posted on Aug, 15 2012 @ 11:23 PM
reply to post by digital01anarchy
Ouch, I gotta disagree. Coming from my experience I don't know anyone who got screwed out of their job in bootcamp. Never heard of it happening
before, unless this is something new that's going on in the military? What branch did you serve?
What I do know is when I was getting out of the Navy they were in the process of downsizing and may be continuing to this day, but the Army was
picking up most of those sailors up offering nice bonuses. But I've been out of the military for a few years now so I dunno what's doin' today.
My advice to the OP is this, take the test, score high, and only join if you get the job you want. I'm pretty sure you won't be screwed out of your
job in bootcamp. I can't even imagine why in bootcamp they would screw anyone out of a job. Am I suppose to believe this is common place? Of course
not. Score high on the test you can and will get that job being a nuke or spook or anything else you want. There's a lot of jobs to be filled but
some can be over manned, happens everywhere, ask history teachers.
As far as going to school first and then becoming an officer? That's a great idea if you can afford school. A lot of people join for the GI Bill, (and
the Post 9/11 GI Bill is fantastic) for their ticket to college. You could take out loans and then pay off them off on an officers salary. You will be
commissioned (contracted) for at least 6 years so it'll help pay them bills down. Make ranks and earn mucho $$$$, who knows maybe you'll be a
That said, I would be very wary about joining the military at this time with these Gov'ts in charge. They are war hungry and leading us astray. Hey
OP, what branch you looking to join?
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