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Posted: 10/12/2004 5:00:08 PM EST
If you could do it all over again, would you pick the same job?

Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:00:32 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/12/2004 5:00:55 PM EST by _Ugly_]
I'd have stayed in. The job was fine.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:01:04 PM EST
Infantry?
Yes.

Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:01:59 PM EST
wouldve stayed in...job was awesome
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:03:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
Infantry?
Yes.




I'm sorry to say this but, Cincinnatus, changing your avatar is just blasphemy.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:03:58 PM EST
I dont mind what I do but I kinda got to itch to become a MP
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:05:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By Palo_Duro:

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
Infantry?
Yes.




I'm sorry to say this but, Cincinnatus, changing your avatar is just blasphemy.


Really?
How come?

I thought I needed a new look.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:05:35 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:06:25 PM EST
would have got in earlier
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:06:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:

Originally Posted By Palo_Duro:

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
Infantry?
Yes.




I'm sorry to say this but, Cincinnatus, changing your avatar is just blasphemy.


Really?
How come?

I thought I needed a new look.



Can't recognize you right off the bat! I've actually got to be not lazy and look at your name!

Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:06:42 PM EST
I don't think I would of been a radio operator for a infantry unit again. That prc-77 was a heavy bitch after a long hump and RO's didn't have a good survival rate in combat also.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:06:44 PM EST
I retired from the army 10 years ago. If I could, I'd still be on active duty. The smell of diesel exhaust in the motor pool, the FTXs, running PT at oh-dark-thirty, getting drunk and chasing German pussy...

Hell yes, I'd do it again!
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:08:04 PM EST
I echo the sentiments about staying in. Those experiences cannot be had by any other profession.

Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:09:41 PM EST

Originally Posted By P806:
I don't think I would of been a radio operator for a infantry unit again. That prc-77 was a heavy bitch after a long hump and RO's didn't have a good survival rate in combat also.



Yeah, but you really didn't have much choice. An RO is placed in that position. Personally, I picked my BEST troop to be RO.

Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:10:13 PM EST

Originally Posted By Palo_Duro:

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:

Originally Posted By Palo_Duro:

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
Infantry?
Yes.




I'm sorry to say this but, Cincinnatus, changing your avatar is just blasphemy.


Really?
How come?

I thought I needed a new look.



Can't recognize you right off the bat! I've actually got to be not lazy and look at your name!



Be patient.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:10:35 PM EST

Originally Posted By panzersergeant:
I retired from the army 10 years ago. If I could, I'd still be on active duty. The smell of diesel exhaust in the motor pool, the FTXs, running PT at oh-dark-thirty, getting drunk and chasing German pussy...

Hell yes, I'd do it again!



+1 that's a ten on the rogometer!

Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:11:17 PM EST
16 yrs in and lovin' it! The only thing I would have done differently, is I wouldn't have volunteered for recruiter duty....some of the people I've had to deal with have soured my outlook on todays' youth.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:12:41 PM EST
Yes but damn glad I don't have to go through it again.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:12:52 PM EST

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:

Originally Posted By Palo_Duro:

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:

Originally Posted By Palo_Duro:

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
Infantry?
Yes.




I'm sorry to say this but, Cincinnatus, changing your avatar is just blasphemy.


Really?
How come?

I thought I needed a new look.



Can't recognize you right off the bat! I've actually got to be not lazy and look at your name!



Be patient.



Yeah but over time you get used to looking at an avatar and think, "...hey, that's Cincinnatus!"
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:13:50 PM EST
On track and wouldn't change a thing.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:14:25 PM EST

Originally Posted By RAMBOSKY:
Yes but damn glad I don't have to go through it again.



Roger that. There are a few things I wouldn't want to endure again. Like the Buddy Rappel in Mountain phase of hooah school.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:16:30 PM EST

Originally Posted By Garand_Shooter:
On track and wouldn't change a thing.



Well, you're an exception to this thread. I think you definitely picked the right MOS and represent it well. I look forward to your military expertise in the HoH threads.

Keep up the good work, hooah!

Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:16:49 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:18:11 PM EST
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Ya, you betcha. I would have gone active sooner and done more stuff, but I had a ball and am proud of what I accomplished. I can't imagine not having been a US Army Infantry Soldier.

Shit where else beside Arkansas can you say you were proud to have been a Hog Humper?
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:18:41 PM EST

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:
Job, no. Preparation beforehand, yes.



Having met you - I'd say you'd have fared quite well.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:19:42 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:19:53 PM EST

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Ya, you betcha. I would have gone active sooner and done more stuff, but I had a ball and am proud of what I accomplished. I can't imagine not having been a US Army Infantry Soldier.



A man with true spirit! Follow Me!


Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:20:12 PM EST
Wish I wouldve gone combat arms, nothing but envy for those guys even though Ive had my share of hooah moments.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:21:05 PM EST

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:

Originally Posted By Palo_Duro:

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:
Job, no. Preparation beforehand, yes.



Having met you - I'd say you'd have fared quite well.

I have you pegged - you are a BS artist of the First Degree





Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:21:44 PM EST
I would have stayed in longe.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:22:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By nf9648:
Wish I wouldve gone combat arms, nothing but envy for those guys even though Ive had my share of hooah moments.



