posted on Sep, 7 2010 @ 07:39 AM
reply to post by CynicalM
No, he's just a liar.
First off he went into basic which was 12 weeks when enlisted in 03 but possibly still the 6 or 9 they were doing prior. After that they have to be
trained 14 weeks in Florida, 3 weeks in Fairchild (SERE training), possibly 3 weeks at Ft Benning (not every one qualifies), then 11-12 weeks back in
So that's already a minimum of 34 weeks.
Following that he would have been tossed into his bucket and deployed. So, Afghanistan is a real possibility. The guys I know got about a month
stateside and spent the rest of the year deployed their first year.
Now here's the problem! The SpecOps claim... Only roughly 5% of those are guys are SpecOps and they don't get that designation until after 4 years,
realistically. Most of em just get assigned to conventional Army units, the two I knew at Ft Carson where working ammo. Why? You don't get your JTAC
(call in air-strikes) cert until you finish your apprenticeship which takes 2-3 years. You don't just pass their lax selection process and voila, you
are a tier 2 asset.
The other issue is he claims to be stationed in England. The problem with that is TACP guys aren't sent to USAF bases, they are sent to Army
installations. The only Army base I am aware of in England that we operate on belongs to the RAF at Hythe... Not that he can't actually be there,
So, looking at what we got here, I am supposed to believe that during all this he some how managed to also get a Masters?
So while some of it maybe plausible, not when you put it all together. He's lying about something.
EDIT TO ADD: July 1st is Independence Day for Phillipinos. I asked my exwife why she celebrated that day and got schooled as to why. That's the day
they won their independence from America following the Spanish-American War.
[edit on 7-9-2010 by AdAbsurdum]