Discussion in 'On Topic' started by jehan60188, Jul 31, 2009.
im not american but it seems to me that you'd go to OCS if you wanted a long military career vs ROTC if you just wanted 1 contract
this is true. i do aspire to one day be a ship's captain
looks pretty regimented... do enlisted marine's go through this as well?
Do you have specific questions about OCS or your just thinking that it is going to suck?
how much longer is an ocs related contract than an rotc contract?
and is going on in this thread
don't believe any thing that is written there, its complete bullshit.
Not to talk shit about branches, but I found Navy guys exaggerated to the extremes to talk about their training.
wow what a pussy, with such a limited outlook on life. He is just describing the customs of the military, wtf did you think you were joining the boy scouts.
Yes they are going to tell you what to do, no need to be such a bitch about it. I have a feeling he spent a lot of his free time feeling bad about himself and then writing home about how bad he felt.
if you read the comments he is a wash out, don't take advice from a wanna-be who quit or was kicked out.
i was pretty sure it was going to suck, but i can endure through suck. what i can't endure is a drill sergeant that wants me out.
so now i'm second guessing myself, which is the last thing i should be doing >_<
yah, i guess he's writing about it being too hard because it was too hard for him...
i should probably take his writing with a grain of salt.
this set of red flags for me:
his terminology is wrong, you aren't a 'student' as he put it. This isn't college anymore, you are an officer candidate or candidate for short. It might seem like a slight difference but it is not
Dude that's the instructor's job... to get you to doubt yourself. Put the stress on and see if you crack. If all it took was reading some shitty article for you to start doubting your decision, you honestly might want to postpone going into the Navy and grow up a bit. Really.
During the sports competition between the different OCSs, that was held at Fort Benning, the Navy candidates were like robots in the DFAC. Arms locked at 90 degrees, place tray down on table, return for two drinks. We had some strict rules, but it wasn't that serious.
And yes, the Army whipped both the Air Force and Navy in every athlete competition except volleyball.