Today guys I signed an 18x Special Forces recruit contract. What I wrote on another board so you guys can see what I got.. It was quite the long day waking up at 4am. Anyhow passed through the physical no problem. Began the talk with the counselor. Told him I wanted nothing less then 11x w/ABN. I was also told at the time that the 18x program was also pretty much filled up. Once I made it clear that I could wait and DEP because of college it allowed them to look out a little more. Started working up the chain of command trying to find me an ABN spot. Eventually it came down to 3 or 4 different people up the chain that getting ABN guaranteed on a contract was not going to happen. Same for option 40 which is RIP. They did find an 18x spot which I took. Ship 20040708. 5yr enlistment with a $7k cash bonus and automatic E-3 pay grade as long as my Security clearance clears and I complete the necessary pre-basic requirements. What I'm looking for in the Army is a change in life as well as the physical and mental challenge which the 18x Special Forces Recruit program will certainly bring with it. I have many people praying for me and plenty who believe I can do it. It all comes down to me. I'm certainly going to try and be in the best possible shape I can be in before I leave for basic training. Going to be borring my recruiter's rucksack so I can begin getting out there and rucking. One of the crucial parts of training. That also combined with running, weight lifting, swimming etc.