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Old 11-25-2017, 15:53   #31
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micakno: "if you say so"
What kind of passive-aggressive get-in-the-last-word turn of phrase is that?

You're wrong as two boys fucking, but not enough of a man to just admit it and move on. Instead, you post like a butt-hurt little child when criticized. That doesn't fly here. The proper response to The Reaper's very polite and wise guidance would look more like this:

1. "Roger."
2. "Understood."
3. "Got it."

or, just...

4. Don't bother replying. Just take the advice. When you don't have anything meaningful to say, simply STFU. You'll appear wiser than you actually are.

Somebody call in the Big Black Chinook for this guy.

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Old 11-25-2017, 16:45   #32
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micakno,

Before you go, know this: you came into our house and asked a question. You were immediately treated with respect and dignity not having to earn anything before hand; thatís how we operate in the real world. Respect given, rapport built, respect returned in spades. Only you didnít. You didnít take the time to read more post less. You didnít take the time or have the situational awareness to show respect to the HMFIC here and most probably elsewhere.

You were informed to follow our rules and fill out an Introduction. That took way more effort on our part than the introduction you provided. Look and read others and then look at yours again.

You were asked respectfully and repeatedly to cool your jets and show some respect to the one person who made all this possible and you still show a lack of judgment.

I would not bother with any future aspirations of being SF or subjecting yourself to the arduous training and commitment needed. You failed step one and you failed to take corrective action not once but several times. We donít have time for that. Not here and not downrange where things matter. If there is no trust in the Team Room there is no trust anywhere on this earth.

A Team Sergeant here on this forum is just like a Team Sergeant in the unit. He may not be God but to everyone on that team he is God. You either figure that out quick or you donít. We donít have time or patience to play nice within our own ranks, there are too many indigenous tribal leaders, ministers, ambassadors, generals, and foreign troops to build a foundation of trust around.

Iíve just expended more effort and time on someone I donít even know than the amount of time it would have taken me to throw all your CIF shit out my door and into the hallway!

You had your chance at redemption. Bye!
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Old 11-25-2017, 21:18   #33
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Here here.... he needs to go.... I know it is the start of the holidays but he does not deserve any presents....
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Old 11-25-2017, 22:19   #34
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Here here.... he needs to go.... I know it is the start of the holidays but he does not deserve any presence....
Fixed it.
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Old 11-27-2017, 08:14   #35
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Old 06-08-2018, 15:27   #36
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Hi all. I apologize in advance if this is answered elsewhere. I'm currently in a training environment without computer access (library's closed for renovations) and my phone is not the best for searching the forums.

I don't want to go into abundant detail on open forum, because I'm slightly paranoid about OPSEC, but long story short, I'm currently airborne infantry, transitioning from pre-RASP due to potential family emergency. Cadre have suggested getting my short tab ASAP after getting to my unit then coming back to for RASP and joining Regiment. I originally joined to go SF, but due to circumstances and a refusal to lie, had to go 11x and was recruited for Regiment during OSUT. Would it be wiser to gain DA and infantry experience as a Ranger, then try out for SF, try to drop an SF packet soon after joining my unit, or get seasoning in an Airborne unit and push for 18x when I re-up?

I'm 27, married, have a 5 year old and one on the way, have a 139 GT, some college, and worked as a Krav Maga and MMA instructor before volunteering for duty.

I'd appreciate any wisdom you gentlemen are willing to share, and can give more detail over PM, if necessary.

Thanks for taking the time to read this and for keeping this site up in general. Thanks in advance for any guidance.
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Old 06-08-2018, 17:20   #37
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Hi all. I apologize in advance if this is answered elsewhere. I'm currently in a training environment without computer access (library's closed for renovations) and my phone is not the best for searching the forums.

I don't want to go into abundant detail on open forum, because I'm slightly paranoid about OPSEC, but long story short, I'm currently airborne infantry, transitioning from pre-RASP due to potential family emergency. Cadre have suggested getting my short tab ASAP after getting to my unit then coming back to for RASP and joining Regiment. I originally joined to go SF, but due to circumstances and a refusal to lie, had to go 11x and was recruited for Regiment during OSUT. Would it be wiser to gain DA and infantry experience as a Ranger, then try out for SF, try to drop an SF packet soon after joining my unit, or get seasoning in an Airborne unit and push for 18x when I re-up?

I'm 27, married, have a 5 year old and one on the way, have a 139 GT, some college, and worked as a Krav Maga and MMA instructor before volunteering for duty.

I'd appreciate any wisdom you gentlemen are willing to share, and can give more detail over PM, if necessary.

Thanks for taking the time to read this and for keeping this site up in general. Thanks in advance for any guidance.

So your a OT sitting over at 4th BN and are trying to make up your mind what to do without actually saying it. Next question are you in the PIT ? If you are dont worry I am not PIT cadre. but you can PM me.
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Old 06-08-2018, 22:08   #38
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Here is my advice to you, go to an Airborne unit and bloom where you are planted. Sure, try to knock out Ranger school and any other school / qualification you can finagle. Learn to be a good soldier, listen much and talk little. 27 is too old to be a non-tabbed E3 in Regiment. That is a young (18-20yo) single man's game. Get some rank (E5) and experience then decide what you want to do.

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Old 06-09-2018, 07:02   #39
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Roger that. Thanks for the advice.
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