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Team Sergeant 02-08-2012 09:19

Introductions V
 
Make your first post here:

lazyrider89 02-08-2012 13:21

intro
 
I am 22 years old and am stationed at BAMC. It has always been my dream to become a "Green Beret". I am eager to learn all i can from the vast amount of resources available on this site.

threatlevelorange 02-08-2012 21:53

threatlevelorange "Jesse"
 
Hello. I am a guest. My name is Jesse. I am a senior citizen who has supported the Military and Law Enforcement community since I was a little kid. I have been a Class 3 FFL Dealer for more than 40 years. I have attended extensive tactical training at Thunder Ranch, Gunsite, The Lethal Force Institute and many more lesser known but important schools.

I was one of the first licensed Professional Parachuting Instructors by the USPA. I hold USPA Gold Wings #350, USPA D (EXPERT LICENSE) 2529, SCR#381. My last jump in 1981 was #1,256.

I graduated from the University Of Saint Thomas in 1974 With a Political Science/Pre Law degree.

I am proud to say I know some of your members, who will go un-named.

I am a North Texas Patriot Guard Rider with about 75 missions completed over the last couple of years.

All I can say is "Thank you for your service. You are American Heros".

Jesse

Ambush Master 02-08-2012 22:16

Quote:

Originally Posted by threatlevelorange (Post 434119)
Hello. I am a guest. My name is Jesse. I am a senior citizen who has supported the Military and Law Enforcement community since I was a little kid. I have been a Class 3 FFL Dealer for more than 40 years. I have attended extensive tactical training at Thunder Ranch, Gunsite, The Lethal Force Institute and many more lesser known but important schools.

I was one of the first licensed Professional Parachuting Instructors by the USPA. I hold USPA Gold Wings #350, USPA D (EXPERT LICENSE) 2529, SCR#381. My last jump in 1981 was #1,256.

I graduated from the University Of Saint Thomas in 1974 With a Political Science/Pre Law degree.

I am proud to say I know some of your members, who will go un-named.

I am a North Texas Patriot Guard Rider with about 75 missions completed over the last couple of years.

All I can say is "Thank you for your service. You are American Heros".

Jesse

TLO (Jesse) is known to me. Any ??s send a PM!!

Later!!
Martin

APJ 02-08-2012 22:26

Introduction
 
I am a 19 year old student at Limestone College. I've wanted to join the Army for as long as I can remember, and I'm competing for an Army ROTC scholarship.

I've been looking around the site for a bit before I joined, and I've already learned a lot. I look forward to learning even more.

APJ

DIYPatriot 02-09-2012 10:01

Thank you, QP's
 
First, let me give thanks to those that have served, are serving and are going to serve. Without you, I couldn't be here today living the life I do and I mean that. I'm completely grateful and so very humbled by the sacrifices of those before me and after me.

I grew up under the guidance of Marines, a couple Soldiers and a mother that could whip the hell out of all of them, especially me. I'm a father, son, brother and husband. When my grandfather passed, he gave me two things I keep with me today - his '72 Chevy Pickup and stories from his time in Europe.

To hear him tell it, he was nothing less and nothing more than a Soldier. Through his distant recollections and the faded pages of his mind, he shared most of his stories with me at night sitting around a campfire. Not once did he ever talk about himself. He always talked about "the others" and how they were the heroes and how he "was just doing his job" for the ones to his left and right.

To me, he was my hero. Growing up, heroes weren't men in pads and a jersey. Their names were on the front of their uniform and stamped in metal or carved in granite. They hardly ever appeared on TV and were often never thanked by the media.

Their sacrifices sealed the fates of so many that would follow them. Their castles? At most, a tent. Their moats? A trench. A beach-front vacation was only a few seconds unless they survived their amphibious assault. They didn't dodge drafts, they dodged bullets and mortars.

I'm not sure how I could ever possibly contribute to this website, but I'll always give my most humble thanks to the QP's and my prayers to the Lord.

Seth

Horrible 02-09-2012 16:17

Greetings
 
Glad to be here.

TheCadot 02-09-2012 21:31

First off, I'd like to say thanks to all who served, and especially to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

My name in Jonathan R., I attended Valley Forge Military College through their Early Commissioning ROTC Program on a full ROTC scholarship, and was actually talking to our NG recruiter about possibly SMP'ing with 20th Group in Fort Meade (though, he might've been blowing smoke up my ass being I was a Cadet).

