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Swore in for the Navy today!!!

Discussion in 'Military' started by Sheepdog, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. Mar 3, 2010 at 9:23 PM
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  3. Mar 3, 2010 at 10:56 PM
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    Its a very proud community and theres ALOT to live up to. Combat in Iraq was rough and all but man, the things the Corpsman did in WW2 amazes me. Just work hard and get a good reputation. A good reputation goes ALONG way. Its a small community so someone knows someone that knows someone.

    Navy Boot Camp is a breeze. Not as easy as the chAir Force:D but definitely nothing like Marine Corps bootcamp. Just listen to the advice of the members here and dont stand out too much. I think everyone including myself stressed WAAY too much about the impact bootcamp was going to have on the rest of our military careers. Once youre out it doesnt mean squat. I busted my ass and was Honor Grad of a Hall of Fame Division and I was so proud of myself... only to realize that it meant nothing except a statue of the lone sailor and a letter of appreciation...

    Its what you do at Corps School thats gonna define you. Some of the instructors come from the same units you may end up at and they definitely have friends in other commands. You may even be serving with them after their billet is done. One of my Corps School instructors ended up in my FMSS class as a student. And the Sgt. that was my platoon instructor at FMSS ended up in my company in the fleet.

    Just remember that going greenside is not guaranteed. They'll tell you not to worry because odds are you'll end up there regardless but do everything to improve your chances. I've seen guys that were super motivated about going with the grunts end up in a hospital. Happens ALL the time. The higher you rank in the class. The more likely you'll get your first choice on your "dream sheet" The temptations will definitely be there during Corps School. You go from the confines of Boot Camp to almost a college like atmosphere with plenty of girls. Just stay focused.

    The "fleet returnees" usually get the first pick of orders. Then all the "boots" in the order of class ranking. Atleast when I was there in 03. My class lucked out and we actually got to sit down with a detailer and I was able to secure orders to 1stMarDiv. People thought I was crazy because I passed up some sweet orders... Puerto Rico(which was still open at that time) Spain, Italy, Japan... I'd be lying if I said I didnt think about that while I was out in Iraq though...
     
  4. Mar 3, 2010 at 10:58 PM
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    Awww... your making me blush... I'll be gentle with the bore punch...
     
  5. Mar 4, 2010 at 4:15 AM
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    Dayum, User123 got all inspirational and stuff....;)
     
  6. Mar 4, 2010 at 10:55 AM
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    Yea... I loved my time with the Marines. I was always one of those weird kids that grew up fascinated with the military. I read a TON of military related books and I remember being in middle school watching the first gulf war and wishing I was there. I tried to enlist with the Marines when I was 18 and scored a 96 on the ASVAB but due to some "questionable" tattoos, I was denied. When the war broke out, I thought I would be able to get a waiver but was denied again... Then the Navy came to the rescue... I showed my tattoos to the fat salty Chief and he barely looked at me and said "No Problem" So basically, going in as a Corpsman was my "backdoor" into the Marine Corps Infantry.
     
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    What do you do now..?
     
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    Currently unemployed... I was let go from my probationary position as a Firefighter...
     
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