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Discussion in 'The War Room' started by alanb, Jul 9, 2017.
The final march for Recon school. That looks torturous.
I heard some real bad stories from my recruiter as well. People coming in with their mom and the mom would do all the talking. I personally knew one guy who said he took the ASVAB 7 times, but still couldn't get accepted. How do these people survive long enough to get a drivers license?
I was out of highschool almost 2 years and with zero studying scored an 85. The recruiter told me that meant I could pretty much choose whatever job I wanted. I chose infantry...
Are you talking about SOI? I hope not.
That's BRC, and I'm sure it's 60+ days of suck.
Infantry school is stupid easy though. The longest march is only 20 Km.
the sad part is most of the military aged population arent eligible to join the military due being too stupid, medical issues, debt to income ratios, and/or criminal history
I'm not going to go as far as saying that SOI was hard, but doing the actual 20 miler sucked dick hard, especially guessing that if it was not 20 on the nuts it was longer.
What was funny, was how bad the instructors treated the MCT students. Their own instructors let our company cut in front of them at the armory for us to do the final turn in of weapons.
Yeah the 20 mile hump sucked no doubt but all those damn humps always sucked whether it was 3 or 25. Plus I did east coast so no hills for me.
I don't know when they dropped it but it's only 12.5 miles now.
Trying to think of the appropriate response and...
Fuck you is coming up tops
The point still stand. You have a small dick. LOL
Enlightened me if I am wrong. I was in Tanks so I didn't go to SOI. However the humps at MCT seemed longer and harder than boot camp so presumably the ones at SOI are a lot harder than either.
How so? The longest hump you do at MCT is only 15 Km.
My point is I always assumed SOI had really long humps because if MCT has 9.32 mile humps for POBS then SOI should have a lot longer humps.
We fucking hope.
If this happened with Obama in office, all bets are off.
Everyone forgets on two different occassions he called them 'Marine Corpse.'
First occasion? It could be written off as complete ignorance. Second occasion? It's unquestionable he has complete distain for them.
I don't know. That's how I picked up E-2 though was teaching the idiots to pass the ASVAB math portion. I'm talking about guys who didn't understand the concept of a variable in algebra. It was rather pathetic. Then again, the Marine Corps doesn't want smart people. Guys like me were always a thorn in the side of the NCOs because anytime they said something stupid I always had something to say.
I think you mean..
"I chose infantry!"
I'll never regret going infantry. Everyone tried to talk me out of it. It was like waking up to let someone take a dump on your head most days, but I loved it. Those days in the field or on deployment made it all worth it. Better than turning wrenches and being a bitch.
The longest hump at SOI is 20 Km and it's been that way for awhile.
How can those guys score that low on the ASVAB (mid-30s)? You need a High School Diploma or completion of your GED before joining the military. What kind of High School are these people graduating from?
...also drugs, DUIs, weight, and a background check. Financial issue is news to me. During WWII they initially required soldiers to be able to read and write, but because there was such a large number of men that could not do either, the U.S. Army had to quickly drop those requirements. Some MOSs will require you to get a security clearance. Imagine if we still had the draft...
what does this mean? specifically what fun do you think will begin?
Yeah how weird that he'd have respect for a veteran...
Because getting a 30 means you beat out 29/100 people that took the ASVAB.
I am pretty sure we don't have 30 percent high school drop out rate in this country.
Getting a 35 on the ASVAB mean you are not very smart but it does not mean you are a moron.
Most inner city youths in say Baltimore can not pass the ASVAB which is part of the reason we see such a large percentage of white farm kids in the service.
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