"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats." -Henery Louis Mencken (1880-1956)
Damn Hillary Clinton to the Abyss.
I hate posers!
*1992-1996 USMC Cpl
*12/2005 - present USAR Medic PL/Human Terrain Teams
"I might not be Airborne however, it says it on my right sleave!"
Oh this will be grand
Fucking Smart guy
Sponge he cant lick urine DarkS beat him to it.
Kid you had best tighten your shot group lots of old school motherfuckers in here who will not hesitate to goat rope and brand your ass.
Welcome though you are a brother nobody gets thru the orderly room that easy.
I should probably expound a little on this subject of "Ranger School and Me." I'm not here for lazy research: Ranger School is hardly esoteric. There's a ton of readily-available information about training for Ranger School, official standards, guidelines, etc. A Ranger-qualified officer sits about 20 feet from my desk and there's a PSYOP Ranger Support Detachment down the street. I don't need Scooby and the gang rolling in to "unmask The Phantom of the Darby Queen for me down at the Old Benning Fort." Mystery solved: Ranger School inherently sucks absolutely and will probably injure me in some permanent way. The Phantom is a guy wearing what appears to be a plaid skirt. Jinkies...
No, counter-intuitive though it may seem, it wasn't actually the postings of material experts that brought me here; it was the postings of some guy with a screen name like "JoeParatrooper" or something to that effect. I wanted to ask him about his personal, non-expert take on RAP (if he even ever got there) while I gnawed on beef jerky and sipped a Monster during my lunch break. Of course, I still don't know the answer to this now lukewarm question, having since been side-tracked/inspired by a barrage of belligerent demands, threats and what have you. Now I'm pretty much here for no reason...which is probably the final stage of initiation by the looks of things.
You are a paratrooper at Ft. Bragg in the army. Trust me, you can be a genius later.
Planet Bragg already has too many of them, and we are fresh out of genius positions here too.
If I were in your shoes, I would put down the thesaurus, go out and have some fun, P.T. my ass off, drop an app. for Ranger school, and enjoy being a knuckle dragger for awhile -- even if you are not.
Take it for what it is worth and good luck.
Light engineers must be proficient in marksmanship, demolitions, light infantry skills, and field-expedient engineering. Because of the austere conditions in which they operate, light engineers must have knowledge of all weapons in their unit, an intimate understanding of the weapons systems of the forces they support, and a working knowledge of the enemies' weapons. The close combat skills of light engineers must be unequaled. They must hold total confidence in their abilities to apply these skills and tools.
317th Eng (Combat Mech)
864th Eng (Combat Hvy)
A&B Plt. (ABN), 6th Eng, 6th ID (Arctic Light)
Co.C. 307th Eng. (ABN), 82nd Airborne Div.
having since been side-tracked/inspired by a barrage of belligerent demands, threats and what have you.
1. Look Before You Turn 2. Turn Right to Avoid Collisions 3. Lower Jumper has the Right of Way
Oh, there's no sand in this vagina. I'm still going to Ranger School and if everyone's razzing actually disturbed me I'd easily be able to resolve the problem by not logging in and reading their posts.
The Ranger School topic as a general point of discussion has long since lost it's novelty. At first when you hear about it you're all gut-checked and spooked just from descriptions. After a while everyone starts sounding like a fucking pirate: "ARRR, so ye think ye might go to the Ranger School do ye? Har-har! I knew some lads who dared. One tore 'is face off with a tree limb on a bad jump--popped 'is eye clean out the head. When he woke, thar sat 'is wedding ring on 'is chest: she didn't want him with how he looked. I knew 'im because that was the jump when I snapped me own femur like a twig on the jagged rocks...never to run faster than a 14-minute two mile ever again. Some...they die of the cold in tepid waters. T'is the devil's playground, she is..."
Jeb says: Oh, there's no sand in this vagina. I'm still going to Ranger School and if everyone's razzing actually disturbed me I'd easily be able to resolve the problem by not logging in and reading their posts.
Oh no! he threatened us by saying he wont log in anymore! Please, come back! We are sorry. Oh wait a minute. Who am I kidding? Fuck off with your 'wit'.
Since you stated you are in C company at SWCS I am assuming that you just graduated AIT and are now in language school and have not been to the POG yet. Study hard. How you do in language school often determines where you go and to what unit you will be assigned.
If you are looking to go to Ranger School, and it is never a given, try to get into 9th Battalion, and submit a request to tryout for the Ranger Detachment. The NCO's there will do there best to get you into the proper mental and physical shape to face the challenges you will encounter there.
If you want some advanced G2 on what you can expect; there are many here who wear the tab and one who is currently an RI. IF you have any questions about PSYOP or life in the POG, fire away. I did 17 years as a PSYOPer and am still connected to the community. Ask your questions, but be respectful. One of the primary rules of PSYOP is: DO NOT INSULT YOUR TARGET AUDIENCE!
Your response have been cute, but you are correct it was bad PSYOP.
I had a feeling I should not have checked this thread first thing on a Monday morning following a very shitty weekend.
Look stud muffin here is the skinny. I am going to give you a real no-shitter. Something that I learned from experience.
There are only four things that can keep you from your beloved tab.
1. You get hurt trying to go to RIP/PRC/RS and can't finish
2. You get peered out of RS and can't finish.
3. You don't come prepared and are asked to leave.
4. You Quit
All four of those have one thing in common. YOU. There you have it. That is all I know about earning the Tab.
Get in RS shape now and stay in shape. I am telling you from experience, when you get a shot and end up comming back home it is very difficult to get a second shot. If I was you, I would hook up with one of the Rangers on this site who can help you and show you the path grass hopper. There were no Ranger Mentors back in the day. You have a unique advantage.
You are articulate, a bit dry and have a great sense of humor. All of which will purchase you jack shit in the eyes of an RI. You want what many people covet. Coveting thy neighbor's TAB is not a sin. But wasting a slot is.....
I hope you get what you want. I do know that you will get what you deserve.
Last edited by zuluzerosix; 06-16-2008 at 10:58 AM.