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To: thefactor; DTogo

ROTC/Officer would be nice, but, unfortunately, he’s just not up to college level with grades and stuff.


17 posted on 09/11/2012 11:03:25 AM PDT by LonelyCon
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To: LonelyCon
he’s just not up to college level with grades and stuff.

Automatic promotion to and placement as a general.

22 posted on 09/11/2012 11:10:56 AM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: LonelyCon
There's also the question of his MOS, or his Army job. I went Infantry so I get the cool schools like Ranger, Airborne, Air Assault, etc... But our 'skill' is simply closing with and destroying the enemy. Doesn't exactly translate to a civilian job.

However, there are MOS's that will teach him skills that will translate very well to civilian careers, but he won't get to go to schools like the ones I named. Communications, mechanics, medical, and engineering jobs are highly desirable once you leave the Army.

23 posted on 09/11/2012 11:13:43 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: LonelyCon
How about some discipline and a commission in 2 years, then 2 more years of college before active duty?
26 posted on 09/11/2012 11:19:30 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: LonelyCon
"ROTC/Officer would be nice, but, unfortunately, he’s just not up to college level with grades and stuff."

Have him look into career fields with robust warrant officer programs. If he enlists and finds he really enjoys what he's doing, he can submit a warrant packet and have a career doing what he likes.

I spent 10 years on active duty as a Regular Army officer, and often times wish that was the route I'd taken.

36 posted on 09/11/2012 11:56:49 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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