1969--19 yr old hippie--drafted--did not want to be there, but toughed it out. Tour of VN(25th INF) Lessons learned have served me well, knowing that I can handle anything that's put in front of me. Go for it and good luck!!!
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US army 3/8th field artillery Desert shield/storm. I had a alot of fun and anger. When you see those commericals of soldiers in the swamp up to their neck and they look bad a.. it seems so cool. Until its about 38 degrees and its raining and you are standing thier like an idiot waiting for the trainging op to begin. Or in the desert never getting to sleep for more than 5 hours at a time due to guard duty. And it being hot as all get out and flies that won't leave you alone. Even with all those bad memories I still wouldn't trade that time for anything. Something about carring an M-16/M-60 that is priceless. I still miss my weapon and its been years. I just wanted to mention the bad points of any service. Alot of times its not cool or fun.
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Originally Posted by Texas ZJ1
former USAF enlisted. I would not trade my time in, for anything.
If you are looking to get SF you need to be very fit and need to be able to swim very well. When I was in basic I trying out for combat control/Para-rescue but my swimming wasn't strong enough to even go to the second round.
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Have a very good friend that is going thru the SFAS right now. SF officers are Captains, so you'd be a couple years off. I can't call Kenny right now, but from what I can remember from him, you can't branch SF initially as an officer He went thru Airborne and Ranger school, then did a year in Afghanistan before he applied. There is an enlistment option that guarantees you a chance to try out (not get selected), but of course you wouldn't be an officer then.
Thanks for all of the replies. It is something I really want to do, just serve my country in general. But, being an SF officer would just be that much more fun. My buddy just got into ranger school, and I was talking to him about OCS, and he said most soldiers look down upon it because of the fact that you become an officer and didnt entirely earn it. I think I will go through with it, but I just need to get out of college, get my degree first.
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Easiest way to get into the SF world is to join a different service than the Army. I am a TACP in the Air Force, which means I control air strikes for the Army, and every Army unit, from tank battalion to Ranger to Special Forces group, need our services. I am not a full time anything, but get whored out (for lack of a better term) to anyone who needs us, whenever, where ever.
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