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post #31 of 38
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Originally Posted by globetrotter View Post
I was in the IDF...

You guys are damn hi-speed. And you've definately got some hot female-types.

Too bad you guys don't really take American Gentiles. Why don't U.S. Army chicks look like this?

post #32 of 38
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Originally Posted by RyJ Maduro View Post
. Why don't U.S. Army chicks look like this?


Not a lot of mizrahi chicks in the US military.
post #33 of 38
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Originally Posted by m@T View Post
I'll PM him this thread and see if we can get his ass out from underneath a six-foot-two eastern European hooker...but from memory Tom did two tours of Iraq as penance for his ROTC-sponsored education.
Just got Matt's pm. I'll work the computer with my hands, but my ass is enjoying its current placement.

I've been a civilian for about a year now. It's kind of weird, but that's another story. There's already good info in this thread so I can't add many technical details. Take special note of the Canadian officer's post--if you really can name your position coming out of college, that's a huge plus. It's only a pseudo-crapshoot in the American Army; officers will 90%+ of the time get one of their top three choices, and if you're good, people will go to bat for you to get your first choice. If you're enlisting, you can indeed enlist as a paralegal, so you can still work in law. As Globe pointed out it's not the pointy end of the stick, but it kind of is in the legal world. You'll have the benefit of working on some ground-breaking cases involving human rights, maybe. If that floats your boat, then it makes a lot of sense. Being a combat JAG kind of sucks, according to coworkers.

Other thing I'll add is that people who are saying "this is a bad time to join the military" are flat wrong. After two tours, I don't have any holes I didn't start with, and a huge percentage of GIs can say the same. The things that I took away are invaluable, and you just may decide to make a life of it. It's going to take more stones to stand up to your friends than to actually go to war.

Good luck
Tom
post #34 of 38
I can't really add much that hasn't been said, but I am going to be joining the RAF and working in Intelligence, coming from a military family I have to say I like the lifestyle it offers and the community but it definitely seems to be almost separated from civilian life at times.
post #35 of 38
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Not really sure what you're trying to get at. First, you don't actually volunteer for the military -- you get paid. Second, I hope you were kidding about never volunteering for anything.
Well then, let me see it I can clear that up for you: assuming you find yourself in any branch of any nation's military service the first thing you want to remember is do not volunteer for anything, ever! Someday a sergeant will show up and say: "I need a volunteer to go on a date with Miss Pop-Star Wonderful!" [fill in appropriate name here] He is lying! If you raise your hand you will end up shoveling shit in Louisiana, or worse. He is looking for a sucker for a job that is at least no fun and more likely, extremely dangerous. Volunteering for anything in the service is a good way to at best get on a miserable detail or more likely get your head shot off or end up staked out on an anthill.
post #36 of 38

The military is a wonderful profession. I have been serving for 13 years now and I will tell you, that the travel and the experiences are wonderful. You work with smart people for a cause that is really bigger than yourself. You are signing up to protect your nation. There is honor and selfless service in doing so. I recommend you sit with your local recruiter and ask the questions that would seem irrelevant or insignificant. Get the good stories along with the bad and weigh your personal values against it all. I have yet to meet a person who has served and said that they hated every minute of it. Also, the military (I am Army) has a better physical fitness program which targets each member to maintain some sort of fitness.GO ARMY. 

post #37 of 38
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Originally Posted by Westpointkappa View Post

The military is a wonderful profession. I have been serving for 13 years now and I will tell you, that the travel and the experiences are wonderful. You work with smart people for a cause that is really bigger than yourself. You are signing up to protect your nation. There is honor and selfless service in doing so. I recommend you sit with your local recruiter and ask the questions that would seem irrelevant or insignificant. Get the good stories along with the bad and weigh your personal values against it all. I have yet to meet a person who has served and said that they hated every minute of it. Also, the military (I am Army) has a better physical fitness program which targets each member to maintain some sort of fitness.GO ARMY. 

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post #38 of 38
Served 8 years before getting out. If you're young,motivated and looking for some direction in life the military is a great choice. The new Army transformation is cutting dead weight big time. If you're a dead beat don't bother to apply. You will probably be chaptered out. If you can make it though so many doors open up for.you get to travel(Afghanistan) and meet great people.
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