Here soon im going to go back to meps and see if I can get in. I was told I had a inverted sternum. I wouldnt call it that, my bone isnt sucked it. Its minor and I see alot of guys with it through out the world and the recruiter doesnt seemed worried about it. You can read through my post to read more on my decision.
The people that replied to me when I was was gettin opinion of joing the army said I should really think about it. Well I thought about it and im going to join the guard first. It would be a good oportunity to make sure its what I wont. You guys can respect that right?
Any ways Ive choosen between three jobs I feel would be good for getting a job in civilian life if I wasnt able to go guard full time.
Motor transport operator
&& Unit supply specialist
As you can see im more of a helper then a shooter but nonethe less I wont help my country supplying its needs whether here in america or over seas.
I dont care about picking the funnest job because I have picked the jobs based on my personality and some what religious outlook on life. I feel it would be an honest living occupation while serving god in some sence.
So anyone that works with the guys or has these mos tell me how it is?
Do you like it (im not asking how tough it is) and in crisis for country are they needed often?
Im trying to pick a job without shooting people or helping the murder of, but find plenty work.
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Just so you know there Joshuatree...if you join the military you are goiing to be SHOOTING all the time. No matter you MOS we all preform the sam duties and all have the obligation to shoot our threats. You need to understand this going into the military.
Im a 88M Motor Transport Operator in the ARNG and a deep christian. You might consider Chaplain's Assitant or trying to become a Chaplain. They dont shoot weapons really.
I love my MOS but we as 88M's are on the front lines transporting cargo and in convoys all the time moving equipment and troops. Therefore as any MOS you might be stuck in whats called a Gunner position in the vehicle, meaning you are the 1st to shoot threats to our security.
Understand military is not a "safehaven" but we are a safe haven within one another and relying on each other, our commrades.
Ok so I hope this explained and helped you understand what you are getting into. Think about the Air National Guard, that is alos a viable option. THey arent so much on the front lines and they dont "shoot" as much as we do.
Consider your options.
Military is a great option and a great life with great benefits...just consider and balance your morals and beliefs with your options.
Freeland- I hate to tell you that Chaplain's assistants 56M are basically the personal security/bodguard for the chaplain in combat as Chaplain's are non-combatants. Chalplain's are the only soliders I know of in the Army that are not armed. I should know as I am trying to be one.
To the other poster if you want to minimize your possiblity of shooting someone then maybe consider a support or technical job in USAF or Navy. Less possiblity of combat unless you go for one their positions that may encounter combat. Like Freeland says all MOS's have to be able to perform in combat weather soft skill solider or not. After being mechanic with 88M's I would never voluntarily do the job personally, I have no interest since I have to drive alot as well with out being truck driver.
Hey there, Joshuatree. Im in the Air Force. I am a crew chief for the C130 aircraft. we do not normally use weapons. Now if you were security forces then yes you would deal with weapons and such of course. The only time we shoot is every once a year we have M16 shooting class just to keep u familiar with the weapon.
I just recently got back from Balad, Iraq on a deployment and even then we did not use weapons. The Army and Marines were the ones armed up. They did issue us M16's for 2 weeks while i was there but we did not use them.
Im also about to go on another deployment to Kuwait and the Air Force does not issue us weapons.
Just thought id give you a heads up on the Air Force. I also am a christian and God has taught me alot throught this process of being in. Wouldnt have it any other way.
Also choose and do your research on jobs wisely ask around about the jobss and make sure you research on what your recruiter tells you. They have quotas to fill each month and is the reason for their lieing. Pray about it fervantly.
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