Is there a list of which jobs in the Army has what number of casualties?
I was hoping to become a cook in the Army because I thought that it was relatively safe.
There is not truly a "safe" job in the military and I truly believe that you may want to reconsider joining if that is what you are searching for.
First of all: Likely we all deploy at one time or another and just looking at the News should give you an idea that it is rather unsafe. So you are a cook, but hey your place where you cook can be bombed, you may travel with other soldiers and a road side bomb could explode...get my drift.
Military = War = Soldier = one team = defend the freedom of our country
It does not read:
Military = get a safe job = while your brothers or sisters stick their neck out and may get killed.
first off, you are a v*****.
second, i would imagine cook is one of the safer jobs
infantry/cav scout/eod/combat eng/fire support with infantry unit /why a cook what do you want to do ...live forever
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General's have it pretty good. I haven't heard of one of them getting wacked yet.
A lot of services type jobs are handled by contractors. Therefore, when your brigade gets deployed, there may be no need for a cook. This puts you in line for an 'in leiu of' position pulling security or convoys. No such thing as a safe job.
General Dorko was injured in Iraq, not killed but there was a General Officer injured...
General Dorko ...too funny.
Disclaimer: not to belittle his service or injuries. His name is just funny'
we now return to AFN
" Don't send explosives in the mail...."
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Dorko's Devils! Yea, that just doesn't sound right.
AFN was great. The latest shows from 5 years ago. Woohoo!
Lori Piestawa was a cook and was killed in the same convoy when Jessica Lynch was captured in Fallujah, Iraq.
Early on in OIF, a chow hall in the Green Zone (Baghdad) was mortared with lots of casualties. So you cannot figure that non-combat MOS' will be "safer" than combat MOS'. It just doesn't work that way.
Yes, the Army needs cooks, but going into an MOS because you think it's "safer" really is kind of lame.
What is a "position pulling security or convoys."?
I don't get this part
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It means what it says. They'll find something for you to do. Guard duty, working a 50 cal. No meditation time for you.
Cooking is safe? You do realize that there are risks of burns and have you seen how many knives are in a kitchen? Yes, they teach you how to avoid injury, but the risk is there. Seriously, why do that to yourself? I'd recommend you take a safe job as a file clerk. Just watch for paper cuts.
Currently the most hazardous MOS's are:
1.Underwater Mess Kit Repairer
2.Space Shuttle Door Gunner
3.Javelin Missile Catcher
However, the 244th Air Guitar Battalion (Mech) has yet to suffer a single casualty in the War on Terror.(I know, Hillary says we're not supposed to call it that any longer)
Might i suggest the obvious....
Join the Navy? Be a Navy cook. there you go. casualty free unless you are cuba gooding jr and pearl harbor starts up again.
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1) Anyone who wants to get killed is freaking crazy or crazier than the rest of us. 2) Any "job" in the military can cause death. 3) What a limp d#$k post.
I agree with your point one, regarding someone who WANTS to get killed. However...
"Pity the poor, wretched timid soul who is too faint hearted to resist his oppressors. He sings the song of the damned: "I can't fight back, I have too much to lose; I own too much property; I have worked too hard for what I have; they will put me out of business if I resist; I might go to jail; I have my family to think about." Such poor miserable creatures are hiding their cowardice behind pretended family responsibility." - Author Unknown - If you have that much to fight for, then you should be fighting
"Still if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed, if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not so costly, you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all of the odds against you and only a precious chance for survival. There may be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no chance of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves." - Winston Churchill.
"The soldiers that died weren't victims, they were fighting and they were fighting for each other, and people at home should be proud of the quality of soldier that's over here," - Sgt. Patrick Tower
"Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily" - Napoleon Bonaparte
“When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today" - unknown
"Once we have a war there is only one thing to do. It must be won. For defeat brings worse things than any that can ever happen in war." --Ernest Hemingway
"We shall defend every village, every town and every city. The vast mass of London itself, fought street by street, could easily devour an entire hostile army; and we would rather see London laid in ruins and ashes than that it should be tamely and abjectly enslaved." - Winston Churchill
"Nothing is worse than war? Dishonor is worse than war. Slavery is worse than war."
We signed up knowing the risk. Those innocent people in New York didn't go to work thinking there was any kind of risk. Pvt. Mike Armendariz-Clark, USMC; Afghanistan, 20 September 2001
"To spit on your hands and lower the pike; to stand fast over the body of Leonidas the King; to be rear guard at Kunu-Ri; to stand and be still to the Birkenhead Drill; these are not rational acts. They are often merely necessary." Pournelle
All said by people more articulate than I can ever hope to be, but I particularly like the last part- "merely necessary"
Good idea, although I kind of wanted to join the military as soon as possible for personal reasons, and Army has good openings but the Navy makes you wait for about a year, I read.
Oh there is a file clerk job in the Army?
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