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Joining the Military

Discussion in 'Military' started by jacob_wood, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. Aug 26, 2009 at 11:50 PM
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    Hologram

    Hologram Go with the flow

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    all i can say from personal exp is that when you go to meps. get what you want!

    i screwed myself over casue i was in a rush to get in. they wouldnt let me go infantry cause my score was high so i said f it and just got a signal mos right now and will have to reclass and go 11b and back to benning. so if they try to do anything like oh we cant do that, then just say ok ill be back next time and more than likely youll get them to stop acting like fools
     
  2. Aug 27, 2009 at 1:15 AM
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    jacob_wood

    jacob_wood [OP] Screw your MPG's

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    thanks guys appreciate all the info! I scored a 70 out of 99 on my ASVAB test which I think is good...? ha but I'm going to the office or something to see which jobs are available, if they do not have exactly what I'm looking for available I'll probably leave or something.
     
  3. Aug 27, 2009 at 4:26 AM
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    bhawkeye700

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    well honestly dude, do what you want. Each branch has thier own unique traits. Just ask any question you come up with.
     
  4. Aug 27, 2009 at 6:26 AM
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    good idea man. just think of it like this. your volunteering for this. your not being pressured. so its your 4-8 years of your life your serving for the military so make sure its a job or mos that you want. but good luck man!
     
  5. Aug 27, 2009 at 10:28 AM
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    qballenko

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    If your looking at the Army your ASVAB score really doesn't mean much. Its your GT score that determines jobs available, some MOSs is your ST score. Wait until the job you want becomes available.
     
  6. Aug 27, 2009 at 10:36 AM
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    jacob_wood

    jacob_wood [OP] Screw your MPG's

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    If that is the case then how will I know if I have not taken those test?
     
  7. Aug 27, 2009 at 11:25 AM
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    They are a part of your line scores on the asvab. When you take the asvab the score you get is a general score. However each section of the asvab corresponds with certain sections or line scores. For example you will have a score for admin, mechanical, elec, food, como, cmbat and so on. There are 9 seperate line scores. Then there is your GT or General Technical score. Which is an average of your other scores. Usually outside of meps your ASVAB score in the army mean little to nothing. So ask your recruiter to see your line scores and your gt score. These are what usually determine the jobs available to you. That and the needs of the Army at that time. But as I said earlier if the job you want is not available at that time you can always wait until that job is available.
     
  8. Aug 31, 2009 at 2:48 AM
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    wrmathis

    wrmathis Dark Lord of the Sith

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    I am in the army and work on the Apache. My MOS is 15Y, AH-64D Apache Armament/Electrical/Avionics Systems repairer. basically i do the electrical, avionics, weapons, and sighting systems for it. mostly its electrical and we do more troubleshooting on the aircraft than the crewchiefs do. in fact, they try to pawn everything off on us.

    the reason i joined the army was because of choice of MOS. i scored a 98 on my asvab wih a 128 GT score. i basically could choose any job i wanted to. i have been in since oct 2003 and even tho i leave in 2 days for my third deployment since marc 2005, i still glad i joined, and dont plan on gettin out until my 20 years is done
     
  9. Sep 12, 2009 at 7:36 PM
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    Whatever branch you go into...after a few years experience in one of them go to the SOF side of the house...
     
  10. Sep 14, 2009 at 10:11 AM
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    word, SF is where it's at...as long as you can hang
     
  11. Sep 14, 2009 at 12:09 PM
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    jacob_wood

    jacob_wood [OP] Screw your MPG's

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    what exactly is this?
     
  12. Sep 14, 2009 at 4:21 PM
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    Every branch has it's SOF (Special Operations Force) side. You have to volunteer and try out for that organization. Each branch's SOF side is a little different. Better pay, better operations, more schools, and more networking are just the beginning of being over on that side of the house. There are some more bennie's but you don't truely appreciate those until you make it over to the other side.

    I am not going to debate which is better, and unless someone is in it and has experience working with each SOF branch then no one else would. Besides, a true professional wouldn't get into that in the first place.

    I have over 12 years in SOF and am still active in it. I love it and am glad to be over here.
     
  13. Sep 14, 2009 at 4:32 PM
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    Ry1984

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  14. Sep 14, 2009 at 4:35 PM
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    BigBawlzTaco

    BigBawlzTaco Wanna know how I got these scars?

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    My brother whos a marine said to join the air force, that they have it the easiest. ehh, I'm doing it to get through college.
     
  15. Sep 14, 2009 at 4:45 PM
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    really? your brother was in the air force too and can compare all aspects of each to eachother? i speak from experience when i say that AF basic training was not too tuff, however once i got to pararescue indoc and farther along in the pipeline...whole nother world

    mad respect for your brother who's a marine and volunteered to serve his country. i'm just saying there's alot more to the USAF than most people know.
     
  16. Sep 14, 2009 at 4:45 PM
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    AFButters

    AFButters Rigger, Please!!

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    I wouldnt say its the easiest.. it all depends on what Job you get.. All the the branches have there easy and hard jobs.. and then the Army & Marines have there Combat Jobs.. andYes The Navy and AF have a few too
     
  17. Sep 14, 2009 at 4:48 PM
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    thank you for your time and service buddy. just curious, what you do in the SOF field? (if you can tell us without having to kill us;))
     
  18. Sep 14, 2009 at 4:54 PM
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    hell yeah they do. Navy: SeALS, EOD, SWCC. Air Force: CCT, PJ, TACP

    anybody serving in the military deserves gratitude and respect for volunteering and are all equality important in their jobs. guys in SF just work a little harder for their paychecks...and are BAMF's :cool:
     
  19. Sep 17, 2009 at 2:03 PM
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    Go talk to a Marine recruiter...it was the best decision I ever made

    Semper Fi

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  20. Nov 22, 2009 at 10:44 PM
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    jacob_wood

    jacob_wood [OP] Screw your MPG's

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    well here is an update to everything. I have decided to go Navy, and I have done the ASVAB test, and they physical necessities so for now I am just waiting for the job to open up, and go from there. Thank you to everyone who read this thread and gave their 2 cents it was extremely appreciated!
     
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