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  1. sub_thug Red Belt

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    Used to be. Currently getting my lobotomy in order to promote to Major. Was at USASOC HQ before this. Hence my large amount of time to post on Sherdog... I'm so far removed from real work these days, and it's super frustrating.
     
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  2. Phr3121 Brown Belt

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    @sub_thug - remember U.S. Army Distance Learning? Where you did a course by correspondence (mail or internet).

    Well, someone has now had the bright idea to save the U.S. government some money and increase the quota for Green Berets (U.S. Army Special Forces). That's right, you can now join the U.S. Special Forces through a correspondence course. :)

    What a genius idea! I'll bet someone gets an extra star for that one. A self paced program with lots of videos to watch. You can be Airborne qualified without ever jumping out of an airplane. Just watch other people doing it. Watch students going through the Q course and earn your SF tab.

    Send in for your package and create an internet account with the school. No need for a passing 75% test score, 50% will do just fine. Re-test as often as you need. If you are a little overweight get a special waiver.

    Upon successful completion of your correspondence course, a Special Forces tab, an Airborne patch, and a Green beret will be mailed to you along with your certificate. Welcome to the most elite fighting force in the world.

    [​IMG]
     
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  3. soILL618 Green Belt

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    Hopefully you take a company. These last 2 years I've been doing 4 gone and 12 home, after doing 6/6 for a while it's a nice break.
     
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  4. sub_thug Red Belt

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    Yeah, I think I'm earmarked for a company, but that remains to be seen until the orders come to know for sure. You'll know I got it when I stop being on this site ;) Yeah, when I was on a team, we were doing the 6/6 thing, and honestly, I liked it. But I was only on a team for about 2 years. It's not like some guys who grow up on teams or the Warrants who stay on a team for like 10 years it seems. I'd like to be a little busier, but I'm sure that my wife appreciates me coming home every night.
     
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  5. sub_thug Red Belt

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    You'd actually be surprised on the amount of heavy-set guys that you see in Regiment. Especially on the Freefall teams. I don't know why, but those guys tend to be a little on the fluffy side. Although I don't think I've seen too many Underwater Operations (Dive team) guys be fat. A lot of long, lean dudes out there.
     
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  6. soILL618 Green Belt

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    I didn't think I'd like this cycle but we're still busy enough even in garrison, which is nice, so the tdy time is still there just shorter trips. We're doing halo requal right now for instance, 2 weeks. I just hit 7 years team time, I'll try to never leave until I have to!
     
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  7. soILL618 Green Belt

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    A) big guys fall better
    B) lies
     
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  8. sub_thug Red Belt

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    Yeah, don't leave until you absolutely have to. SWCS > Staff though.
     
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  9. soILL618 Green Belt

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    I'm looking to pin 8, take a team, then I'll give my pound! But the army has its ways..
     
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  10. Gregolian .45 ACP

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    Not really related to active duty but do companies like Academi hire civilians that never served? I've been looking at job posting for legal assistant type work (I like my job in the Courthouse but the damn coworkers are so fucking inefficient, unproffesional, and frankly piss poor at their job it drives me nuts) and I saw Academi had something posted but I don't want to waste my time if they don't consider non-vets.
     
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  11. soILL618 Green Belt

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    I'm sure they're out there but very few contractors hire 'exclusively' veterans. Especially for a non-operator type of job.

    The murky world of contracting has cleaned up quite a bit, but I would still be careful as to who the employer was. Things have changed with BW but, their reputation isn't amazing with people I know who worked for them.
     
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  12. The Higher Power "IT'S ME, AUSTIN!!!"

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    His fucking ears in the dress uniform picture.
     
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  14. The Higher Power "IT'S ME, AUSTIN!!!"

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    He signed up after 9/11 and went infantry but got medically discharged after getting messed up in a mountain biking accident.
    And yeah, I'm sure his DIs had fun with those ears.
     
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    Bbbooo to medical discharge. That fucking sucks.
     
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  16. Thai Domi Silver Belt

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  17. Phr3121 Brown Belt

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    MERRY
    CHRISTMAS
    SHITHEADS no wait SHIPMATES :) - U.S. Navy

    U.S. Navy and their flags. We use a radio in the U.S. Army. But yes, we are fucked if the battery is not working.
     
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  18. KoreanZawmbie Black Belt

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    I love every damn MOS except for MP. If you're an MP go to hell lol...

    People think civilian cops are bad, just wait until you come across one of them second rate cops known as MP.

    All active duty personnel know what I'm talking about
     
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    "Your rank doesn't overpower my authority!"

    An ex-SecurityForces person told me she said that to a LOT of people. :)
     
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