Glad to hear that you're getting to your Post in one piece...Good thing the military takes good care of its "meat". Just be careful that you don't
wind up in the "grinder."
Ok, I admit my mistake...Scout, not Ranger. A mere slip of the tongue (keyboard?)
Any specialty job in the military takes training & time. 'A' School, 'C School, whatever they call it in your branch...Mine was Navy. The 'A
School for my Rate took something almost
equal to a 2-year college degree & crammed it into 7 months; Then I had 'C School right after. By the
time I completed both schools, I was OTM3 (Ocean Systems Technician-Maintainer, Rank of PO3) with specialization in Comm Systems.
Branch or Ratings aside, you still have your work cut out for you.
If you find yourself under fire, remember you're avatar...You can accomplish anything if you set your mind to it, even survival.
A few other things to remember:
Military Intelligence is an oxymoron.
Third man on the match (to light a cigarette) is dead.
Until graduating Boot Camp, the 2 things you learn best is your shoeshine kit & the back of someone else's bald head. They save the hard stuff until
No battle plan survives in the face of the enemy.
When your orders don't make any sense, start reading Sun Tzu's, "The Art of War." It'll help you a lot more than reading the Bible.
God bless & Godspeed, until your next time checking in with us.
[edit on 20-11-2006 by MidnightDStroyer]