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11-03-2011 09:37 PM
zetsumeikuro I've served in both the reserves and national guard including a deployment to Iraq. The National Guard and Reserves are more different than people think. The reserves are more geared toward support and technical MOS's (there is only one infantry unit in the reserves and its in hawaii). The National Guard on the other hand has combat MOS units as well as support (depending on your state of course). I'm not sure what you're looking to get out of it, but I'd have to ask you where do you want to be in say 5-6 years? What do you want to do for a career? Use that information to select what MOS you want then make sure you look into using your education benefits to put yourself through college or a technical school. Some of the guys I knew who joined and just kept living life like they did before they joined, and in my opinion weren't a whole lot better off than before they joined.
11-15-2010 08:25 PM
drostedrummer89 so i read this hoping to figure out what I wanna do, also interested in the reserves. i need to prove to myself that i can do it, but the commitment for active is so long! i dont wanna leave my ladyfriend for so long. anyone know what the minimum is for reserves, and active duty? thanks :)

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10-28-2010 11:56 AM
gonefhsn By Army standards they are probably way over weight.
10-26-2010 06:39 PM
WiscoGTI
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oh they passed but only on paper....lol and they are probably hella over weight too right?
The ones I'm referring to, yes. LOL. Well, not HELLA overweight, but they're not skinny.
10-16-2010 10:13 PM
Missourileo Go officer........is that the best advice out there. I had fresh boot Ensigns and Lts try to lead from the rear, with a sheepskin saying they were leaders......2 ended up blown to friggin bits and the others were ignored by the enlisted folks. Mainly due to no knowledge of what they were doing......so yeah, go officer, but use your head and lead from the front.
10-16-2010 12:52 PM
gonefhsn
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Yeah. That's part of it.

Oh, and shitty NCO's don't help much either. Luckily, my Squad Ldr. is awesome. But my unit has more than 1 piss poor NCO. Like the ones that haven't passed a PT test in years, but are always on soldiers' asses for not passing PT..those are my favorites.
oh they passed but only on paper....lol and they are probably hella over weight too right?
10-16-2010 12:08 PM
Blackhatch01 I spent some time in the Navy and from what i learned is go officer if you join any branch. Ofcourse you need a degree for that, good luck on whatever you decide.
10-15-2010 07:39 PM
WiscoGTI
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The reserves is what you make of it, and from the sounds of it you are in a bad unit and unfortunately that does happen.
Yeah. That's part of it.

It's amazingly lame when you show up every month, and have to do the same paperwork for 10hours that you spent 10 hours doing last month because in the off time, some stupid 42A lost it all.

Oh, and shitty NCO's don't help much either. Luckily, my Squad Ldr. is awesome. But my unit has more than 1 piss poor NCO. Like the ones that haven't passed a PT test in years, but are always on soldiers' asses for not passing PT..those are my favorites.
10-14-2010 06:24 AM
Missourileo Wow......if I were a prospect looking to join a type of service, from all the whining and bitching piling up here, I'd think twice about the Army and strap my balls on, then go join the United States Navy. ................
10-14-2010 01:54 AM
blackoutSVT yep yep. their is nothing wrong with the reserves. that was one of my first choices when looking for a branch to join. i liked the idea of getting to be home more then if i went active. but at the time i had been out a job for over a year and my recruter told me it was a better choice to go active so thats what i did. and if i haden't gotten hurt i would be getting ready to deploy soon so. i miss the army but not the desert..lol
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