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Military? Maybe? Advice/Opinions please.

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by ryanlvv, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. ryanlvv

    ryanlvv Well-Known Member

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    That's a viable problem in itself, gotta love being an idiot 17 year old.
     
  2. Michigan Planner

    Michigan Planner Senior member

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    Coast Guard can indeed get stationed overseas. I know that the Coast Guard handled quite a bit of the day-to-day port and harbor security in Iraq during the conflict there as well as some patrolling of the navigable waterways going inland. There are also small air detachments in Newfoundland, Guam, Italy, Midway Island, Wake Island, and I think in Guantanamo, Cuba.

    Additionally, even if you are stationed stateside, you might not always be in a coastal area. The Coast Guard has a heavy presence in the Great Lakes (unless you consider that coastal) as well as Grand Prairie and El Paso, TX; Louisville, KY and I'm sure I'm forgetting some places.
     
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    cahlersmeyer Senior member

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  4. Ketawa

    Ketawa Senior member

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    There are some people stationed in PATFORSWA, but those billets are very competitive. You don't go there unless you want to.

    Good point though about the Great Lakes and inland areas, there's some river tenders I think on the Mississippi, maybe other places. Ultimately though I think it's easy to avoid those places if you choose the right rate, and as a whole, the locations are better than in the other branches.
     
  5. ryanlvv

    ryanlvv Well-Known Member

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    I didn't even know the Coast Guard was recruiting?

    Cahlersmeyer,

    Do you happen to know anything about all the TRADOC schools you can go to in the Army and how it works?
     
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    cahlersmeyer Senior member

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    As in, Rangers, SF, SERE, SAPPER, SNIPER, HRT, MOUNTAIN, etc?
     
  7. London Rudeboy

    London Rudeboy Senior member

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    I haven't read the whole thread as I only want to make one unrelated comment. In my military days in the early 80s on RAF Regiment Airborne, the fittest, most skillful and most professional US troops I worked with in training and on exercises were the US Army Rangers. And I worked with Army Airborne, USAF CSP and USMC. But the Rangers were way out in front in terms of stamina and skill. Those guys were as good as the Royal Marines.
     
  8. Sir Humphrey Appleby

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    Sorry for hijacking the thread a bit, what do ex-officers of infantry, armoured corps and communications think their comission has done for them trying to find civilian jobs?
     

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