Shattered my wrist in 5 places (Scaphoid and Triquetrum) and didn't recover on time to contract and had to pull out of the program.

Honestly, I didn't feel the calling to be an officer as much anymore, and decided to enlist on active duty and am currently awaiting an 89D (EOD) contract, once I get my full driver's licence (thanks, New York State).

Someday, way down range, when I'm older I hope to be able to get Selected and join Special Forces.

Until then, I'll be expanding my knowledge reading posts on the forum.

God Bless America.

Mauser98 02-09-2012 23:15

Hello all.
16 years old and a current student pilot in Hawaii. I race pretty much any cycling, swimming, running or triathlon event up to and including 24 hour events and ultras. Working towards becoming a military pilot and and this involves attaining a 300 APFT score (amongst other fitness goals) to make me more competitive for WOFT so I've set SF level fitness as a goal.

Highly interested in the information offered on this website. (e.g. survival, fieldcraft, cool little engineer projects etc) As you can tell, I also enjoy shooting firearms etc. I chose this forum specifically because you are a funny lot (I mean that in a good way) and appreciate your sacrifices in keeping us safe.

JYD73 02-10-2012 17:43

Greetings
 
Greetings, my name is Neil, I heard about this site while doing research to help a friend of mine. I am a Veteran, but nothing special and nothing extraordinary. I made an introduction on “introductions IV” but it disappeared. So here I am again! I am researching MACV-SOG and I am very interested in the “Prairie Fire” missions and Hatchet Force operations of mid 1970 to early 1971, as conducted by Command and Control Central. I have been doing research for about one year now and I have discovered a great deal of information, but yet I also know that I have learned very little. I’m mainly here to see if there are MACV-SOG warriors of that time period and if I can learn more than what is in the books and archives. I am interested in the interaction of MACV-SOG and Regular Army at the time, along with the political climate. I am very interested in their posts and would like to listen to what they have to say. The main thing I have found in reading about MACV-SOG is absolute awe of the missions and accomplishments of such a few, and how little information there actually is about these accomplishments and missions. Hat’s off to all you MACV-SOG warriors out there and I hope you don’t mind me reading your posts.

Respectfully
Neil

christophery 02-10-2012 20:24

Hi, my name is Christopher and I am a 24 year old new yorker. At present I am recovering from a work related injury but I intend on pursuing an 18x contract for a shot at selection.

I've been lurking these forums for quite some time now, however I only recently registered so that I can utilize the search feature. Thank you for providing these forums as they contain a wealth of information and is more than what I could hope for when it comes to preparing myself for this endeavor.

Best regards,
Christopher

Doc_Shane 02-11-2012 10:40

I am a former Medic (91B20) and former FMF Corpsman, served 18 years total before getting medically separated, so my purpose for being here is simply to read and learn.

SF soldiers have always had my utmost respect, the Marine units I was in were at best "medium speed" so I will stay in my lane and comment only on things I am qualified to comment on.

bama23 02-11-2012 13:45

First of all let me thank the creators of this site. I have learned so much from the advice and experiences of others that has been posted here. I heard about the site from a friend in my battalion who has recently gone to SFAS.
I am a Firefighter/Paramedic for the city of Atlanta as a civilian and senior medic for A co. 1/167th Inf. MY purpose of joining the site is to gather more information about my MOS and to pass that information along to others.
If you have any other questions about myself feel free to ask.
Quote:

Originally Posted by Team Sergeant (Post 434009)
Make your first post here:


VanZwieten 02-11-2012 14:07

I'm CDT VanZwieten, a ROTC cadet at Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL.

A little about myself: I am pursuing an Aerospace Engineering degree and loving it. I'm hoping to branch engineers out of college. I take PT very seriously and have been maxing the APFT for a couple of years now, though I know I still have a lot of progress to make physically and mentally.
I like any game that takes a lot of strategic or tactical thinking and don't like a lot of shooters for that reason. I feel at my absolute best when I'm backpacking with my home on my back.

I am interested in Army Special Forces because I believe it is the only way to win the war on terror. I think that social evolution will cause humanity to realize that most of the solutions we're looking for lie in basic relationships, and as I understand it SF is based on making solutions informed by relationships with local people.

