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Thread: Army, Navy, Marines, or Coast Guard...Tell me stories...Im going to enlist

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    Quote Originally Posted by chandler86 View Post
    you sound pretty set on joining one of the branches, so that being a given the best piece of advice i can give you is to enlist for the minimum amount of time possible. different MOS's have different minimum enlistment timeframes. if you like it you can re-enlist later, and if you dont then you wont be stuck for long. dont let a recruiter sweet talk you either, decide what you want and dont sign anything until you get it in writing.

    BTW i am a sgt in the army working on my second deployment in iraq right now, so i know a thing or two....
    yea im lucky that one of my friends was a requiter so he has been very helpful on aiding me in the direction i need to take. I was going to sit down and meet with each branch to see what branch seems like i would love.

    in bold to the statment you made....

    these days you need EVERYTHING in writing....so i agree 100% with this statement.

    My brother-in-law is in iraq (Baghdad) right now hes a cpt in the army on a 15 month deployment...

    My father was a marine... he never really speaks about it... only thing he ever told me about it was smoking stoges and praying to god you did not get soaped while you were asleep.. (soap in a bag and whacked over the head... )

    my grandfather was army... who also received a purple heart.

    Out of my whole family...cousins included... i would be the first of all of us to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supertick View Post
    Yah, O.K. Hardest? Until you work with S.O.G. or Rangers you can't say who is who as far as professionalism or durability.

    Also, how would you know why people don't like their time in service? I didn't have a great time the whole time I was in but I am definitely glad I did my time.

    I'm not trying to come across like a dick, but I wouldn't go telling a competitive bodybuilder what is what, because I've never stepped up there. Probably never will. I say let those who know dish out the advice. This is probably one of the top 3 biggest decisions she will make and you only get one chance.
    Marines = first ones in,t he last ones out. They are the most elite of the MAIN branches. If you want to talk about Special forces then you have to include the Navy Seals, who are usually Marines. I also know that the army is going the say the Rangers are the most Elite no matter what and the Navy/Marines will say the Seals. From all the people I've talked to, and I've talked to ALOT, they all happen to love the military and some wish they went career.

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    one more thing to consider is where you might like to be stationed at overseas. you mentioned going into the medical field, and since every branch has medical personnel you could be stationed almost anywhere. that is where choosing a branch comes in - i.e. marines tend to go to the philipines and japan, army goes to germany and korea, and the navy just sails all over the place and makes port calls everywhere. i was in germany for a bit, but most of the time i should have been in germany i was deployed to iraq on my first tour. it was great while i was there though.

    i am out of fort sill oklahoma now, chrisco. been in iraq since jan. and will be here until december at the earliest, april at the latest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vargasty View Post
    Marines = first ones in,t he last ones out. They are the most elite of the MAIN branches. If you want to talk about Special forces then you have to include the Navy Seals, who are usually Marines. I also know that the army is going the say the Rangers are the most Elite no matter what and the Navy/Marines will say the Seals. From all the people I've talked to, and I've talked to ALOT, they all happen to love the military and some wish they went career.
    No the first ones in are SOG operators, by a long shot. SEALS are made of Navy personell who have been selected to try out for the program. SEALS fall under the SOCOM umbrella. Marines have been credited with great toughness due to their performance as a well functioning unit. This has been true but the forces have all evolved to be a more joint task force in this new era of warfare. Anyone who has been over there fighting can attest to the fact that they have had to work with many branches and coalition forces. Trust me when I say this, no matter what branch of service you are does not, in anyway, indicate what type of person you are. Not since they made passing BMT a must for nearly all recruits. Once you see those who have made it out the other end of schools and better yet, combat you will never be able to judge a persons ability to fight or how they carry themselves in tough times. Even with SOCOM unit it comes down to how you operate as a team, not as an individual.
    It doesn't matter how many people you talk to. Nothing can replace experience.
    BTW, I'm not trying to take anything away from Marines, but I don't think they should be held on a higher pedistal than any other service member.

    Power, if you want to go to italy, korea, japan, or germany you could try your luck in the Air Force. If you want to be guarnteed a spot overseas you can workout a desired location in to your contract when you enlist.

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    i have a meeting with the army tomorrow, and a meeting with the Navy on friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PowerMania View Post
    im not a bro...im a sista

    yea i was going to meet with the navy tomorrow too....
    i wouldnt mind working my way up to be a seal.
    Women are excluded from SOF (SEALs, Green Berets, Force Recon, Delta, etc.)

    I'm AD USN since Mar 27 1997. I wish I could tell you about the Navy, but women are excluded from submarine duty which is the type of work I have been doing since I joined.

    One thing I can tell you since one of my best friends from HS was a Marine is that you want to stay off of carriers - get on a small boy (destroyer, cruiser, etc.)

    I would also offer up that you consider the Coast Guard - they are part of the military and serve a vital role. Since 9/11 they are shifted and fall under the DoD/Navy.

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    Can you post on message boards from bootcamp?



    Better than the "doing porn" thread I guess though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuke View Post
    Women are excluded from SOF (SEALs, Green Berets, Force Recon, Delta, etc.)

    I'm AD USN since Mar 27 1997. I wish I could tell you about the Navy, but women are excluded from submarine duty which is the type of work I have been doing since I joined.

    One thing I can tell you since one of my best friends from HS was a Marine is that you want to stay off of carriers - get on a small boy (destroyer, cruiser, etc.)

