posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 10:21 AM
Much like one of our favorite members here Proj
, I, too, have taken the Oath of
enlistment and am joining the ranks of the United States Army. You can read Proj's farewell post
, but mine is not a farewell, at least not yet.
I am not leaving any time relatively son, not until this upcoming June, but I wanted to share the news with all of you now. I am actually part of the
Reserve corps known as the Future Soldiers Program until I actually ship out to BCT this summer, then will I become active duty.
I will use this thread to update everyone here on the process that I have taken to get this far as of now and what will be upcoming for me as I get
close to shipping to training.It will also be interesting to what my progress as a 30-something year old guy training with a bunch of 18-20 year olds
as well. I have never felt so old!
So far I have completed the ASVAB, passed the physical, had a psych evaluation, my background checks done, chosen an MOS and signed my contract.
During the Future Soldiers program there will be meetings, lessons of basic army knowledge, PT...
I am both humbled and honored to be doing this for myself, my family and my country. i know there will be some here who are not going to be receptive
to this, and I am ok with that. This was my decision and it was not an easy decision to make.
Thank you all, but dont think your getting rid of me yet! Like I said, I dont leave until the summer!