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Posted: 11/26/2002 11:44:07 PM EDT
I am 38 years old previous military experience and am considering joining the guard. I am presently in Texas with a relocation to the PRK most likely in my future. Anyone here in the Texas NG? Thanks, John
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 11:51:58 PM EDT
Im kinda in the same boat you are, been out for 3 years thinking of going to the guard, Im 30, But I also know that there is a chance that I could have to wear the Sky Blue of the U.N. and I refuse to do that....otherwise I would be all over it...
Link Posted: 11/27/2002 3:45:12 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/27/2002 4:43:35 AM EDT
I think if you're prior service, you skip basic and go straight to your unit. I'm prior NG and have been considering reupping myself. Thinking, thinking, thinking...
Link Posted: 11/27/2002 4:47:54 AM EDT
Just wondering.....what type of a unit would you be joingin up with....what MOS?
Link Posted: 11/27/2002 5:10:40 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/27/2002 6:15:30 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/27/2002 6:36:33 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Hoplite:
Originally Posted By Hmanjr: I think if you're prior service, you skip basic and go straight to your unit. I'm prior NG and have been considering reupping myself. Thinking, thinking, thinking...
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if you are prior service and have been out less than 2 years you can skip basic. Back 2 summers ago when i was at ITB, we had 2 prior enlisted in my company alone who had served in special forces (18E and 18C) but were out for 10 years (both were hovering 40 years old). They said they were going to regular units and had to go through a re orientation program to get back into SF after they graduated ITB and were sent off to a unit. cnt remember the 18cs name but the 18E was Spc Murray or Murry. He had been bumped down from e-6 and the other guy was bumped fown to e4 from SFC. There was also a pv2 who had a 7id patch and a CIB who was a cop after panama for like 8 years and he was going through again. He had been a SSG before. As far as joining the guard well hope you are in a good unit. Its a shame but some of the units are the exact stereotype people have of the guard
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Ouch, didn't realize the requirement to go back through absic, though I realize the reasons for. Hmmm.
Link Posted: 11/27/2002 6:48:35 AM EDT
Ropes, why you going to Kali, new job? Not liking n Texas? There are some new plants going up here and in Oklahoma. Let me know. TXLEWIS
Link Posted: 11/27/2002 6:52:06 AM EDT
I think it depends on a lot of different things. I didn't have to go through again, and I got out in 1995.
Link Posted: 11/27/2002 6:59:42 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/27/2002 8:03:57 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/27/2002 8:10:31 AM EDT
Anyone who joins the service today, Guard or active duty, had better PLAN on being deployed. Your kidding yourself you think otherwise. If that fits I'd say our forces are starving for good talent. Clinton surely drove out most of it.
Link Posted: 11/27/2002 8:35:47 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/27/2002 10:06:50 AM EDT
Have you thought of going Regular again? I'm prior RA and tried going back RA after 9/11, but my age disqualified me. Make sure you totally accept the probability of getting called up. Too many of my buds saw their Reserve units fall apart after returning from the Gulf War. The men never thought it would happen!
Link Posted: 11/27/2002 10:12:39 AM EDT
Free advice... Don't.
Link Posted: 11/27/2002 5:03:43 PM EDT
I am not sure of the unit being in the Dallas area I will probably end up in a Mech Unit but my goal is to end up in a light infantry or air cav unit (Kali). I know I would get deployed - no biggie it is part of the game and whats the point in joining if you arent ready to deploy. I was a gas turbine mechanic in the Navy for 6 years. TX Lewis I would be transfering for work and family reasons. It is not a sure thing and I am not looking forward to it. We will see what happens - when are we shooting? Thanks All I will let you know what happens, I am waiting for the weekend to end so I can talk to a recruiter. Ropes
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