    I would also offer up that you consider the Coast Guard - they are part of the military and serve a vital role. Since 9/11 they are shifted and fall under the DoD/Navy.

    Ask Warrior about the aderall.
    thats what the navy recruiter said when we were on the phone. That woman could not work their way up to seals. I was like well that kinda of sucks doesnt it?

    i will talk to the coast guard too. Im going to talk to all of them so i can find a branch that i feel fits me.

    i just cant act on emotion or pressure...i have to rationally think though all of this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninja Loco View Post
    There are no two bones about it. As intense as you say you are, The Marines are the ones for you. THE most physicaly fit fighting force in the entire world. I'd give my soul to be able to go back.



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    Put it this way for ya.

    Army uses more smarts.

    Air Force is like top brains

    Marines are well...jarheads , u gotta think about that one.

    Coast guard, fucking pussies

    Navy , smarts but still there basic is no challenge compared to army or marines.

    If you join a Combat MOS be prepared to get your ass kicked in Basic.
    Gentlemen, you have two choices: Mamma Mia or Jersey Boys.

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    Alright. It seems that there are a couple of people on here commenting who don't there own butt from a whole in the ground. First of all, the G.I. Bill just got reveamped and is now worth a ton more than a year ago, but the stipulations are a little diff. Second, I have been in the navy for a few years now and am getting ready to deploy the my second tour. I've been to afghanistan, iraq, quatar, oman, and somalia, and have expereinced that there are elite forces and professionalism among all four branches, the diff b/w them being the individuals running the specific units. Another thing is, the SEALs as a general note do not just fall under the SOCOM umbrella. A SEAL may deploy with the teams, or with the devgroup, or with SOCOM, or even with Delta. The chain of command for SF is complicated and very cross-connected. Whichever branch you choose, make sure that you find a good reason, and do what have to do in order to maintain a bit of pride about yourself. If you can't be proud to be in an outfit, then don't join it, and if you can't be proud of what you're doing, then don't do it. There a lot of oppurtunites for women more now than ever in the military, everything short of being a Navy SEAL from Weapons System Engineers to even fighter pilots. So, go ; and giv'em hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarheelhobbit View Post
    the SEALs as a general note do not just fall under the SOCOM umbrella. A SEAL may deploy with the teams, or with the devgroup, or with SOCOM, or even with Delta. The chain of command for SF is complicated and very cross-connected.
    From, http://www.globalsecurity.org/milita.../dod/socom.htm
    USSOCOM, one of nine unified commands in the US military’s combatant command structure, is composed of Army, Navy, and Air Force SOF.

    You are right, they don't JUST under SOCOM. They have a chain of command that goes all the way up just like everyone in the armed forces. Naval special operations command. But, SOCOM is Join Forces Special Operations Command. Having a span of control over each SOG.
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    Quote Originally Posted by supertick View Post
    From, http://www.globalsecurity.org/milita.../dod/socom.htm
    USSOCOM, one of nine unified commands in the US military’s combatant command structure, is composed of Army, Navy, and Air Force SOF.

    You are right, they don't JUST under SOCOM. They have a chain of command that goes all the way up just like everyone in the armed forces. Naval special operations command. But, SOCOM is Join Forces Special Operations Command. Having a span of control over each SOG.
    You now have explained what I just said in more detail. Basically, your statement was very general in nature, and now you have made it specific.

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    I see what you're gettin at. But civilians don't understand the diff b/w the diff types of commands as well as the diff b/w an admin chain of command and an operational COC. So I guess understand now what you meant, but, I thought it was a little too general.

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    well i went to see the army requiter today.
    Im not diving into this fast...im going to go slow even though i would like to leave tomorrow.

    I know the job i get is all based on my ASVAB scores. The requiter wants me to take it right away...(of course he does). But i told him i want to study for it so i can be prepared for it. Im not going to rush it, so im going to take my time with the test. Ill take the real test in a month or so. Untill then ill be studding https://www.march2success.com/index.cfm .
    I hired a math tutor and i have books on how to ace the asvab. Last time i did the practice test i did bad. And then i used those books and it increased my score by 15 points.

    so i think i can take my time with this...not rush or act on emotions.

    i just dont want to get dicked around..

    thats why ill get everything in writing, and take my time with the test. Like the guy said im not doing this for him, im doing it for me. So since its for me, he can wait when Im ready.

    I told him that i love jobs that are high stress. When i have a normal job....I get all flustered and dont think well.
    But given a job that requires you to think fast and respond with out thinking thats what im good at.

    I told him i love a thrill... i love adrenaline. I crave adrenaline.
    especially sky diving.. or parasaling

    Like the other day when i had to fight a fire....I LOVED the rush it gave me.

    Anyways he suggested i would like to go airborne or be a diver and dig wells in the ocean. Id LOVE to go airborne!

    so now all i have to do is wait..
    Im also waiting to talk to my brother in law to see what advice he has to offer me before i make any decisions.

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    Just realize this now, if you join the Army be prepared to go over sea's, it's going to happen unless somehow you find a non deployable job.
    Gentlemen, you have two choices: Mamma Mia or Jersey Boys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northman69 View Post
    Just realize this now, if you join the Army be prepared to go over sea's, it's going to happen unless somehow you find a non deployable job.
    i dont mind that... i want to go actually.

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