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Drake Vhett

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« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2012, 09:48:07 PM »
Someone has to provide your taxi service.


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« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2012, 10:11:30 PM »
Someone has to provide your taxi service.
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« Reply #22 on: July 17, 2012, 12:10:52 AM »
guess who just enlisted in the Navy?

This guy

IN THE NAVY

Where can you find pleasure,
search the world for treasure,
learn science, technology?

Where can you begin to make your dreams all come true
on the land or on the sea?
Where can you learn to fly, play in sports or skindive,
study oceanography?

Sign up for the big band or sit in the grand standwhen your team and others meet.
      In the Navy, yes, you can sail the seven seas.  

    In the Navy, yes, you can put your mind at ease.

     In the Navy, come on now people, make a stand.
  
   In the Navy, can't you see we need a hand.    

  In the Navy, come on, protect the motherland.  

    In the Navy, come on and join your fellow, man.  
 
   In the Navy, come on, people, and make a stand.  

    In the Navy, in the Navy.  

 They want you!
 They want you!
They want you as a new recruit!
If you like adventure don't you wait to enter the recruiting office fast.
Don't you hesitate, there is no need to wait; they're signing up new seamen fast.

Maybe you are too young to join up today
but don't you worry 'bout the thing for I'm sure there will be always the good Navy
protecting the land and sea.  
   In the Navy...  
 They want you!
They want you!
They want you as a new recruit!  
They want you!
They want you!
They want you as a new recruit!

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« Reply #23 on: July 17, 2012, 12:49:48 AM »
I don't need a taxi. I got legs, and boots. And a humvee.
The  purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in
defense. The sword is more important than the shield, and skill is more
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« Reply #24 on: July 17, 2012, 02:45:18 AM »


Lt Kendrick ( A Few Good Men)

"No, I like all you Navy boys. Whenever we gotta go someplace to fight, you fellas give us a ride."



Yes as a Canadian, I've really got no persepctive on the US Navy/ Marine dynamics, but it's a good quote.  :p

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« Reply #25 on: July 17, 2012, 02:59:27 AM »
...I've really got no persepctive on the US Navy/ Marine dynamics...

As a Navy Brat, I can summarize the Navy's stereotypical view on Marines in one nickname, "The Stowaways".

On that note, I once heard a funny story in the ID office at Puget Sound Shipyard. So one guy is telling his buddy about how it became a real pain in the but to feed all of the additional guys on ship, so I guess he was a cook*. His shipmate, at least I assume, replied "Which additional guys?". The cook replied, "All the Marines. We put out twice as much food and all of it is always gone". The buddy gives him this weird look and says, "The only extra guys we've got on ship are the SEALs". So it was in this crappy little waiting room that I learned the answer to one of the Navy's oldest questions, "Who eats more than the Marines"? Apparently a SEAL team.

*Footnote: It can not be argued that there is any better and more efficient food providing service in the world than the US Navy's cooks. It was an old saying on the Sub boats my father served on among the cooks(who are the world's closest to Culinary Special Forces): "If you want to end world hunger, put the Navy in charge, we'll have it solved in a week".


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« Reply #26 on: July 19, 2012, 04:58:33 PM »
I am currently 13 years old and in the Young Marines and I'm torn between my dads wish and mine. He wants me to go to college and become an officer but I want to enlist right after high school any help?
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« Reply #27 on: July 19, 2012, 09:36:15 PM »
There are a few things I can list off the top of my head:

1. Officers get paid more. An O-1 racks in around $600 more than E-1's.

2. The college degree you get will be a way into a civilian job later in life.

3. If you enlist, college tuition will be payed by your GI Bill, so you wouldn't have the additional costs.

4. I don't know about other branches but in the Navy you can actually go from Enlisted to Officer if you get to Warrant Officer and then go to OCS to get your commission. I imagine the Marines have a similar program. That being said, this only works if you're going for a career.

5. Dependent on what you want to do in the Marines, you might need a commission to do it. In example,  I'm pretty sure pilots need to be an officer.

6. You're 13, and things might change in the next 5 years, so don't worry about it now. Who knows, you might not even want to go into the military when you're old enough.


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« Reply #28 on: July 19, 2012, 10:56:25 PM »
Well I know for sure that I want to be a Marine but the problem with being an officer is that you don't know for sure if your going to get the specialty you want. I couldn't stand being stuck behind a deskif that's we're they'll send me. But with enlisted they almost guarantee the job you choose. I want to be in or near the action.
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« Reply #29 on: July 19, 2012, 11:15:37 PM »
Being enlisted doesn't grantee a combat posting. There are as many, if not more, non-combat Enlisted roles as their are for officers. Supply clerks, logistics personnel, cooks, mechanics, etc. are all enlisted postings that are non-combat.


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« Reply #30 on: July 20, 2012, 12:18:37 AM »
And why do you want to be "in or near the action"??? Do you LIKE living in dirt, not getting sleep, not knowing when you're going to eat next and being so dehydrated you can't see straight? Getting shot at, and blown up. If so let me know......

Okay, Drake actually has a few good points. Now let's clarify a few others. EVERY branch has Warrant Officers, and every branch has different reasons and criteria for those WO's. For example, the Army let's WO's fly helicopters. The Marine Corps does not. Yes the GI bill will pay for tuition. If you get the chance to go to school while attempting to do your job.

It's all about the INFANTRY.
EVERYTHING ELSE IS SUPPORT!!!

If you have any other questions there vod'ika let ME know.
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« Reply #31 on: July 20, 2012, 01:21:09 AM »
Alright Carnivore 1 I do have a question for you, would you be enlisted, or officer?
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« Reply #32 on: July 20, 2012, 01:28:25 AM »
One of these three posters is a NCO in the Marine Corps, and it's not me.


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« Reply #33 on: July 20, 2012, 01:35:26 AM »
I don't see any posters.
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« Reply #34 on: July 20, 2012, 01:52:40 AM »
You do realize it is called "Posting a reply"? Thus you, Carnivore, and I are all posters.


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« Reply #35 on: July 20, 2012, 02:06:05 AM »
I tout you meant a picture poster I'm sorry I'm new at this. So back to my original question to carnivore. Should I go enlisted or officer?
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« Reply #36 on: July 20, 2012, 03:45:52 AM »
In Carnivore's case, it's a past-tense; but if he's willing to share, I'd love to hear how/why he chose to enlist in the Marines rather than another branch of service.

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« Reply #37 on: July 20, 2012, 05:04:28 PM »
Let's start with GM4's question. I enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1997. There has never been an interest in going officer. WARRANT officer is a different story, but actually getting a commission and being an officer holds no interest for me. Enlisted Marines get the job done, officers just sit back and watch. It's not about money, it's about serving your country. As to whether YOU should go officer or enlisted that's ON YOU. You decide what will make you happy. I recommend you don't worry about it for a few years, and just have a good time. Play some sports, learn a martial art. Stuff like that.

When I get time I'll answer the rest, especially Dred's question.
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« Reply #38 on: July 20, 2012, 08:17:12 PM »
Ok I do have another question for you, what are the requirements for becoming a scout sniper?
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« Reply #39 on: July 20, 2012, 10:10:43 PM »
Try google first and then let me know what they say.
The  purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in
defense. The sword is more important than the shield, and skill is more
important than either. The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental.

Drake and I agreed on something. Somebody get the camera out to capture the moment.