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by bobdub
April 3rd, 2016, 8:06 pm
Forum: Recruitment Process
Topic: ROTC and the Ranger Battalion
Replies: 13
Views: 7307

Re: ROTC and the Ranger Battalion

Thank you for the valuable information Rangers and clearing up this grey area. Once I get close to commissioning my career options will become more apparent. However, opportunity meets preparedness, so I should know these things in order to be ready when it comes my way.
by bobdub
March 18th, 2016, 9:37 pm
Forum: Recruitment Process
Topic: ROTC and the Ranger Battalion
Replies: 13
Views: 7307

Re: ROTC and the Ranger Battalion

I have no idea, but would assume they take Regular Army offices vs. Reserve Component on Active Duty officers. That might be worth looking up. Not to be confused with Reserve Component officer activated for duty. Roger Ranger KW Driver. I got a direct answer from Army.com: Sorry, the 75th Ranger Re...
by bobdub
March 16th, 2016, 6:43 pm
Forum: Recruitment Process
Topic: ROTC and the Ranger Battalion
Replies: 13
Views: 7307

Re: ROTC and the Ranger Battalion

If you commission, your chances of attaining a position within the Regiment will be minuscule, compared against your year group cohort. There's a finite number of potions available, vs. number of positions thou out the rest of the Army. Getting one is highly competitive. Career timing and current u...
by bobdub
March 16th, 2016, 6:28 pm
Forum: Recruitment Process
Topic: ROTC and the Ranger Battalion
Replies: 13
Views: 7307

Re: ROTC and the Ranger Battalion

I joined at 34 deployed at a later age than that. So no you will not sit behind a desk unless you want too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Roger, Ranger Grim. Thank you, that's good to know. If you don't mind me asking, what was it like coming into the Rangers at age 34? I would be very interes...
by bobdub
March 15th, 2016, 11:23 am
Forum: Recruitment Process
Topic: ROTC and the Ranger Battalion
Replies: 13
Views: 7307

ROTC and the Ranger Battalion

Hello Rangers. I posted last year stating I was going to join as enlisted, but instead finished my apprenticeship, becoming a successful Journeyman Plumber. I thought carefully about what my skillset could bring in service to the Army, and the next logical step for me would to obtain a degree that w...
by bobdub
November 5th, 2014, 9:12 pm
Forum: Introductions - Future Soldiers and Other Civilians
Topic: Introduction: Bob
Replies: 28
Views: 4786

Re: Introduction: Bob

Liberty Lake is about 6 hrs from where I live. My daughter and son-in-law live right there in Spokane, she is a Park Ranger at Ft Spokane on Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. Possibly when I make a trip over there to see her we could link up, too. If you have never rucked before I suggest yo...
by bobdub
November 5th, 2014, 7:15 am
Forum: Introductions - Future Soldiers and Other Civilians
Topic: Introduction - Isaiah
Replies: 23
Views: 6678

Re: Introduction - Isaiah

Hello, my name is Isaiah. "It isn't my intention to leave the impression of a naive boy who will continue the collection of introduction threads of people who never made it. I refuse to let that scenario become an option towards an easy life." "I told my instructor that one day he will point to my ...
by bobdub
November 4th, 2014, 7:56 pm
Forum: Introductions - Future Soldiers and Other Civilians
Topic: Introduction: Bob
Replies: 28
Views: 4786

Re: Introduction: Bob

Two questions; 1. How are things going with PT, Swim test, Family opinions? 2. Where in Washington do you live. We may be able to plan a link up some time, if you're interested. 1. Rangerjd, I recently had a couple minor setbacks with my training. Recently, I started feeling severe ankle pain after...
by bobdub
October 30th, 2014, 4:22 pm
Forum: About Army Physical Training
Topic: Combat swim stroke
Replies: 9
Views: 6833

Re: Combat swim stroke

Jim wrote:
bobdub wrote:After all, what would be worse than making it all the way through Ranger training, to fail solely because of the swim test.
No, the swim test comes first. Read the FAQ!
Roger, Ranger Jim.
by bobdub
October 29th, 2014, 6:16 pm
Forum: About Army Physical Training
Topic: Combat swim stroke
Replies: 9
Views: 6833

Re: Combat swim stroke

Thank you for the excellent advice Rangers.

I will adopt the brick into my routine.

After all, what would be worse than making it all the way through Ranger training, to fail solely because of the swim test.
by bobdub
October 28th, 2014, 8:17 pm
Forum: About Army Physical Training
Topic: Combat swim stroke
Replies: 9
Views: 6833

Combat swim stroke

What is the proper swim technique to learn for Ranger training? I have learned the combat swim stroke, with and without fins, and find it more difficult than the side stroke (with scissor kick). I have been practicing swimming 1000 meters, with and without fins. I have also found it is impossible to...
by bobdub
October 22nd, 2014, 6:34 pm
Forum: The Mosh Pit
Topic: Familial Ramifications
Replies: 18
Views: 4893

Re: Familial Ramifications

Be your own man. Your parents will get over it. If they don't, you will. Parents will almost always choose what is safe for their child over what is right. Only you can determine what is right. ^^THIS^^ You're in your 20's, correct? Also, unless your father was on the ground that day when Pat Tillm...
by bobdub
October 22nd, 2014, 6:19 pm
Forum: The Mosh Pit
Topic: Familial Ramifications
Replies: 18
Views: 4893

Re: Familial Ramifications

"I was gonna be a Ranger but my mommy wouldn't let me" I don't think i've heard that one before. Roger Ranger Tater Nuts. I realize how I sound, and I am not here to complain. And, Ranger Jim, here's what I think now: Thank you Rangers for your heartfelt stories and advice. I still have the urge to...
by bobdub
October 21st, 2014, 9:49 pm
Forum: The Mosh Pit
Topic: Familial Ramifications
Replies: 18
Views: 4893

Familial Ramifications

I have had a troubling last few days. I spoke on the phone with my parents about my intentions of joining as a Ranger, and it went worse than I could have ever expected. They think I am crazy to leave a good job, and are convinced I will come back maimed. My father, who served in the military, and i...
by bobdub
October 18th, 2014, 8:53 pm
Forum: Introductions - Future Soldiers and Other Civilians
Topic: Introduction: Bob
Replies: 28
Views: 4786

Re: Introduction: Bob

Roger, Ranger Jim. Thank you for the clarification. I visited Sgt. Lane today at the recruitment office. I scored an 89 on my practice ASVAB, which opens up many options. He said his superiors would probably want to have a guy like me in psychological operations, though I wouldn't be forced into it....

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