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05-28-2014 04:34 PM
Blindman31B Im a MP but looking back at it, kinda wish I did better on the ASVAB and went Counter Intel Agent on my last enlistment.
04-30-2014 05:29 PM
WaterRooster 153M.... Cant beat it!
11-04-2013 10:49 AM
qweesy I was originally going to go in the Army as an MP but the First MEPS tard counselor was like you want Infantry Infantry Infantry!! This was in 2002, I was like no i want to have something that I can use when I get out. He got all shitty and was like well you need to go call your recruiter and tell him there is no more MP spots available..... I go sit back in the main waiting area for a while

I get called back in to a different counselor this time he was an MP he said you dont want to do that shitty job You see all the memorabilia up their....(figures of k-9's and other MP stuff) I was an MP, Do you want to stand outside in the rain...no.....do you want to work holidays......no.... do you want to work 15 hour shifts....... no...Then you dont want to be an MP....

Ok well what do you recommend I said ,I just want to be able to use something when I get out. He said 91W medic he also threw on M6 nurse and Airborne school.

Got through all the testing in M6 Nurse school after the 91w Medic training and saw that my job would be .......emptying bedpans... so I answered all A's on the scantron Final, oooooooo that colonel was PISSED at me she was like you have such a good average on all your testing and clinicals why did you do this....I told her Im not going to empty bedpans as a career.

Boom first ticket to Iraq I got literally 1 week to get to Ft. Cambell and was only at Campbell for 1 week and I was gone. 101st Airbone as 91W then near the last 9 months in the army got attached to 160th Spec ops, that commander want ed me to be their lead medic but also wanted me to sign another 4 year contract... I probably would have stayed in if I wasn't married I got stop lossed once for 6 months but was already in Iraq so it didn't matter to me.

4 1/2 years and I was out


Do I miss it? Eh some aspects; like I was in way better shape but other than that no. Killing innocents and growing opium so the CIA can ship it back to states wasnt for me.

The wars are total BS. Once I realized that I decided I wasnt going to be the NeW WoRlD OrDEr's pawn any longer.
11-03-2013 07:42 PM
Pennut I was a na´ve young just-turned 18 year old when I joined the Army back in 1983. I wanted to go in as a helicopter mechanic. When I got to the MEPS station they gave me some bs story about how the only MOS available at the time was a cook. Me being young and na´ve, I wanted to join so I said okay. So I go to basic Ft. Jackson S.C. and when I went to do my MOS (which was also at Ft. Jackson) my orders said to report to D company. I told the Sergeant that I thought I was supposed to be in C company but he told me basically to zip it because my orders stated company D (which was 76Y supply specialist). Halfway through MOS training he calls me in the office and realizes they screwed up. So my choice was stay in Supply or go to C company and start over training as a cook. Course I said I'd stay in Supply (quartermaster corps). Whew I dodged that bullet. I didn't want to be no cook!

Course, then they tried another switcheroo 3 years later when it was time to re-enlist. I was in Germany at the time. They told me there wasn't an opening in supply for re-enlistment and that I'd have to switch MOS's. They wanted me to be a MLRS driver. For those that don't know that is one of these:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M270_Mu..._Rocket_System

Course I was wise to them by then and said, okay, I will just ETS out and walked away. Like 2 weeks later, they offered me no less than my choice of 14 different locations in my MOS. Hawaii being one of them. I chose Arlington Va.

Now years later, I wish I would've made the MOS switch. Would have been cool to say I drove one of those.
10-29-2013 06:43 PM
rent
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Originally Posted by Floodyou76 View Post
my bad. i took the 'big army' as a term for civilians. i feel the same about tge marine corps. going from a specialized unit to the 'regular' marine corps was pretty lame.

anyway, out and lovin it.
I got out in '09 (USMC 0311), but I had multiple times where I was assigned to support roles for guys doing all sorts of stuff that they couldn't talk about. The level of autonomy they had was crazy when compared to a regular unit.

They were offering me 60k (tax free) to reup as a Lance and go into Intelligence. I have no regrets on getting out.
09-08-2013 12:33 AM
Floodyou76
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You're missing what I said. Big Army is the general population. Little Army is Special Forces. Once you've been part of the Little Army, the Big Army is...a let down. I only augmented them for a few months in which I lived in their compound, flew their missions, dealt with their people. They are adults and treat you like one as well. It's almost like being a civilian and doing an Army mission. Very high-caliber people and a very different experience. My first day back with the general population was the day that I was 100% committed to getting out.

I don't miss the Big Army in any way, shape, or form. The absolute only thing I would have liked to have had from the Big Army is the retirement check.
my bad. i took the 'big army' as a term for civilians. i feel the same about tge marine corps. going from a specialized unit to the 'regular' marine corps was pretty lame.

anyway, out and lovin it.
09-02-2013 10:33 AM
dyn085
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I don't agree at all. I did 8 years Marine Corps. Haven't regretted EASing for one second. I make more money, I get to do what I like, I don't have to shave if I don't want to. I don't have to live in some trashing military town. I get to wake up after the sun. No deployments. No Uniforms. No formations. No power tripping idiots. Whats not to love. Nothing I miss.
You're missing what I said. Big Army is the general population. Little Army is Special Forces. Once you've been part of the Little Army, the Big Army is...a let down. I only augmented them for a few months in which I lived in their compound, flew their missions, dealt with their people. They are adults and treat you like one as well. It's almost like being a civilian and doing an Army mission. Very high-caliber people and a very different experience. My first day back with the general population was the day that I was 100% committed to getting out.

I don't miss the Big Army in any way, shape, or form. The absolute only thing I would have liked to have had from the Big Army is the retirement check.
09-02-2013 10:29 AM
BOMBtech001
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I don't agree at all. I did 8 years Marine Corps. Haven't regretted EASing for one second. I make more money, I get to do what I like, I don't have to shave if I don't want to. I don't have to live in some trashing military town. I get to wake up after the sun. No deployments. No Uniforms. No formations. No power tripping idiots. Whats not to love. Nothing I miss.
I totally understand the more money bit... Done that too...

Formations, shaving? I've forgotten what that is!... :)
09-02-2013 10:07 AM
Gi_Jo_Nathan I guess I'll join the party.
I originally wanted to go into the UAV field, but it was too new at the time, 1998. There wasn't even an actual AIT for it.
I ended up going 63B, Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic, which changed over to 91B.
Been AGR in the Army Reserves for 11 years, 3 years TPU before that.
09-02-2013 10:04 AM
Floodyou76
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One doesn't fully understand how much being part of the Big Army sucks until they've been lucky enough to have spent time elsewhere.

I don't agree at all. I did 8 years Marine Corps. Haven't regretted EASing for one second. I make more money, I get to do what I like, I don't have to shave if I don't want to. I don't have to live in some trashing military town. I get to wake up after the sun. No deployments. No Uniforms. No formations. No power tripping idiots. Whats not to love. Nothing I miss.
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