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Old 09-13-2010, 01:45 PM   #1
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im goin into the army...advice?

Hello, i plan on applying for a ROTC scholar ship for college. Any one do this? any tips to get through? whats the best way to do it? just general info on how its all gonna work would be great!
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understand that ROTC gets no respect in combat arms. at least at first.

go in humble, willing to learn from your NCOs, kick ass at PT,wep quals, ect and you will earn that respect.

if youre not combat arms then disregard what i said
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Old 09-15-2010, 06:05 PM   #4
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understand that ROTC gets no respect in combat arms. at least at first.

go in humble, willing to learn from your NCOs, kick ass at PT,wep quals, ect and you will earn that respect.

if youre not combat arms then disregard what i said
I have heard this as well......but the guys who told me that came out rotc and ended up bein Majors and LTCs.....so it seems to be the right career path.....
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but good on you which ever way you go
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Old 09-15-2010, 06:06 PM   #6
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yall got my respect but the navy aint for me hahahaha
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Old 09-15-2010, 06:09 PM   #8
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Go Navy!
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but seriously what do you want to do in the Army? how many years of college do you have under your belt?

I only ask because there are better routes to becoming an officer than ROTC
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/mil...y-college.html

http://www.navy.com/navy/joining/edu...rgraduate.html
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I have heard this as well......but the guys who told me that came out rotc and ended up bein Majors and LTCs.....so it seems to be the right career path.....
i didnt say it was the wrong career path i said that youll have to work harder to gain respect. besides getting promoted to O-4 has nothing to do with the respect you get from your men. you can be a prick and still get promoted but is your measure of success pay grade or the brotherhood and mutual respect you forge with your men?

btw what mos are you considering?
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MOS .....i plan on something like engineering or Hopefully a heli pilot or some kind of mechanic.......im trying to avoid infantry but if i have to ill do it as well
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Join the Marines!!!!!!!
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I don't think anyone really respects butterboots at first. If you want us (the enlisted) to respect you the best rule I have is, "if we suffer, you suffer with us."

I remember my morale was pretty much destroyed when I was standing in the rain for 36 hours and it was 40 degrees outside (range 400). My CO said the inspiring words, "Don't be a pussy gents." then he got in his hmmwv and drove to the rear. He showed up the next day in brand new cammies and dry boots. I never respected him after and still don't to this day.
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your going into the Army in 4 years the title should say...
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Good luck, stay alert, come home safe & thanks in advance..........
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I went to college, joined the Army as enlisted in 83, went to OCS in 88, retired in 2007.
The biggest thing I noticed in my Officer Basic (a long time ago) from the ROTC folks were not understanding that the NCOs/soldiers can make or break you.
Respect the soldiers and learn from your senior NCOs!
I followed that philosphy, learned so much from soldiers & other branches enlisted service members in joint ops.
They are so many programs now that track direct into officer ranks, I am out of the loop on that.
Just treat others respectfully and don't ask them to do anything you would not/could not do. Oh and don't volunteer for anything.
Best of luck.
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