Civilians and DEPs READ Before Posting an Intro
Listen up and listen good, because this is your fair warning. If you failed to read up before posting as you were instructed then it is your loss. If you are here because you want to join the military you may as well get used to the lifestyle now. In the military, instructions are carefully paid attention to and executed without excuse.
Here is step one...
If you are a DEP or someone who aspires to join the military, tread lightly on these boards. Many of the Soldiers you will encounter here will be your Platoon Sergeants, your Drill Sergeants, your Black Hats, or your Ranger Instructors. I don't mean they are like them, I mean they ARE them.
Would you tell your Ranger Instructor to get fucked if he was standing in front of you? I highly doubt it. But if you insist we can surely show you the door and when you get to the training event in question you can reap what you sow then. If the member in question isn't in one of those positions, he probably knows someone who is. This site can be your biggest source of information and networking or you worst nightmare. Which way it goes is dictated by you.
This is not some weak half-assed Army bullshit site. The men here are the real deal. Anyone with a ribbon or a tab or the title "Paratrooper" under their name is most assuredly the real deal. In order to get that you have to show the proper paperwork and we do even check on that.
So watch what you say and refrain from giving out advice. How you conduct yourself here can matter to your actual life and career. If that doesn't matter to you, then don't bother going to MEPS. We don't need that kind of Soldier in our military.
I will hold myself out as an example. I hail from the smallest state in the union but in the course of membership on this site I have met:
1.) A company grade officer in the unit I just joined.
2.) A Ranger Instructor who at some point over the next couple years will likely be my tormentor when I hit his school.
3.) A senior NCO that is familiar with my entire chain of command for the unit I just joined. They were immensely helpful as a networking resource.
And I had five years in the Army when I joined this site.
Consider yourselves warned.
Last edited by Ops NCO; 09-02-2012 at 06:47 AM.
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