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Unread 01-08-2009, 02:16 AM   #1
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Ok so the recruiter started callin again today. Now im rethinking it all again.
I passed up the best offer ever in HS because my mom wouldnt sign. There went the FF slot. So this past year after I got fed up with life and I went to join, told them only ff or mp. Went to meps for the mp and they changed my mos to something else so I said it was a no go. I still wanna go, but i wanna wait untill I take this test for a local Fire dept. Either way i'll still go but it will decide the active or reserve part.
I know my credit isnt good enough for mp now so what to do. . .
the construction, mechanic, and combat fields are the only ones that interest me. However I will look at any other suggestions.
I understand what is required of me (physically, mental, the risk) and have no problem with any of it. Just not sure of the MOS I want.
So if yall could suggest some from the fields I named and from others. And give some basic info on them it would be very much appreciated.
Oh thoughts on active vs. reserve?


Thanks Guys!




*** please dont refer me to the army site. Ive looked it over many times. I want to hear what ppl who was/is in or have some dealing with the army. Refrain from telling me im an idiot for doing it or anyother nonsense that pops up in some threads.

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Unread 01-08-2009, 02:25 AM   #2
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go active, reserve and guard is way more relaxed and not like the real military. then again it depends on what you want. Right now enlistment bonuses for National Guard and Active are ridiculously high, it might also be for reserves.

youll most likely get deployed with any of those I just listed so dont worry about being deployed, though if you really want to get deployed go to 10th mountain in Fort drum NY.

as for branches, couldnt tell ya, I havent gotten mine yet. But basically youre gonna hear from people in those branches who either loved it or hated it. so theyll tell you to join that branch or dont. then theyll talk about friends who liked the branch their friends got. So i dont know what youre really looking for here. You should be more specific, atleast thats how i feel. but definitely listen to these guys some of them are currently serving and deployed. theres another guy doing engineers I think and he has another thread going on
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Unread 01-08-2009, 02:40 AM   #3
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Kodiak, you're still sucking on your mama's titties, who are you to be giving advice about anything and what do you know about the military?

bh, it is my impression that most military bases use civilian gs employees as firefighters. If you think you'll be riding the engine as an enlisted, you might want dig deeper so you don't find yourself doing something totally different than what you have in mind.
Active vs. reserve is your choice. I vote active, go see the world, do some stuff, mature, and get a steady paycheck. I did 4 years in the Marines as an MP myself and wouldn't trade it for anything. Although I did spend a year in Japan, and I'm not real fond of Asia personally.

You pick construction as your MOS and you most likely will have bought a ticket to the sand box for a while. Reconstruction will be ongoing for a while there.

You can always apply to be a DOD firefighter if you decide not to go active duty.
Or get an engineering degree and work for the Army Corps of Engineers.
Just some other points of view.
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Unread 01-08-2009, 02:43 AM   #4
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what branch you want to join???
to let you know i rather go active to see the world.
umm the mos im going for is 0311 infantry rifleman.
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Unread 01-08-2009, 02:43 AM   #5
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Yeah I was following another military one, I didnt want to take over someone elses with all of my questions. I have a few in mind all of which are things I enjoy. Just want more of a "inside look" at them. Ive read all the army has on them, but is like a food commercial. Sure it looks good but whats it really like.

Ok so anyone got any real life experiance with any of these???
Infantryman (11X)
Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic (63B)
Machinist (44E)
Combat Engineer (21B)
Carpentry and Masonry Specialist (21W)
Technical Engineer (21T)
MP (31B)
FireFighter (21M)
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Unread 01-08-2009, 02:48 AM   #6
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Kodiak, you're still sucking on your mama's titties, who are you to be giving advice about anything and what do you know about the military?

bh, it is my impression that most military bases use civilian gs employees as firefighters. If you think you'll be riding the engine as an enlisted, you might want dig deeper so you don't find yourself doing something totally different than what you have in mind.
Active vs. reserve is your choice. I vote active, go see the world, do some stuff, mature, and get a steady paycheck. I did 4 years in the Marines as an MP myself and wouldn't trade it for anything. Although I did spend a year in Japan, and I'm not real fond of Asia personally.



You pick construction as your MOS and you most likely will have bought a ticket to the sand box for a while. Reconstruction will be ongoing for a while there.


You can always apply to be a DOD firefighter if you decide not to go active duty.
Or get an engineering degree and work for the Army Corps of Engineers.
Just some other points of view.
{they told me that its a limited postion so that out anyway}
{no problem with that, they told me when i tried to get mp that i would spend plenty of time over there}
{dod???}
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Unread 01-08-2009, 02:49 AM   #7
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i have a buddy in the marines that infantry he says its hell but if u like kicking down doors go infantry he loves what he does an he is in camp luguene north carolina he loves the corp and that what im going to do is Marines 2 but what ever u like do it.....
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Unread 01-08-2009, 02:56 AM   #8
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idk if im up to the marines standard?
isnt it harder to get in?



and yeah the bustin down doors and all of that good **** is what I want but its what my buddy did and he said he wished he would have picked a mos that would have helped hime more after the army. So thats why im lookin in to other stuff.

plus I want the folks to be some what ok with it, and tellin them im gonna be kickin down doors, blown holes in things isnt gonna help.
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Unread 01-08-2009, 02:56 AM   #9
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Kodiak, you're still sucking on your mama's titties, who are you to be giving advice about anything and what do you know about the military?

bh, it is my impression that most military bases use civilian gs employees as firefighters. If you think you'll be riding the engine as an enlisted, you might want dig deeper so you don't find yourself doing something totally different than what you have in mind.
Active vs. reserve is your choice. I vote active, go see the world, do some stuff, mature, and get a steady paycheck. I did 4 years in the Marines as an MP myself and wouldn't trade it for anything. Although I did spend a year in Japan, and I'm not real fond of Asia personally.

