- 06-06-2012, 11:15 PM
- 06-06-2012, 11:23 PM
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
- 06-06-2012, 11:51 PM
06-07-2012, 12:41 AM
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.Originally Posted by kingk0ng
06-07-2012, 01:07 AM
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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06-07-2012, 01:16 AM
06-07-2012, 05:17 PM
Thats firefighter right? That is somethin that has crossed my mind before. I think fire makes me more nervous than bullets tho lol.Originally Posted by Valdez
06-07-2012, 05:38 PM
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
06-07-2012, 08:15 PM
Yea firefighter. Fire is easy and if you're an adrenaline junky you'll love it!Originally Posted by bomcgraw
06-07-2012, 08:39 PM
06-08-2012, 01:05 AM
If you ever have any questions regarding 12M or army regs in general let me knowOriginally Posted by bomcgraw
06-08-2012, 01:24 AM
06-08-2012, 01:34 AM