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Old 11-09-2017, 16:39   #2371
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Greetings,

Grew up in the greater Los Angeles area all my life, no traveling, less appealing neighborhood. Household took a blow to finances causing me to never enroll past 4th grade.

Always wanted to be in the military, but not just be military, to contribute. Far too many men and women sacrifice the entirety of their time and effort to their cause for me to do less.

After the arduous task of overcoming my aforementioned educational barriers I enlisted at the age of 20 years young under an active duty 14T contract of which I currently still serve out of Ft. Bliss.

Actually got back from my second SFAS attempt a couple months ago of which I was dropped for failing to find enough points during the Star Course and subsequently received an NTR (SFAS) as I've been told only two attempts is the new enlisted policy. Both attempts are the defining experiences of my military career so far. If there is anyone from class 10-17 around I'd love to touch base.

Actually highly interested now in taking up a support role in a SFG as the desire to contribute and level of inspiration drawn from the community has not waned. Currently looking into A/5th/19th as I asked the NG/AR recruiter to look into openings and it appears an opportunity is present, I will continue researching, and insight however blunt is welcomed.

Thank you all for having me.
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Old 11-11-2017, 20:26   #2372
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ARNG medical student hoping to work with the teams in some capacity. Would love to go 18a if I would be competitive. A little older than most so I'm just trying to get/stay in the right shape through graduation and residency. Will start communicating with the requisite recruiters soon as I understand getting processed can take some time.
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Old 11-16-2017, 07:17   #2373
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I am proud and honored to be a team member of the SOCOM community. Legacy is tradition and I apologize for not introducing myself. I found this site so that we as brothers can collectively discuss issues and topics. As of now I am about to end my long road of travel from active duty... It has been an honor and privilege to serve with you my brothers in arms. Now currently wounded, I must surrender my bouncer to the depths of my locker.. lay down my guns, and mentally prepare for the transition of my life back to the rigors of society.... looking forward to chatting with you all.
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Old 11-23-2017, 21:52   #2374
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Hi- My name is Mike F. I went ROTC in the early 90's, and a number of my classmates are currently, or have been members of the quiet professional community.

I am currently a semi-retired engineer, living in Ireland.

Although I have been a long time observer here, I feel now is the time to take a more active part. I have found some great info on these pages, but I'd love to follow up with some more pointed questions of my own.
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Old 11-29-2017, 19:54   #2375
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Started out as an 0351, did some 11B time in Division, now a Charlie in 5th Group.

I brought beer. Where's the fridge?
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Old 12-01-2017, 22:31   #2376
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Started out as an 0351, did some 11B time in Division, now a Charlie in 5th Group.

I brought beer. Where's the fridge?
I can vouch for wagbag. I met him face to face several years ago while I was at Bragg retraining (18F). He's the real deal.
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Old 12-02-2017, 09:47   #2377
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Started out as an 0351, did some 11B time in Division, now a Charlie in 5th Group.

I brought beer. Where's the fridge?
What happened... did they kick you out of the Corps when they found out you could read

Welcome to PS.
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Old 12-02-2017, 10:56   #2378
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Hello,

My name is Schnoctor, I am 24 years old and plan to do the 18X program in late 2018. I have a wedding in May of next year and I will continue to be training until then. I recently graduated with degrees in homeland security and intelligence. I've studied culture and language in the Middle East, and I have completed an intelligence program last summer.
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Old 12-02-2017, 12:23   #2379
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What happened... did they kick you out of the Corps when they found out you could read

Welcome to PS.
Haha thanks.
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Old 12-08-2017, 12:48   #2380
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Good afternoon,

I'm a sophomore in uni planning to BS in Comp Sci. Considering 18x, would like to be at assessment when I hit 20. I am doing well in this space, however I find that I crave to be part of a team that does more, in every way. There is something about being a warrior-scholar that deeply appeals to me. I would like to see if SF is interested in what I have to offer.

I have wrestled 5 years through high school, and unfortunately remain small/slim due to cutting lots of weight (had to remain below 113 lb). This causes me to be nervous about my physical capabilities and success. Currently whipping myself back into shape using advice from these forums, though difficult to find time outside of coursework/research/part-time.

I am looking for a mentor or anyone who I can talk to honestly about my thought process and planning. I would deeply appreciate anyone who would be willing to reach out or lend me a hand

Finally, I would like to thank you guys for this community. Such a wealth of relevant information, answers, and professionalism is very hard to come by. I hope I do not disappoint here.
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Old 12-10-2017, 22:49   #2381
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I’m a sophomore at college double majoring with a Comp Sci BS/Economics BA. I go to school in NC and have lived there my whole life. I’m an incredibly curious person, and love learning about everything I can, any way I can(hence I read A LOT).

I have always been a big history buff, and have been especially especially interested in military history and just the military in general. However, it is only relatively recently that I began to seriously consider a real military career for myself (most likely after graduating college). This has spurred a whirlwind of a learning process concerning anything military on my part, and through that process I’ve discovered a deep fascination with the SOF world in general, and US SF’s in particular. I’ve been reading a lot in these forums for a while and have been quite impressed with the tremendous wealth of knowledge, wisdom, and experience I’ve encountered. So I finally decided to make an account and ask some of my own questions.
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