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Posted: 1/30/2006 9:43:56 PM EDT
Why wasnt he an officer if he went to college?
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 9:44:28 PM EDT
No OCS.


Aviator
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 9:44:46 PM EDT
i have wondered that also
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 10:09:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/30/2006 10:09:59 PM EDT by Sukebe]

Originally Posted By Aviator:
No OCS.


Aviator



+1

He would have had to apply for and be accepted to OCS. I'm suprised he wasn't recruited for OCS, he certainly was officer material.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 1:09:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Sukebe:
I'm suprised he wasn't recruited for OCS, he certainly was officer material.



Link Posted: 1/31/2006 1:11:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ARDOC:
Why wasnt he an officer if he went to college?



didn't you watch the movie? That would have been a waste of a fine enlisted troop.

~Dg84
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 3:16:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Sukebe:

Originally Posted By Aviator:
No OCS.


Aviator



+1

He would have had to apply for and be accepted to OCS. I'm suprised he wasn't recruited for OCS, he certainly was officer material.



Thats exactly what I was thinking! He would have taken better care of his men then Lt Dan.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 3:41:48 AM EDT
won't college get you a rank above private if you enlist and don't do OCS?
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 4:12:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sharky30:
won't college get you a rank above private if you enlist and don't do OCS?




Now, now gentlemen, you are asking for some idiot liberal to actually research his work BEFORE he publishes it. That is really expecting too much.

I don't know what it got you back then, but these days a degree gets you SPC. At the time it might have gotten you the same.

Also, he did not have ROTC.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 5:28:13 AM EDT
Because he was a retard?


Scratch that... he could've been a joint chief.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 5:29:50 AM EDT
didn't he go to college after the war?
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 5:31:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By doorgunner84:

Originally Posted By ARDOC:
Why wasnt he an officer if he went to college?



didn't you watch the movie? That would have been a waste of a fine enlisted troop.

~Dg84



My thoughts exactly.

Didn't you guys listen to the DI?
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 5:39:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dvr9:
didn't he go to college after the war?

No, he got recruited at his graduation.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 8:13:36 AM EDT
So he had his degree. That would automatically move you up from private would it not?
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 8:30:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ARDOC:
So he had his degree. That would automatically move you up from private would it not?



Yes.

Nowadays, people with degrees automatically get E-4 in BT/AIT.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 8:50:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dvr9:
didn't he go to college after the war?



Ithink the boy went shrimp'in with Bubba Blue down in alabama.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 8:53:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By nightowl7:

Originally Posted By dvr9:
didn't he go to college after the war?



Ithink the boy went shrimp'in with Bubba Blue down in alabama.



And don't forget his investment in the fruit company, Apple computers.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 8:56:04 AM EDT
cause in life you get what you negotiate.

He was a bad negotiator, but damned lucky.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 1:22:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By nightowl7:

Originally Posted By dvr9:
didn't he go to college after the war?



Ithink the boy went shrimp'in with Bubba Blue down in alabama.



Bubba was killed in VN. He never went srimping with Forrest.

Pay attention.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 2:51:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Old_Painless:

Originally Posted By nightowl7:

Originally Posted By dvr9:
didn't he go to college after the war?



Ithink the boy went shrimp'in with Bubba Blue down in alabama.



Bubba was killed in VN. He never went srimping with Forrest.

Pay attention.



"Bubba was my very best good friend. We were goin' into the shrimpin' business together. . Instead, he died right there by that river in Vietnam. And that's all I got to say about that"

Best scene in the movie.
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 3:19:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ARDOC:
So he had his degree. That would automatically move you up from private would it not?



Not then.
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 3:25:38 PM EDT
I need to rent that movie again.

Link Posted: 2/1/2006 3:45:25 PM EDT
No degree?
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 3:55:26 PM EDT
Gump!!!!! Your a God-damned genius!!!
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 4:01:41 PM EDT
Not that it really matters but, in the book he did not graduate from college. He was there to play FOOTBALL!!!! He became a professional wrestler after college. If I remember correctly, he was called the dunce!!!!!

Pat Tillman graduated (I think) from Arizona State and enlisted in the army after 9/11 and was a private. Please correct me if i am mistaken.
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 5:05:24 PM EDT
My buddy finished his degree at the University of Michigan and went into the Navy. He had to take an enlisted billet because he wanted to become a SEAL and there were no officer billets left. From my understanding he said the officer and enlisted relationship was a lot different in the SEALS and they were much more relaxed about it then in the regular forces.
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 5:14:08 PM EDT
I was runnin'
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 5:20:24 PM EDT
A degree was not required to be an officer in the 60s, we had guys with high school diplomas leave basic training and go right into OCS at Ft Benning in 1969. Lt Calley is a good example. They were so short on NCOs that NCO academy was four weeks, called them shake & bakes, Left as E-5s, top three in each class got E-6.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 6:30:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By axl:
A degree was not required to be an officer in the 60s, we had guys with high school diplomas leave basic training and go right into OCS at Ft Benning in 1969. Lt Calley is a good example. They were so short on NCOs that NCO academy was four weeks, called them shake & bakes, Left as E-5s, top three in each class got E-6.



Actually, Lt. Calley was a junior college dropout.
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