MIL This saturday I'll officially be in this man's army

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  1. Persephone

    Persephone New Member

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    and I'm excited as I've ever been in my life. Enlisting as an E-2 due to my JROTC credits too. :wiggle:

    Hopefully I'll get one of my top 3 MOS jobs.

    1. Mental health
    2. Operating Room
    3. Health care specialist.

    Anyone have any advice or recommend one over the other? I don't plan on making it a career just yet so I'm planning on making the change over to a civilian position so keep that in mind right now. A reenlistment is a possibility though.
     
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    I can't give any advice on the jobs but I can give a few common tips. Make sure anything they promise you is IN WRITING on the contract, if it's not you are screwed when you figure it out later. If one of those jobs is what you really want don't take no for an answer.

    If they say they are not available tell them sorry and walk away, most of the time they are going to try their best to get you into a critical need MOS which I seriously doubt any of those are. If they realize they may lose an enlistment (especially toward the end of the month) you would be amazed at how quickly slots for a job can suddenly become available.
     
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    haha, you have no idea what you're getting in to! :rofl:




























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

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    Guaranteed job > *

    Don't join without the one you want. They will make it happen if your ASVAB scores support the MOS you want. It will be seriously worth every minute you lose if you just get up and walk over to a phone and call your recruiter. Tell him you aren't getting what you want and that you're ready to go home. He will probably try to get you to change your mind, and then he will make it happen.
     
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    Thanks guys. If I don't get the job I want I'll just tell them to call when it's available. No way am I signing away 4years of my life to do a job I don't want. If it's not one of those I will just walk away. After all, they need me.

    Any advice in preparing for basic? Other than the obvious workout and run everyday.
     
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    Yea...I know exactly what I'm getting into. Every male member of my family has been in the service and I've taken JROTC all through highschool and went to bootcamp 3 summers out of the year for fun. :)
     
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    work on endurance, not strength. You will get the strength in Basic. You probably already know everything you need to know. I'm assuming that you are Army JROTC. So you've memorized the rank structure, soldiers creed, etc.
     
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    getting the MOS you want is awesome

    but when you actually get into the real army you may not get to do the job you went to AIT for :wtc: :wtc: :wtc:
     
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    When you actually go through basic....dont tell your anyone you were in jrotc. Life will be easier that way.
     
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    For some reason I have a feeling that since they'll be sending me to school for a year to get my certs I'll be doing SOMETHING with them. What's your story though? What happened with that?
     
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    Why is that? I have to ask.

    Are they going to hold the fact that I've been wanting to do this my whole life against me or just give me more shit since I already know everything?(marching, ranks, general orders etc...)

    I just wish they had an armed drill team. That was the one thing I enjoyed so much in JROTC and I was the commander. Going to finals in Pensacola two years in a row, woo woo.

    Fuck the honor guard though, that shit's boring as fuck.
     
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    Two things:

    First, JROTC is lame. Don't brag about it or talk about it. No one cares.

    Second: I would not recommend Health Care Specialist, unless you are really hooah. There is a strong chance that as soon as you graduate AIT, you will be deployed. A combat medic is a glorified infantry soldier. But, if that's what you want to do, definitely do it. But, just know what you are getting into.
     
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    Your fellow recruits will look at you the way you would have looked at someone in High School that bragged about how good they did at fingerpainting when they were in grade school. :hsugh:

    Oh - and your Drill Sgt will make your life hell by demanding more out of you than you will be able to give. He's going to do that to everyone anyway, but it will be triple for you.
     
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    I would never brag about ANYTHING but I wouldn't hide it either. If it comes up I'll man up and take what's coming to me though.
     
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    So I've heard but then again I've always wanted to be a paramedic so I figured this would be a sure way to get all that training for free and be able to jump into it right when I get out.
     

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