MIL U.S. Army 1996-2000......crazy to think about going back?

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  1. Emanon

    Emanon Active Member

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    Been just........well tired of what I do. Have looked at plenty of other directions and the idea of going back into the Army crossed my mind.

    I see they are giving killer bonuses these days and I did love it while I was in. Think my MOS is no more so would reclass. (31F and still currently work commo in the civilian world).

    So.....

    How is the Army these days? I spent my whole time on Bragg to give an idea of what I was used too.

    Not that it matters....

    I'm now 33 with no kids. I got out as an E-5.
     
  2. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    31F is now 25F, same MOS though. I was also a 31F, got out originally in 2001 for a better paying telecomm job. Hated being a civilian. Rejoining was the best decision I ever made. Second time around I made the military work for me, instead of just being a good soldier and doing what the Army asked.

    Side not, more than likely they would bring you back in as a E4. I
     
  3. Emanon

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    Damn about the same thing :bigthumb:

    Yeah I've struggled to adjust to civi life. Watching layoffs and just the BS is getting old.

    Wouldn't mind going back in as an E4.

    Well E4p right? Really wouldn't look forward to PLDC again.

    Also has much changed these days? How is the Army now vs to late 90's?
     
  4. Julius

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    25F's MSE equipment is being phased out, the points for it are always hitting 798 for 5/6, and it's really not where you want to be.

    If you decide to come back to the commo side of the world, please consider becoming a 25N. I was automatically reassigned to 25N from 25F at AIT and I'm grateful. Working with the JNN is easy as hell for me... I used all of the shit in it when I was a civvie.
     
  5. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    The lack of work ethics or discipline in the civilian workplace is what I hated the most.

    Doubt you would have to do PLDC again. It's WLC now.

    Just like the generation before me, I think the kids are lazy and the discipline is not what it should be. Maybe I am just getting old.
     
  6. Emanon

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    Update:

    Going down to MEPs Wednesday for my physical. They will send up my rank exemption for my E5 back and find out what they can offer me. It nice to see what duty station they will offer before signing.
     
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    Update 2:

    Passed my physical so they will let my old ass back in :bigthumb:

    Bad news is I have been out so long I would have to go back to AIT and only as an E4. Don't mind going back to school as it will help me transition back but sucks going back in as an E4. Going to think about it tonight and give them an answer tomorrow.
     
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    Have we talked about this before?

    You were a 31F when I was at Bragg. What unit?
     
  9. Emanon

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    Yup. I was in 50th HHC. You know Andrew Roberson. He was a buddy of mine.
     
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    yea I was gonna say. I had a buddy who got out as a e-5 and came back in little over 3 years later and he was an e-4 and they didn't honor his pldc so he had to go to WLC. I would find all the stuff for schools and what not you did because who knows what's going to show up on your ERB.
     
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    MrRyan Gary Johnson 2016 OT Supporter

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    Oh yeah...that was a long time and many units of assignment ago.

    Funny how OT is, stick around long enough and you bump into people in common.
     
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    Kinda like the Army :)

    Well because I have to go back as a E4 and get MOS'Q'd I'm going to see what else is available to me. I enjoyed 31F but after working switches for the past 12 years something new would be fun. I strangely have an interest in Infantry. If anything I'm going to see what is offered and go from there.
     

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