:rofl:Stay off the radar during initial training. Keep your mouth shut and your ears open. Do as you're told and do it quickly. Basic has turned into a shadow of its former self.
I hope you went Airborne. You don't want to be a dirty leg.
I dont remember being that fortunate. As for being in Iraq for 2 out of 4 years that all depends on which unit s you get put in hasn't anything to do with what your recruiter will tell you mine told me all sorts of stuff but only about 20% of it turned out to be true or happen the way I expected it.get used to getting by on 3-4 hours of sleep
I have to disagree there. Being a grunt is the best decision I ever made! I have seen the rest of the army and all I have to say is no thanks!Prepare to deploy to either Iraq or Afghanistan.
Learn how to handle being yelled and cursed-out. Leadership in the Infantry is measured by who can yell the loudest and curse the most.
Go for a different MOS, that big fat bonus you will be receiving is available in other MOS's.
Think twice about being a grunt.
Same applies in the other services as well I guess, besides grunts are getting some pretty insane bonuses over here in the MC atm, I can't imagine the Army is much different.I have to disagree there. Being a grunt is the best decision I ever made! I have seen the rest of the army and all I have to say is no thanks!
I can agree and disagree with this. If someone is planning to stay in the military then Infantry/Combat Arms is a great choice. If you're planning on doing 2-4 years then moving on Infantry doesn't translate the best to civilian life. Your overall military experience obviously translates but Infantry skills won't for a lot of jobs. This wouldn't be the case if your looking into LEO type work though.Go for a different MOS