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Old 03-04-2009, 06:45 PM   #21
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It's funny, whenever I tell people that I'm thinking about joining the military I get only two responses, either do it or don't do it.

People that are either currently in now, veterans, or have immediate family in the military all say do it.

People that see what the media shows them say don't do it.


But I guess that's obviously how the responses would turn out haha.
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Old 03-04-2009, 06:51 PM   #22
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The people who say dont do it have no experience. There usually the ones who are doing nothing with their lives any way. What do they know. Was their older brothers friend in and hated it? Its always some bull shit. If you think its something you want to do go for it. If not, then dont. All those people though will still be there if and when you go.
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:43 AM   #23
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I've seen both types of officers (prior service, and just O's) and some have been great, and some have been awful. At the end of the day, who you are and your personality will determine what type of officer you are. If you are hard working, selfless, and determined, you will succeed...but if you are a douche bag who has been spoon fed a living from your parents, chances are you will still be a douche bag when you become an officer. Being enlisted does help some, especially being able to relate to your soldiers, and letting them know you have seen the same shit they are seeing right now. However, it can be distracting at times, because you sometimes have a tendency to micromanage....which is a big no no in the officer world.

8 years is a very long time, I would suggest that you pursue a ROTC scholarship because it is an easier transition to military life from college life (whereas being a private will be a complete shock) as giving you a chance to be responsible and lead soldiers (which is the greatest honor). You will be treated like shit in Basic training, and then when you get to your unit, you will have to live in the barracks...among many other things.

Just something to think about. if you have any questions feel free to drop me a line.
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:40 AM   #24
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Dude, go AF, you will probably get the most time out of the branches to get your studies done, depending on the job you take. We have 100% tuition assistance like the other branches, we have a great GI Bill that is fully transferable to your family members(people should read up about this one, the new bill is freaking awesome!!), and we also have this great program for people who want to go warrant officer, its called Blue to Green, and all you need to do is make E5 in a certain career field and transfer over to the Army. There are many great things about it, and i am not saying don't join the other branches, because we all know that they are much needed and the brave men and women, but if you want to get your school done while you are in within a couple of years, the AF makes it easy.
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:14 PM   #26
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Haha, dude i didn't even notice the OP date, i just noticed the new post, LOL. Oh well, old info or new info, its still info, LOL.
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