Originally Posted by Re8elmonk0341
Wow listen to him hahahah More respect....honestly I respect a LCpl (E3) thats been deployed a few times and maybe a fireteam leader then a fresh out of college office with no experience, Better treatment....I only sulate 'cause I have to. Better pay...so it's about the monry huh. Better housing...Barrack living with the guys I fight with is better IMO.
^x 100, I have been around plenty of butter bars that got know respect, enen a few captains, cause they never went to the field, always stayed in the rear with the gear. If I had to do it again I would have went enlisted, made it to Ssgt (E-6), then put in a warrant officer package, that is the best rank in military IMO. Best of both worlds, nobody fucks with you and you get mad respect for being prior enlisted and hard, (and pay is almost as good as officers).
Or you can do what I did, go in for four years (Field Radio Operator), get out, get a degree (Electronic Engineering), work in a resturant while attending school, fuck all the girls that work there over and over (life of a college waiter), become an EE now for the last 4 years, get married, and now trying to get back in as an officer, looking at the officer in air force or warrant officer in army (hopefully my fellow devil dogs don't flame the shit out if me). It would take me forever to make warrant in the corps at this point.