Old 06-03-2004, 02:48   #1
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Hi...I'm new to the site, and am very interested in the 18F job specialty. Are there any resources I can view that would help me along the way if, God willing, I make it through q-course after my college graduation? Any help you can give me, even if it's personal experience, would be very much appreciated by me. Thanks for your time.
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Old 06-03-2004, 05:50   #2
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Very few unclass resources, 18Fs are other 18 Enlisted specialists who go to the school, and with luck, eventually become 18Zs.

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Old 06-04-2004, 00:18   #3
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97b, eh? Where are you?
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Old 06-04-2004, 10:41   #4
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I'm delayed entry...I was as 97b, but I changed to 18x when I found out the greatness of possibility that I'd end up sitting at a desk somewhere. Not that that's not noble work, but it doesn't really match my character.
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Old 06-05-2004, 00:11   #5
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I see, then why do you call yourself 97bravo? A 97B is a badge and credential carrying agent. You are not. Perhaps a new name is in order.

Ah, the threat of desk work.....I don't know, TDY to Burma, Cuba, Thailand, Japan, Seattle, Florida, DC, etc... mostly in civilian clothes on full per diem....well, shoot, someone has to do it. Of course, JRTC rotations and PMCSing the HMMV is part of it as well. These days with Iraq and Afghanistan and other places, well, that's just a whole 'nuther story all together.

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Old 06-05-2004, 12:59   #6
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This is just an ID that a lot of my friends recognize me by, but you're right. In a crowd like this, it's best to represent myself as what I am, and that's a nobody. (yet) I'll have it changed as soon as I can contact a moderator.

At any rate, I have friends who are 97e, 97b, etc.; The 97b's downfall, if it is one, is how proficient he is in the language he studies. (Arabic) He spends literally most of his time translating, I just didn't want to be there. My father, who was 101st, told me that jobs in the military are just like civilian jobs, in that you should do something you like and something that fits your character.
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Old 06-06-2004, 10:39   #7
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Good on you for changing your name. I like the new one much better. You are incorrect about the job, but you never know what you might get into until you get into it. So whatever you go for, do it to your utmost. Learn Farsi to the best of your ability, it will be to your benefit. If you are proficient in Arabic, become better. (Your father is correct however, you should do something you enjoy or are at least interested in).

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Hi...I'm new to the site, and am very interested in the 18F job specialty. Are there any resources I can view that would help me along the way if, God willing, I make it through q-course after my college graduation? Any help you can give me, even if it's personal experience, would be very much appreciated by me. Thanks for your time.

Lets Take first things first shall we? Most Fox's I've known had to be pretty good Team Guys before even considering it. And before they were Team Guys, they had to be pretty good Soldiers in the Outer Rings of the Army.........So I guess that leaves you where you are, which I'm sure will change at some point. Maybe you should Graduate whatever institute that you are attending before we go putting the mule in front of the cart, someone might get kicked!!!!!!!!!!!!
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