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Random Questions about US Army?

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July 16, 2019 / By Catriona
Question: Please forgive my ignorance but I've never served and I only have 1 friend in the army but he's always busy, and I don't want to bother him with my questions. Plus he's only in AIT so he might not know as much as the people who have been in for a while. Anyway, I want to join the army, and I'm currently working out and dieting to lose some weight first. I was thinking about going in as 68w or at least something medical. Now..to the questions. 1. I've talked to some people, and read that the army just treats you as a number. You're disposable and if you have a family, who cares, they didn't issue you a family. That's some of the stuff I've heard, but I've heard good things too of course. So basically, is any of this true? 2. I have no college experience, so how realistic would it be to think I could complete enough schooling to be an officer? I'm 24 now (even though the recruiter said I could get a waiver for schooling), so I'm curious if I could complete it before the age deadline. I know ill be deployed, but I don't know how often. I know it varies, but on average, would I have the time to go to school? 3. 68w aka health care specialist - if I just do my AIT and nothing else, the best I could be in the civilian world would be an emt, right? I want to make a career out of the military, but when I retire I want to be able to have a job where I make good money. Would this mos be a good choice? I've heard its pretty much a stepping stone and that you could get schooling for a lot of different jobs from this training. Anyone do this? If I think of anything else to ask ill edit this. Thanks for reading this. Looking forward to being a soldier! I assume you mean caring for the world or something? I'm not, that's why I mentioned what jobs translate to good jobs in the civilian world. I want to make good money, but I want to be treated well while I'm in. What's high enough on the asvab? I scored a 92.
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Annelisa Annelisa | 3 days ago
1. The best advice I ever heard was from a Mustang officer, a guy who worked his way up from enlisted to officer (via Flight Warrant Officer in his case.) He told me there are two Armies. One Army is the bureaucratic Army. To that Army, you really are just a number, a little cog that can be placed anywhere the system wants to place it. This Army will lose your paperwork, short you deserved opportunities, Stop Loss you, etc. Partly it's just the "Needs of the Army." This Army does not care about your family situation. It cannot care. Its first and only priority is accomplishing the Mission, and regardless. It HAS to be this way, in order for our military to succeed. The other Army is the Army of the men and women you know personally, the men and women in your unit. They would lay down their lives for you, and you would do the same. These are the guys you train with, through thick and thin. They really do have your back - as you will learn on live fire ranges where you actually have to fire live rounds past your battle buddies to hit your targets. You want to talk about trust... These are the guys who will motivate you to keep slogging through long, harsh combat deployments. These guys are the reason you will keep going when you have nothing left to give. He said to not get bent out of shape when the first Army screws you around. Don't even worry about it. Focus on the second Army, that's all that really matters, in the end. I can't really answer the rest of your questions. I am not a combat medic. I can only tell you that's not an easy choice. But you don't sound like the kind of person who goes looking for easy, so more power to you, and Godspeed.
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Annelisa Originally Answered: Random Questions about US Army?
1. The best advice I ever heard was from a Mustang officer, a guy who worked his way up from enlisted to officer (via Flight Warrant Officer in his case.) He told me there are two Armies. One Army is the bureaucratic Army. To that Army, you really are just a number, a little cog that can be placed anywhere the system wants to place it. This Army will lose your paperwork, short you deserved opportunities, Stop Loss you, etc. Partly it's just the "Needs of the Army." This Army does not care about your family situation. It cannot care. Its first and only priority is accomplishing the Mission, and regardless. It HAS to be this way, in order for our military to succeed. The other Army is the Army of the men and women you know personally, the men and women in your unit. They would lay down their lives for you, and you would do the same. These are the guys you train with, through thick and thin. They really do have your back - as you will learn on live fire ranges where you actually have to fire live rounds past your battle buddies to hit your targets. You want to talk about trust... These are the guys who will motivate you to keep slogging through long, harsh combat deployments. These guys are the reason you will keep going when you have nothing left to give. He said to not get bent out of shape when the first Army screws you around. Don't even worry about it. Focus on the second Army, that's all that really matters, in the end. I can't really answer the rest of your questions. I am not a combat medic. I can only tell you that's not an easy choice. But you don't sound like the kind of person who goes looking for easy, so more power to you, and Godspeed.

Wyatt Wyatt
If you are interested in medical, consider the Navy Hospital Corps. Besides Army SF medics, and USAF PJ's, the Hospital Corpsman is the most diverse enlisted medical professional. As a basic Corpsman, right out of school, you can do more than any equivalent job in any other branch, and there are a lot of specialty schools you can go to as well. And if you want to be in a combat role, you can become an 8404, and be assigned to a Marine Corps unit. I'm not putting down any of the other branches, they all have a lot to offer, and they all do a damn good job, but if you want to get into medicine as an enlisted member, you will get a lot more experience as a Corpsman.
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Shaw Shaw
1-isn't true. If anything, married soldiers are treated ALOT better than single soldiers. You get your own house, you get MORE MONEY. You don't have to do room inspections or clean up after other people. 2-Depends on if you get sent to a combat arms unit or not... if you get sent to an infantry unit you'll probably have no time to do school(while deployed)... I'm currently deployed and i've seen bases offering college to stupid useless pogs while we're deployed... In the rear, you'll have time to get a bachelors then you can get commissioned and become a PA. 3-I'm sure if you became a PA you'd be qualified for more jobs... like Ranger/SF medics have a different qual than regular medics.
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Niel Niel
1. Government treats you as a number whether you are a civilian or a soldier. Welcome to life. The sooner you get over this carrying for the world liberal pussy tree hugging crap the better you will be off in life. Your job is to take care of yourself and your family and none else. 2. If you score high enough on your ASVAB then you can apply and go into Officer Candidate Schooling. 3. If you want to make a career out of the military then you are going into the wrong branch. The USAF is the best branch for a career. Followed by the Navy.
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Kole Kole
I received taught all approximately this in university at present. I can't don't forget the detailed figures however the EU has extra guys and of direction the British, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Estonian, and different EU international locations' armies are very constructed and one of the most first-rate on this planet. The most effective nation that would outrank them separately is the US, however because the EU the Europeans I consider are reasonably more potent. The EU hasn't received it's possess navy nevertheless, and if the US and EU went to warfare I consider on the second the US could win given that the EU armies aren't below a significant command they usually'd be much less organised and potent in a warfare. However if the EU controlled to efficiently unite and fall below a significant command the EU could win a warfare towards the US. Obviously that is not likely to ever occur due to the fact that the US and Europe are in NATO in combination and are very powerful allies towards different enemies. So total, the US Army would win a warfare towards any nation on this planet, however a united EU would simply be competent to win. And I'm British btw.
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