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Posted: 6/11/2009 11:23:18 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/11/2009 11:25:12 AM EST by toddsuff]
I fixed and flew on helicopters during my time in the USMC. While I was serving I met a few guys who had been to sniper school, and a few who had "been there, done that" while I was in.

It seems like everyone else I have met in the last few years in civilian life was a Scout Sniper, or some sort of uber ninja when they were in. What's up with that? ;)

Just venting. If I have to listen politely to another bs story from a guy who was probably a cook I think I'll puke. I'd respect the guy more if he just said "I was a cook."

Link Posted: 6/11/2009 11:26:16 AM EST
Air Defense Artillery; Bn level puke (S3 - PFC).

There do appear to be 300 snipers or rangers for every average bloke, don't there?
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 11:27:27 AM EST
thanks for your service even if you weren't a ninja sniper
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 11:28:03 AM EST
Nope...I'm just a pointy head(somebody hear might know what that is)!
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 11:28:11 AM EST
YES....
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 11:28:33 AM EST
Probably. Same whit happens when you play COD4. EVERYBODY is a UBER sniper. In fact they have all been to real sniper training.

Posers are all around us. Gun Show is all I need to say.
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 11:29:51 AM EST
Don't forget about the Navy SEALS.


EVERYONE is a SEAL.
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 11:30:19 AM EST
Mobile Radio Operator...2531, USMC
C-130 Loadmaster...USAF
Missile Warning mission crew chief...USAF.
Oh, I forgot to mention door gunner on the Space Shuttle
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 11:32:04 AM EST
i played with bombs..

really big ones too

IYAOYAS
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 11:33:08 AM EST
Just your standard 11B here.

Hell, I'll even admit to being worse than a leg. I'm a dope on a rope.

Link Posted: 6/11/2009 11:33:13 AM EST
I was a photographer that worked on recon planes. Kind of a cool job if you like working on the deck of the Nimitz.
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 11:34:51 AM EST
So far at the local gun range I have:

Seen Navy Seal logo's on clothing...Man was not a Seal ever...not even in the NAVY.

Several have told me they were Snipers.

Another was "NAVY" "worked with special forces"

Link Posted: 6/11/2009 11:34:52 AM EST
5811 Military police-USMC
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 11:36:09 AM EST
Electronics Tech Radar classification,, USN.
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 11:37:59 AM EST
Heck we were all something exotic, men/women who chose to serve our country.

12 B Airborne Sapper Exotic enough for ya
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 11:38:45 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/11/2009 11:39:02 AM EST by Hendricks5150]
Some possibly lie? Everyone wants to be a scout sniper since Jar Head came out.

Thanks for your service!
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 11:39:04 AM EST
92a(automated logistical supply specialist) for 4 years then 94a(electronic missle systems repairer) for my last 2.

I was on my units' rifle team for 3 years and the TNNG rifle and pistol team for my last year, so I had that going for me.
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 11:40:19 AM EST
6016 here –– KC-130 powerline mechanic
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 11:41:02 AM EST
N I S, yeh I was that guy.
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 11:42:36 AM EST
4F - Nearsighted Civilian Puke.

Link Posted: 6/11/2009 11:43:02 AM EST
O.K. I have to get in on this one! I belong to a range with about 1,100 members. It seems atleast 200 have claimed a sniper MOS at one time or another. One claimed he was a Marine in Vietnam, in a super secret unit called the Red Berets. He said you could tell them from other Marines because "we wore Red Berets". So I told him that I was in Vietnam as an undercover supersecret German Army sniper, attached to the Italian Navy, working with the P.F.s. First liar stands no chance!

Acutally Comm ! I knew PRC-25s in and out.
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 11:44:11 AM EST
I was a 68N, now a 15N

Avionics Tech.
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 11:44:22 AM EST
Are you at a gun show right now?

0311 here. I will admit that I was pretty bad-ass and they sometimes pulled me from my unit to go on ops with Force Recon. They always wanted me to formally join, but I just enjoyed being a plain old rifleman. If you look at my DD214 it just shows up as FAP/CAP due to the sensitive nature of the operations. If you look close, you can see one to many good conduct awards. That represents my Medal of Honor.
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 11:46:00 AM EST
If you Aint Ordnance You Are Smart!

Navy AT"I" 6704 NEC
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 11:46:35 AM EST
11A3Z: commissioned officer, went infantry, played in Germany for three years and then taught mortar gunnery at Ft Benning. Not too much on the sniper and commando stuff. We did get lost a lot in Germany if that counts for anything
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 11:47:15 AM EST
I was a super secret 107F with the Delta Rangers
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 11:47:45 AM EST
Originally Posted By AFSilverado:
Nope...I'm just a pointy head(somebody hear might know what that is)!


were you ecm or an avionics tech?



Link Posted: 6/11/2009 11:47:53 AM EST
44E and I ran the arms room in the USAR. Not the greatest but I did my bit.
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 11:48:18 AM EST
USAF Heating & Air specialist.....
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 11:49:23 AM EST
I spent some time in WEP Department with air launched ordnance but struck out as an AD, primarily working with A-6, KA-6D, EA-6B's (Pratt and Whitney P-8B's).