That's what I've heard most. Thanks for wanting to do more!
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:22:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By Gunner1X:
I would have stayed in longer.



+10 Me too.

Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:23:58 PM EST
I would have gone Infantry.

One of the biggest regrets in my life was not going Infantry.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:24:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By fallingwrench:
I would have gone Infantry.

One of the biggest regrets in my life was not going Infantry.



Yes sir, but you still hold the nobility of being a combat vet! Thank you for your service!

Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:25:53 PM EST

Originally Posted By Palo_Duro:
If you could do it all over again, would you pick the same job?




No. I would have gone USMC rather than USN.

Not a slam against my beloved Navy, but I think I would have had more fun...
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:26:23 PM EST
I would have picked armor first instead of infantry, or at least tried for a posting at a mech unit instead of light. Would have had more of a chance to have gone to the Gulf if I had.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:26:55 PM EST
I would have applied myself better in college, but being in the military is good, God has blessed me and my family, all thanks to Him. I will probably retire at 20.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:28:07 PM EST

Originally Posted By Zaphod:

Originally Posted By Palo_Duro:
If you could do it all over again, would you pick the same job?




No. I would have gone USMC rather than USN.

Not a slam against my beloved Navy, but I think I would have had more fun...



I believe you would have. But I know a combat Navy vet of the Korean conflict who elevated my appreciation for you Navy boys. We need ya'll.

Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:28:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By RikWriter:
I would have picked armor first instead of infantry, or at least tried for a posting at a mech unit instead of light. Would have had more of a chance to have gone to the Gulf if I had.



lol - and a lot less humping!

Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:29:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By MST2:
I would have applied myself better in college, but being in the military is good, God has blessed me and my family, all thanks to Him. I will probably retire at 20.



Thank you for your service!

Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:33:36 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:35:14 PM EST

Originally Posted By DeadSled:
I dont mind what I do but I kinda got to itch to become a MP



Ignore it.

Seriously.

I have been an air support operation operator and an MP doing LE work. MP duty sucks.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:37:05 PM EST
When I was a weapons loader... I didn't dig the Air Force that much. But had I not been a 2W1 I would have never found out about being a Gunner on H60's .

Yeah, I wouldn't change a thing...
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:37:45 PM EST
If I had it all to do again and could chose I would have been an air defense operator instead of air support.

I also would have kept extending in the far east.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:39:49 PM EST
Would have enlisted before going to West Point.
would have gone infantry straight off instead of engineers.
Other than that,
Regrets, I've had a few. But, all in all, too few to mention
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:48:07 PM EST

Originally Posted By Palo_Duro:

Originally Posted By RikWriter:
I would have picked armor first instead of infantry, or at least tried for a posting at a mech unit instead of light. Would have had more of a chance to have gone to the Gulf if I had.



lol - and a lot less humping!




Well, that too...but to be honest we choppered around a lot more than we humped. I just felt like tits on a boar hog with all my friends from college in armor, mech, ADA and hell, even MP units over in Saudi and Kuwait while I defended Hawaii from Kim Il Sung...
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:49:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/12/2004 5:51:28 PM EST by TennVol]
If I could turn back the clock about 15 years, I would have retrained into the Contracting career field.

They get nice SRBs in each of the three zones and every contractor I used to work with that has retired, has come back as a GS-11 or 12 the next week in the exact same job .
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 6:04:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/12/2004 6:05:55 PM EST by Gunzilla]
The only mistake I made was getting out after my first hitch, but I corrected that in short order a long time ago and I am starting my third decade of service... I have had the chance to wear the uniform of three different branches and work closely with a fourth.

I have no regrets, some things I wonder if I did right, but no looking back and certainly no regrets. It tests you at times and the military is a strange thing... the best and happiest times of my life, as well as the most gut wrenching hurt I have ever known are all part of the life (but then, I guess I dont know much else?).

I have to say, without getting too syrupy, that The Good Lord has been a big help... and a special girl who has had more than her share of "waiting" help make it even more special -- But hey, I joined at 17 and have to look back at 40 now, my closet look like a surplus store and when people call me by my first name it goes right over my head

I can say that I look forward to settling down in one place, but man am I glad I took this course to get there...
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 6:07:51 PM EST

Originally Posted By Gunzilla:
The only mistake I made was getting out after my first hitch, but I corrected that in short order a long time ago and I am starting my third decade of service... I have had the chance to wear the uniform of three different branches and work closely with a fourth.

I have no regrets, some things I wonder if I did right, but no looking back and certainly no regrets. It tests you at times and the military is a strange thing... the best and happiest times of my life, as well as the most gut wrenching hurt I have ever known are all part of the life (but then, I guess I dont know much else?).

I have to say, without getting too syrupy, that The Good Lord has been a big help... and a special girl who has had more than her share of "waiting" help make it even more special -- But hey, I joined at 17 and have to look back at 40 now, my closet look like a surplus store and when people call me by my first name it goes right over my head

I can say that I look forward to settling down in one place, but man am I glad I took this course to get there...



Bra-vo! Outstanding. You're a good man.

Link Posted: 10/12/2004 6:09:51 PM EST
Still active duty, no plan to leave.....
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 6:11:57 PM EST
I just discounted 7 votes because I know none of you would have stayed out if given the chance to do it all over again.

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