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  1. Quote Originally Posted by kingk0ng

    I admire your courage. You sound like me when I joined the USMC. I was the first person in my immediate family to be in the military and I avoided scholarships and headed straight to Parris Island.

    Personally man, combat related MOS' are best left in the hands of single men. That's JMO as back when I was in the Marines my wife and I were only in a relationship and we weren't married, but she did still love me and what I put her through I regret every single day. I could only imagine having a kid and looking he/she in the eye before saying goodbye for an entire year knowing I will be in a hot zone for death. You're an awfully strong person to outweigh those odds and just a suggestion from someone that has been there, think about it for a while.

    Special forces soldiers are some tough people. If you have Netflix, you can watch their training and the toughness of those guys are spectacular. If I would have stayed in the Marines, I would have probably attempted special forces. People say I've never been the same since I came back from Afghanistan. There was a lot of combat there when I went. I was a lot smaller then than I am now I was around 180-185lbs and I remember trying to lose weight because it was so hot.

    A guy that works at the hospital that is trying to get into nursing school told me he got an EPTS discharge for having high blood pressure. He was in the Army too and he said his MOS was transportation specialist. I guess the military has eased up a lot since 2003 because 10 year ago when you joined you joined and if you had high blood pressure they'd just say I hate that for ya lol.

    My cousin that is a 91M in the Army said he's been to Iraq twice and hasn't seen combat any.

    I remember hearing what you're talking about from somewhere, now I know why you're trying to go into infantry.
    I really appreciate the advice man. Believe me I have been, and will continue to think about my options. I think you've been more honest with me than anyone I've talked to. Everybody seems to either be a recruiter or a hippie protester lol.


  2. Quote Originally Posted by bomcgraw View Post
    I really appreciate the advice man. Believe me I have been, and will continue to think about my options. I think you've been more honest with me than anyone I've talked to. Everybody seems to either be a recruiter or a hippie protester lol.
    Yeah, recruiters don't always tell you the bad stuff. I remember being in high school. I was "fit" and we had a game that night so I had my football jersey on and was walking down the hall and he saw I guess that I was fit and said "hello sir, let me talk to you a minute about joining the Marines, you look like you'd be a good one". I had scholarships already to pay for college, and he basically built me up like I was going to be the perfect Marine, and I was like "this dude is cool as ****, I like guns, I like being fit, wth lets do this...I wanna be a Marine". I remember the first 8 weeks of basic training wanting nothing but to come home. I ended up eventually getting used to it and today I'm thankful for my honorable discharge because it got me into the BSN program at UT and also did a lot in helping me get the job I have today. I don't think I'd be where I am today if it wasn't for my time in the military, but recruiters tend to lie a lot I noticed.

    You're a brave soul man and you're one of a kind. God bless you and your family. Hopefully you find the right MOS and get your honorable discharge so that you have some great stories to tell your kids and grandkids.

    If it ever comes down to you having to kill someone in combat, believe me, part of you will never forgive yourself. When you come back and you see maniacs driving down the road flipping you off or giving your smurks in stores without knowing who you are or what you went through for THEM. You'll be disgusted with things you never were disgusted before. I remember coming home and getting pissed at people for sleeping past 7.
    Former Marine, UT-BSN, NSCA-CPT, NASM-CPT, CSCS
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by Bolanrox View Post
    much respect to the both of you!
    ^^This.^^ Thank you for your service.
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  4. Quote Originally Posted by kingk0ng

    Yeah, recruiters don't always tell you the bad stuff. I remember being in high school. I was "fit" and we had a game that night so I had my football jersey on and was walking down the hall and he saw I guess that I was fit and said "hello sir, let me talk to you a minute about joining the Marines, you look like you'd be a good one". I had scholarships already to pay for college, and he basically built me up like I was going to be the perfect Marine, and I was like "this dude is cool as ****, I like guns, I like being fit, wth lets do this...I wanna be a Marine". I remember the first 8 weeks of basic training wanting nothing but to come home. I ended up eventually getting used to it and today I'm thankful for my honorable discharge because it got me into the BSN program at UT and also did a lot in helping me get the job I have today. I don't think I'd be where I am today if it wasn't for my time in the military, but recruiters tend to lie a lot I noticed.