All this is to say: thank you gentlemen for your selfless service. Our Army is imperfect and makes mistakes, but you guys lay down your lives and do your best for my own freedom, so in my book you are praiseworthy.

bjones 02-11-2012 16:05

Hi there... I'm a sophomore at Grove City College in Grove City, PA. My hometown is Bedford, Indiana.

I'm currently a varsity swimmer, water polo player and Eagle Scout. My other activities are listed in my profile.

I am looking to enlist as an 18x within the next few months. I have been reading threads on this site for a few months now, and I appreciate all the information that has been made available.

Thank you.

No need in having your name in more places than necessary on the web. Welcome.

BenATX 02-11-2012 16:28

Howdy,

My name is Ben, I briefly served in HHC 160th SOAR(A) at FTCKY. Glad to be here, and thank ya'll for all the wisdom shared.

Cheers,

Dan Lenson 02-11-2012 21:41

Grateful for the site
 
Hello,

I'm an AGR member -- E5 type -- of a water purification unit in Michigan.

I'm an old dog, but you couldn't pay me to be a day younger.

Grateful for a chance to gain insight & wisdom here.

Smcpart 02-12-2012 01:03

I am a Police Officer in SoCal. Prior to that I was a Deputy in North Carolina. I was CCT for 5 years active (Pope) and 2 years CCT as an IMA with SOCCENT (MacDill). Been on SOCNET for several years, which drew me here. Thanks for allowing me on your site.

SigDude 02-12-2012 05:03


My Intro: Joined US Army 1 March 1973 Signal (31B then) Today 25U. Nothing special, Turkey, Desert Storm, Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan X2 and of course Germany (Heidelberg). Will retire Feb 2013 (enough is enough). Patriot Guard Riders, Sons of Liberty riders, & VFW. Lives in South Georgia when not deployed. Currently at Kandahar Afghanistan.


Violent21 02-12-2012 09:04

Violent21 on deck
 
Good morning all, first and foremost I would like to extend a "thank you" to all who make this website possible, and to the service that most of the members here have provided for this nation and our people.

I am a prior service U.S Marine Corps infantryman, in which I am nearing the completing of my IRR time. I am actually in the works of trying to get into the U.S. Army which hopes of coming over to your side of the community. Other than that, full-time student here, and I really enjoy a hot beer on a cold day...cheers

R TT 02-12-2012 21:56

Hello all, I am currently a senior in high school. I plan to join the army right out of high school and enlist with a 18x contract. Reading the posts here has given me great insight, as well as the book "Get Selected". Special Forces is my ambition, my life dream if you will. I wish to serve my country to my fullest extent.

Later

Brian1/75 02-12-2012 23:26

I served in 1/75 from 06-10. I've been looking at NGSF and I've spent some time lurking the wealth of information here. A thread in general discussion has me screaming at my computer though.

Surgicalcric 02-12-2012 23:35

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brian1/75 (Post 434791)
I served in 1/75 from 06-10. I've been looking at NGSF and I've spent some time lurking the wealth of information here. A thread in general discussion has me screaming at my computer though.



Welcome Brother.

Crip

JTC 02-13-2012 13:28

Introduction
 
Hello everybody. I've been with the Army for nine years now. I joined the Army 9 years ago at 17 years of age as an infantryman. I've been an 18C with 5th SFG (A) going on four years now. I came across this site while google searching military pro deals. I've never been a huge forum guy, but I might be able to contribute to this forum, as well as take something away.

Violent21 02-13-2012 22:24

Welcome JTC, I'm sure you can contribute to the abundance of G2 here, and i should say that I have a huge disliking for forums, but this is so well run and monitored, it's the only other one that I frequent (aside from one car forum lol). Again, welcome

CopToSoldier 02-14-2012 10:02

Hello Everyone,

I've enjoyed reading through the posts the last few weeks. I am currently a DHS Police Officer thinking about joining the Guard. I'm 28, so time is becoming an issue. I'm hoping to make contact with a recruiter who may specialize in Rep-63's. Thanks to all who provide insight and information on this site, as it is a wealth of knowledge to anyone considering joining.

JH

KP34 02-14-2012 10:46

My name is Jake and am enlisting under an 18x contract. I greatly appreciate the invaluable information provided on the site for anyone preparing for the SF training pipeline. Many thanks.

