QUOTE(koneko @ Jan 7 2009, 04:17 PM) [snapback]1478046[/snapback]
Isn't it true that the more schooling you've completed, the higher your starting rank is?
The US answers:
Yes, and no. You have the opportunity to gain more rank, and it's the only way to become an officer, or advance as one. Most generals are looking at 8 years or more at a serious university. Most people that go in with a year or two of college start at E2 or E3, though DEP programs can do the same.
Being a drop-out, I went in as E-nothing.
QUOTE(Psy @ Jan 7 2009, 07:00 AM) [snapback]1477974[/snapback]
I'd like to be in the infantry. Wouldn't really see the point joining the army just to sit behind a computer all day. Cheers for the details though mello, sounds pretty interesting.
Infantry is good, especially for the British. Most of the guys I meet didn't do anything except for standing about getting a tan. That isn't to say that was true for everyone, just the ones I met. It's a good way to go to see the world, maybe a little action, and go home all solid like.
QUOTE(Ayreon @ Jan 7 2009, 12:48 PM) [snapback]1478013[/snapback]
I don't think you can go wrong joining the army. But I would finish up whatever schooling your are currently doing before joining.
The American Army pays for schooling. You should look into seeing if you guys have a similar benefit.
QUOTE(Psy @ Jan 13 2009, 07:15 AM) [snapback]1478716[/snapback]
Wow, the ads on this site actually came in useful for once. Just got a link to this:http://www.armyfit.mod.uk/
Which teaches you how to do certain exercises and you can set up a personal fitness programme and stuff. Should be useful.
While having a shape is a good idea, they'll work you over pretty good too, while in basic. If you are in shape, it'll be easier, which isn't always a good thing. The guys in the best shape in my company always failed at simple things. I suppose it's because the extra stress opens you up to more brainwashing, I dunno.
QUOTE(Bain @ Jan 15 2009, 08:58 PM) [snapback]1479028[/snapback]
Fuck yeah what he said. And yeah I am. I been in just over 13 months.
What's up, Devil Dog?
QUOTE(Kuwong @ Jan 7 2009, 06:04 PM) [snapback]1478064[/snapback]
I honestly don't see the point. Yes, it's honourable to the country, joining the armed forces. But the fact is, you'd just get shipped to Iraq to fight for oil, etc. If I was you, I wouldn't. You've got what sounds like a well paying job, another degree to earn, which results in better money.
I know it's not all about money, but you have to consider do you really want this? Not having the luxuries of your home. Perhaps not getting to play the next GTA game when it's released.
This is a worthless post, pure and simple. I played more video games over there then I have in my life, no joke. When you're not killing arabs, you're in a tent with an x-box. You're not fighting for oil either. At no time did I ever post up on an oil well and defend it. I did however guard a fuel depot, since the arabs do like to steal a lot. They once stole out razor wire and attempted to sell it back.