MIL what job should I pick for the army

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  1. JoJoFine

    JoJoFine OT Supporter

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    I'm bent on either an Information Technology Specialist (25B) or a Calvary Scout (19D).

    I think I'd like either one but I'm pretty good with computers and electronics but I'm not sure if I want to be doing it as a job really.
     
  2. Pump Scout

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    Going active or Guard? There's a world of difference between working with computers and working recon. What you'll have to ask yourself is what you'd want to be doing if/when you deploy.

    If you're going Guard, you'll have the opportunity to see an area unit doing the job. Go see it before you sign anything.
     
  3. JoJoFine

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    I'll be active
     
  4. the raging enigma

    the raging enigma If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidenc

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    25B isn't too bad of a job, but you will be trapped indoors all day. If you like doing things and seeing new places, go cav. Your stories will be more interesting to tell.
     
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    Not to mention 100% true! In spite of that, nobody will believe any of it was possible.

    There I was, on an OP in the middle of the night with a beer in one hand, and my other hand on the spades of a 50-cal..... :rofl:
     
  6. bassjunky

    bassjunky I'm baaaaa-ack!

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    Go Infantry. :eek5:
     
  7. JayC71

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    Totally....then never leave the Army because "The maximum effective range of the M16 Assault Rifle" is not a popular interview question.
     
  8. bassjunky

    bassjunky I'm baaaaa-ack!

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    LOL! You are soooo hilarious. Don't be jealous...
    Is that a point target or an area target?
     
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  9. JayC71

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    I'm not. I've served in joint environments and seen the future career possibilities of different specialties in all 5 services. It's not equal.
     
  10. Nixstress

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    A college degree tends to even out the playing field nicely.
     
  11. JayC71

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    Not always. And not quite everyone who goes infantry busts their butt to get said degree. If you did and you got a great job post-military, more power to ya. That's just not the overall norm.
     
  12. Nixstress

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    You know this mindset about the infantry how?

    Edit: Actually, never mind I just saw you post that you were IT in the AF awhile back and your reply will be nonresponsive and bitter/biased like your other posts.
     
  13. JayC71

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    I'm not calling infantry stupid, I'm just saying that their job doesn't translate as well to the civilian sector as well as some others.
     
  14. bassjunky

    bassjunky I'm baaaaa-ack!

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    No it does not. However, going Infantry automatically bars one from going to college when they get out? I have only 40-some odd college hours, not to count the credit I will get for having gone to PLDC, BNCOC, Drill Sergeant School, Sniper School and all the other courses I have taken over the course of my career. Not saying that I will get a PhD out of it, but that and a few more college courses will get me the job that I wanted in the civilian world.


    cliffs: Plan what you want to do after your military career prior to going in and adjust fire accordingly.
     
  15. Nixstress

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    and I'm saying that when you get a college degree it really doesn't matter how your job in the military translates to the civilian sector.
     
  16. cRaZe

    cRaZe 3rd world slummin

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    Infantry get out and can easily become cops.
     

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