Tennessee Boy 02-14-2012 20:04

My Name is Chris and I am currently working with a recruiter for a 18x contract. I have my physical next Thursday then I'll be signing the contract. Many thanks goes out to all you guys for your service and the hardships you faced and overcame. The information here along with Warrior-Mentor's book has been incredible. I can not explain how much the information is/has benefitted me so again many thanks to you guys!

Sincerely,
Chris

The Reaper 02-14-2012 20:24

Welcome all.


Quote:

Originally Posted by SfInTraining88 (Post 435078)
My Name is Chris and I am currently working with a recruiter for a 18x contract. I have my physical next Thursday then I'll be signing the contract. Many thanks goes out to all you guys for your service and the hardships you faced and overcame. The information here along with Warrior-Mentor's book has been incredible. I can not explain how much the information is/has benefitted me so again many thanks to you guys!

Sincerely,
Chris

Chris:

You aren't SF anything yet. Pretty presumptuous of you to assume that title.

Let me know what you would like for a user name.

Or I can pick something.

TR

Tennessee Boy 02-14-2012 21:48

Reaper,
I'll send you a message with a different name. I can get carried away with the visualization part of "Get Selected" sometimes haha.


Chris

mjbwarrior 02-14-2012 21:55

I would like to start by saying hello to all and thanks for letting me be apart of the board.

3 years in service
34 yrs old


Yes I joined late in life at 31. No regrets at all...

Oh and one other thing, I am not your stereotypical MI weenie, No World of Warcraft or any other MI weenie stuff here. MI is great but DAMN they are a different breed to say the least. Especially the damn linguists!!! And I'm a linguist!!! WTF!!!

Ambush Master 02-14-2012 23:04

Quote:

Originally Posted by SfInTraining88 (Post 435098)
Reaper,
I'll send you a message with a different name. I can get carried away with the visualization part of "Get Selected" sometimes haha.


Chris

This is CURIOUS, to say the least,.....!!!:munchin

Good Luck Sport!!

Later
Martin

Astronomy 02-14-2012 23:18

US Army, SGM (RET) / 18Z5V

1977 - 1980: B/2/75

1980 - 31 DEC 2011: SF (mostly 10th), 1-10 Tolz 80-83

Glad to be here.


- Astronomy

Hillclimb 02-15-2012 21:44

Good evening all,

I'm currently in the Marine Corp reserves drilliing until Jun 2012.

Exploring possibilities within 18x, but will most likely be unable to pursue them due to Prior Service business rules. I like working out, motorcycles and reading(military history).

Thank you all for taking the time to contribute all of the guidance and information here on this online community.

Gus 02-16-2012 15:24

Hello all I'm currently stationed in Alaska with 25th ID. I had posted an intro into introductions IV, but I guess it got dumped. Thanks to everyone who runs this board, it has helped more than just about any other resource.

Isshin2 02-17-2012 14:12

Hello, my name is Robert, I’ve been a member here for almost a year. My original intro disappeared as well as my post count reset to zero. So to be on the safe side I’m reposting my intro. I currently hit my 18 year mark in the military. My first three years were with the Navy Reserves and then I transferred over the National Guard back in 1997.

I started out as an Engineer (21R Interior Electrician) moved over to Military Intelligence back in 2005. I worked active duty National Guard back in 2003 with the Counter Drug Program. It was a great job but only lasted me for three years. But thanks to the National Guard’s buddy system and a little nepotism, I was able to land an AGR job with my current unit.

NeptuneSpeared 02-18-2012 13:28

I posted my intro back in November but it has disappeared so I'll post it again.

My name is James and I'm currently a college student. In the future I plan on applying to OCS and developing the situation from there. Hopefully I'll one day earn the right to wear the green beret.

Hanzo 02-19-2012 00:15

I posted my intro back in December 2011. It looks like the thread has been deleted.

I am proudly enlisted as an 11X and I go to OSUT on 20120828. I plan on applying to go to SFAS before the year is over.

Xamine 02-19-2012 00:28

Updated Intro:

My name is John, I am a full-time college student and a part-time personal trainer. As i said in my previous Intro, I was curious about a career with the military, but have since made my mind up; I will have my AAS by the summer, I plan to enlist as an 18x and DEP so that i can ship after graduation.

ByHisBoots 02-19-2012 13:03

Hey Gents,
I finished the Q in Sept. (18E) and am still kicking around Brag in ILC. Just trying to stay MOS proficient while waiting to go to group.


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