Link Posted: 6/11/2009 11:49:52 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/11/2009 11:52:58 AM EST by DaveS]
Originally Posted By toddsuff:
I fixed and flew on helicopters during my time in the USMC. While I was serving I met a few guys who had been to sniper school, and a few who had "been there, done that" while I was in.

It seems like everyone else I have met in the last few years in civilian life was a Scout Sniper, or some sort of uber ninja when they were in. What's up with that? ;)

Just venting. If I have to listen politely to another bs story from a guy who was probably a cook I think I'll puke. I'd respect the guy more if he just said "I was a cook."





'76-'86

I was never on a bad bird, thanks.





Yeah, got it the Smith-Barney way... I earned it.
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 11:49:53 AM EST
2147 LAV Mechanic - USMC
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 11:49:56 AM EST
During Vietnam, my dad was a supply clerk at a Hawk missile site in South Korea.
His bother was an MP in Hawaii.

I guess my family are just underachievers.
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 11:50:04 AM EST
ecm tech for a-10s, c-130s, b-52s, and helped the f-16 ground guys break shit.
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 11:50:14 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/11/2009 11:51:57 AM EST by GSPatton]
A-6E Avionics.

Navvet89 What squadron?
I was with VA-42 and VA-34.
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 11:51:13 AM EST
Military Police. I was a glorified gate-guard and doorman.
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 11:51:57 AM EST
When I got out of college I knew a guy who claimed that when he was younger, he was the best running back in Ohio. I asked him, "Well, what happened?"

He responded "I didn't want to play football when I got to high school."

Some of these people remind me of this guy.


Link Posted: 6/11/2009 11:52:15 AM EST
A lowly advisor
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 11:54:09 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/11/2009 11:54:22 AM EST by Mikhail_86]
0331, OJT'd as a 0351 too
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 11:55:07 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/11/2009 11:57:21 AM EST by StraightShooter7]
Yes, you are the only one...loser.























Link Posted: 6/11/2009 11:55:41 AM EST
Originally Posted By toddsuff:
I fixed and flew on helicopters during my time in the USMC. While I was serving I met a few guys who had been to sniper school, and a few who had "been there, done that" while I was in.

It seems like everyone else I have met in the last few years in civilian life was a Scout Sniper, or some sort of uber ninja when they were in. What's up with that? ;)

Just venting. If I have to listen politely to another bs story from a guy who was probably a cook I think I'll puke. I'd respect the guy more if he just said "I was a cook."



It is just people like to inflate who they really are for some reason. Just like every American is half Cherokee Indian, their family came over on the Mayflower and their great great grandfather is Gen. Lee.
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 11:56:11 AM EST
All I wanted to be when I grew up was an Machinegunner in the U.S. Army, Infantry. Which is exactly what I was. No more no less.
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 11:56:23 AM EST
Originally Posted By alphajaguars:
Just your standard 11B here.

Hell, I'll even admit to being worse than a leg. I'm a dope on a rope.



Don't worry, anyone who jumps out of a perfectly working airplane is crazy.
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 11:58:17 AM EST
45 seconds in.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkjekoxHX4Y


Anybody tells me they actually served as a cook or something mundane and I figure there's a better chance they were a seal-ranger-recon-beret than the guy who makes it a point to tell everyone he was a seal-ranger-recon-beret.

Link Posted: 6/11/2009 11:58:48 AM EST
I would tell you what I may or may not have done. However, it is so secret that there aren't any official records. (Double nought code of honor and all that you know.)
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 11:59:21 AM EST
Originally Posted By Squid1:
If you Aint Ordnance You Are Smart!

Navy AT"I" 6704 NEC



Navy AT "I" 6686 NEC (CATIIID)
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 11:59:45 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/11/2009 12:01:43 PM EST by blacksunshinez51]
0341/0331...although being in a Wpns Co. I did have several SS' as roomates(they were just Marines with different talents).
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 12:00:05 PM EST
Navy: FC
ARNG: 11B
ANG: Public Affairs

10 months and a wake-up to retire. WooT!
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 12:01:46 PM EST
I was just a lowly tank driver. To top that off I never fired a m16 while I was in either. I did however shoot alot of 1911's, greaseguns, M240's and of course Ma Deuce (m2). I hated having to lug that m2 from the armory to the tank park.
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 12:02:44 PM EST
One time in Laos, I did this one guy. From about a thousand yards out. Only a few guys in the whole world who coulda made that shot. It's the only thing I was ever good at.












Nevermind. Helicopter engine mechanic in the eighties. Ronbo was CINC. Good times....
Link Posted: 6/11/2009 12:02:56 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/11/2009 12:08:50 PM EST by Buckeye67]
1985 to1991 - MOS 97E Interrogator/Linguist*

Not only was I an MI dweeb, I was an Army Reserve MI dweeb, or as I like to say - I was in the "SAS" (Saturdays and Sundays).


*The MOS has since been retitled "Human Intelligence Collector" or something like that.


ETA: If this somehow counts as a cool/exotic MOS let me know, so I can give myself a few more ego points.
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