You pick construction as your MOS and you most likely will have bought a ticket to the sand box for a while. Reconstruction will be ongoing for a while there.

You can always apply to be a DOD firefighter if you decide not to go active duty.
Or get an engineering degree and work for the Army Corps of Engineers.
Just some other points of view.
I forgot the marine corps is for the best and brightest and those who still believe in Darth Vader.
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Unread 01-08-2009, 02:59 AM   #10
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Ok well let me give you some advice. If you like to learn and are pretty competent as a mechanic coming into the Army as a mechanic is the way to go. I am a 63H (track vehicle repairer) currently stationed in Germany, I love my MOS and always have. I am not sure if they even still offer 63H as an option but if you were to come in to the maintenance field I would suggest becoming a 63B due to the fact you will be able to make rank a little easier. There are a ton of different MOS's in the maintenance field and some of them are awesome and some of them kinda suck here is a quick run down with some pro's and con's.

MOS Pro's

63H working on tracked vehicles

Test driving what you work on

being higher eschelon (less later nights)



Con's

Slower promotion to SGT and SSG

less chance to be involved in the troubleshooting process







MOS Pro's

63B quicker promotions

More involved in troubleshooting

Con's

lot's of early morning's and late nights

if an important vehicle breaks on a friday night you stay till it is fully mission capable regardless



there are a bunch more but those are the two closest to what you would do as a civilian mechanic. There is also a heavy equipment mechanic but they usually get stuck in engineer units working on alot of hydraulics, forklifts, C trucks and generally just pain in the *** equipment.

As mentioned I would fully reccomend Active duty over gaurd or reserve due to the following.

1. Active duty trains more frequently, therefore making Soldiers better prepared to deploy to hostile enviroments.

2. My buddy joined active duty the same time as me and after four years of active duty decided to try the National Guard while attending college. After talking to him about it he said that he hates it and it is just rediculous.

3. You most likely will go to Iraq or Afghanistan, prepare yourself to do so. Don't act like it is a surprise when you are informed you are deploying, it's a life changing experience that you will appreciate.

I can tell you that the Army is great and that it has definitley given me some great experiences over the past 5 1/2 years. I don't know how old you are but as a young 18 or 19 year old guy you will not find any other job in the world that will put so much trust in you. An example of this would be:

1. Shooting .50cal Machine gun, Shooting fully automatic grenade launcher, using hand grenades, walking around foreign countries with a locked and loaded M-4 searching for terrorists.

2. Driving a 60Ton M1 Abrams

3. The opportunity to become a young leader.


If you are a hard worker, and you have a good head on your shoulders the Army is a great place for you to be. One more thing that I would suggest to you is to come in for 3 or four years for your initial enlistment, the reason is so that you will be able to try things out and see how you like them before you are stuck in something you may not like.


Understand that the first 6 months (roughly) will be spent in basic training and AIT both of which are generally pretty strict and differ greatly from what active duty military life is usually like. Keep your head up and just do what you are told everything will be ok.

I also noticed that you wanted to become an MP but just as a warning MP's usually have jacked up hours and rarely get a weekend off.

Well I suppose I will let somebody else chime in. If you have any questions and want honest experienced answers don't be afraid to ask me man.
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Unread 01-08-2009, 02:59 AM   #11
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idk if im up to the marines standard?
isnt it harder to get in?

and yeah the bustin down doors and all of that good **** is what I want but its what my buddy did and he said he wished he would have picked a mos that would have helped hime more after the army. So thats why im lookin in to other stuff.

plus I want the folks to be some what ok with it, and tellin them im gonna be kickin down doors, blown holes in things isnt gonna help.
physically yes they have higher standardsa nd they can only take in 220,000 people(that might only be active). But my friends have told me that they treat you more like crap in the Marines, but take care of you more in the Army. However the marines take it as being more rugged and hardcore. Just a matter of perspective.

If you dont think you can go Marines, I wouldnt go infantry in the army. If you want to make it a career I'd go army, people say that theres more opportunities there, as it is way bigger than the Marine Corps. Also the mentality of the people youre around will be different.
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what do u mean no up 4 it i aint there standar either but ima loose weight so i can leave
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I forgot the marine corps is for the best and brightest and those who still believe in Darth Vader.
Believe? I am Darth Vader.
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Unread 01-08-2009, 03:01 AM   #14
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I can handle the physical requirments
its just test scores to get in the marines im worried about.
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Unread 01-08-2009, 03:04 AM   #15
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what do u mean no up 4 it i aint there standar either but ima loose weight so i can leave
can you please write with complete words? jesus that was difficult to read
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