reply to post by socrates271
I’m not sure what the video is about, but as a former Soldier who served in both current theaters here is a word of advice is you choose to
1.) You decide what field you want tell your recruiter this is what I want. Make sure your ASVAB scores are good. And if they come up with a different
option for you can walk away from the table, I can guarantee you they will come back with the Job you want.
2.) When you’re in Basic/AIT training do with the Drill Sergeants tell you to do, they are there for a reason, they know what they’re talking
about. If you give it your all they will leave you be.
3.) When you get to your unit, stay away from Soldiers who are bad, guys who are always getting into trouble by their Sergeants, you don’t want to
get associated with them, you will be guilty by association.
4.) There use to be a saying in the old days "Don’t Volunteer for anything" I am suggesting that you do Volunteer for stupid details that come up.
the Leadership will see that you are taking initiative. ( Now be careful of what details you volunteer for, but as a general rule volunteer.0
5.) Ask to go to every Soldier of the Month/Quarter/Year board, this is another good indicator for leadership and a guarantee fast track for
promotions. ( win the board and study)
6.) Education- Due military and civilian classes. These can be done online and it goes along way for promotion, and helps you if you decided to be an
7.) PT- Try to max your 2mile Run, Push-ups, and sit-ups it also gets you noticed.
All in all you need to give a hundred percent if you join. It will fast track your career promotions, and you will excel. stay away from the "bad
boys" and by law you do not have to follow orders that are illegal, and damnit you better make sure they are illegal orders.