OT Supporter

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    Perfect first post
     
  21. Colostomy Bag

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    Air Force or Navy...I hate to say it but they're more compatible for women.

    Pay for an O-1 in the AF is about $2655 a month PLUS housing allowance ~1000, BAS (beer money kekeke) $250 + random TDY pay/flight pay/deployment pay etc.

    It's not a glamorous lifestyle but you'll be comfortable, have job security, and be able to travel, serve, and learn a lot.
     
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    This thread is a year old and was bumped not by her, don't know if she is still considering it :dunno:
     
  23. nsxrebel

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    DOH! I see it was bumped by her stalker...


    Colostomy, pay for any service member is the same across all services according to your rank, not which service you're in. BAH is dependent on where you live. TDY pay you only get whenever you go TDY, flight pay, well graphic artist/designers don't rate flight pay.
     
  24. WildBull

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    1. just to let u know, our uniforms make females butts look big
    2. pics of your butt?
     
  25. Kuksugare

    Kuksugare New Member

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    Couple things...

    No I don't have a big butt...

    And yes, I'm still considering joining, haven't done much about it in a while..but we'll see.
    I've been seriously thinking AF officer.

    Also, if I show up missing in the news...blame my stalker :ugh:
     

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