    You're a brave soul man and you're one of a kind. God bless you and your family. Hopefully you find the right MOS and get your honorable discharge so that you have some great stories to tell your kids and grandkids.

    If it ever comes down to you having to kill someone in combat, believe me, part of you will never forgive yourself. When you come back and you see maniacs driving down the road flipping you off or giving your smurks in stores without knowing who you are or what you went through for THEM. You'll be disgusted with things you never were disgusted before. I remember coming home and getting pissed at people for sleeping past 7.
    My recruiter was in the same cycle at basic training that I was the first time I enlisted. When I walked in his office he started giving me his sales pitch until I handed him my DD214 lol. There are definitely a ton of down sides to my career choice, and I still have a lot of decisions to make about which way I'm goin to follow it, but I love it. Thank you for your thoughts and blessings and God bless you and your family too. This world could use more people like you; the courage to fight, but an understanding of why it should be avoided. I've been called a "war mongerer" before because I want a combat MOS but that doesn't mean I WANT to kill people, I will if I HAVE to but if our troops are goin into a fight I wanna be there. I don't really know how to explain it better than that.

  5. I deploy in August and will be working with the army this time around. Having been a Corpsman with the Marines most my time it should be an interesting time working in another service.
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by bomcgraw View Post
    I really appreciate the advice man. Believe me I have been, and will continue to think about my options. I think you've been more honest with me than anyone I've talked to. Everybody seems to either be a recruiter or a hippie protester lol.
    Ever look into being a 12M? That's what I am and I love it. I'm in the guard now but if you're looking to go over there are deployment opportunites there as well and like a combat medic leads to good experience for a great civilian career down the road. Something to think about.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by Valdez

    Ever look into being a 12M? That's what I am and I love it. I'm in the guard now but if you're looking to go over there are deployment opportunites there as well and like a combat medic leads to good experience for a great civilian career down the road. Something to think about.
    Thats firefighter right? That is somethin that has crossed my mind before. I think fire makes me more nervous than bullets tho lol.

  8. Another great combat related MOS is MP. I thought long and hard about being MP since when I graduated high school my goal was to be in law enforcement. You've still got combat engineers, tankers, scouts, etc. There's tons of great MOS' in the Army, and even if later down the line you decide to choose another career path, an honorable discharge opens tons of doors of opportunities to you. I was offered a job at a federal prison making $39.77 as an RN and ended up turning it down. The bachelors degree helped, but the main thing they looked at was my honorable discharge. A lot of me getting into the highly competitive BSN program at UT was because of my honorable discharge.

    I don't know maybe it's because I'm in the healthcare field I just prefer being a 68W. You automatically get into PA school. Most of the PA's where I work earn around $45 hourly and around $120k yearly. To be guaranteed into that type of program just sounds like a pavement for future success, but once again, it's all in what you prefer. My neighbor was in the Army and was a mechanic, and now he works in the oil industry making a great living.
    Former Marine, UT-BSN, NSCA-CPT, NASM-CPT, CSCS

  9. Quote Originally Posted by bomcgraw

    Thats firefighter right? That is somethin that has crossed my mind before. I think fire makes me more nervous than bullets tho lol.
    Yea firefighter. Fire is easy and if you're an adrenaline junky you'll love it!
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  10. Quote Originally Posted by Valdez

    Yea firefighter. Fire is easy and if you're an adrenaline junky you'll love it!
    Well its definitely on my list of considerations.

  11. Quote Originally Posted by bomcgraw

    Well its definitely on my list of considerations.
    If you ever have any questions regarding 12M or army regs in general let me know
    The Physique Biochemist
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  12. Quote Originally Posted by Valdez

    If you ever have any questions regarding 12M or army regs in general let me know
    I will. Thanks man.

  13. No prob
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