Discussion in 'On Topic' started by tattooed_sailor, Mar 5, 2008.
yes, yes I did.
Gotta hammer out all the details, but I'll be going in as a buck sergeant.
Buck Sergeant? Who uses that rank these days?
I guess I'm old
Its just regular sergeant, I've just always called it that. for those who are confused, its E-5.
Ok, take it Army, you prior service Navy?
Yes. I got out as an AT2, which is aviation electronics.
So did anyone here go Airborne/Air Assault/etc?
Any recommendations for getting ready? I'm going to try and leave for WTC in may.
Air Assualt, Rappel Master, blah blah blah. Learn how to climb a rope with the proper technique, not just with your arms, and start getting use to carrying a ruck. The 12 miler at the end of Air Assault is what fails a lot of people.
What MOS did you enlist for?
I have not signed yet, I just started the process today. I still have to take all the info in and have to get the necessary waivers.
I'll be signing up for 11X
Why not a aviation related job?
Because I let myself get talked out of doing what I wanted last time. I've been working in electronics for the last seven years, and if I go back into the Navy with my old rate I'll be a desk jockey within the first year or two. I'm after something a bit more outdoors oriented and physical.
1st class in navy = automatic desk jockey.
Precisely. Thats why I'm not going to go back into that field. I've got too much experience, and I've got the depot repair/manufacturing/development background now too. I would be done for actual work
I did WTC in 2006 at Ft Knox. It's moved and changed since then, but I've kept up with some of the details. PM me if you have any questions.
And congrats on picking an MOS that you wanted instead of what you'd been pigeon-holed into before. I did the same thing.
If you let it be that way then yes. I know first classes that get their hands dirty just as much if not more than their junior people. Sure you have to do more paperwork, but no one says you can't do your job anymore, just most first classes delegate it down the chain.
You know as well as I do most people just give up on work when they hit E6, most are in that "well now I gotta make chief" mode and it becomes a political game. They abandon their rate and take on as many command collateral's as they can. Bad thing is most commands support it. One of the reasons why I dislike the Navy (I'm sure it's the same across all branches though, although I've seen it less in the Marines I've worked with) and am getting out. But like I said, you don't have to do that, most people just do.
Thanks. I'm taking all the paperwork to the recruiters tomorrow, and I'm going to try and go to meps next month.
Damn, you would think that the recruiter would at least do some research. If I had not read every scrap before I went in there I would be fucked
With the volume of prior service coming through you should at least have half a clue as to whats going on.
I thought the same thing when I did it. And if your recruiter is anything like most others I've heard of, he will not have much if any information on WTC.
i was just talking with my grandad today. he went to korea twice and was all over the world. he was telling me stories about his time in the service.
he was the head radioman on his ship (don't know the technical term).
alot of the times said first classes are ordered to do that, so yes they pretty much have to...they dont have to NOT do what they used to do...but alot of times it would be overkill after a job that is drawing a days work out of them 'at a desk'...
He had never even heard of WTC. He actually thought I had to go through boot camp again
Got out May of 06
cool. its amazing how the technology he used has changed so drastically
Well it looks like I am going to have to wait a while. The whole court/probation/divorce is really putting a huge kink in the enlistment process. I am going to have to retry again in January after I get this other stuff resolved
That's a good amount of baggage.