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What MOS are you looking at??
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Jim wrote:Have you been in contact with an Army recruiter? Never, never quit!
Ranger Jim,

I attempted to contact my recruiter yesterday to schedule a MEPS appointment for mid-August, but he was unavailable so I left a message. I will try again and if he doesn't respond, I will find another recruiter. In the mean-time I have been following the 12 week RASP program (I'm on week 4) posted on the Benning website.
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Grim666 wrote:What MOS are you looking at??
I'm leaning toward the 11b MOS within the Regiment . The only other MOS that I would be open to is the 68W. I read "Lest We Forget" by Leo Jenkins (former Ranger Medic) and I was really impressed with the skill and training of the modern Ranger Medic. As a Ranger and current Ranger Medic do you have any suggestions or advice?
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He>I wrote:
Grim666 wrote:What MOS are you looking at??
I'm leaning toward the 11b MOS within the Regiment . The only other MOS that I would be open to is the 68W. I read "Lest We Forget" by Leo Jenkins (former Ranger Medic) and I was really impressed with the skill and training of the modern Ranger Medic. As a Ranger and current Ranger Medic do you have any suggestions or advice?
We have future soldiers who have earned both 11X and 68W option 40 enlistment contracts. Please read some of the SITREPs in the letters from school thread. Never, never quit!
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Roger, Ranger Jim.


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He>I, any new developments?
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Ranger Jim,

I spoke to a recruiter last week and plan on taking the ASVAB on Thursday.


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Rangers,

I completed the ASVAB yesterday and scored an AFQT of 97 with a 137 GT. The hours of studying payed off. I'm meeting with a recruiter today to get a MEPS date.


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He>I wrote:Rangers,

I completed the ASVAB yesterday and scored an AFQT of 97 with a 137 GT. The hours of studying payed off. I'm meeting with a recruiter today to get a MEPS date.
And what is your recruiter telling you now? Never, never quit!
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I have completed MEPS and I am now waiting for paperwork concerning corrected vision to be approved. I'm expecting to hear from my recruiter any day now.

My last PT test was 80 PU, 80 SU and a 13:30 2 mile. My ruck times have vastly improved. I can maintain a 12:30 to 13:00 minute pace over easy terrain and a 13:30 cross country for at least 8 miles. I am still working my way into increased distances.

Also, I have decided to go the 18X route.


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He>I wrote:I have completed MEPS and I am now waiting for paperwork concerning corrected vision to be approved. I'm expecting to hear from my recruiter any day now.

My last PT test was 80 PU, 80 SU and a 13:30 2 mile. My ruck times have vastly improved. I can maintain a 12:30 to 13:00 minute pace over easy terrain and a 13:30 cross country for at least 8 miles. I am still working my way into increased distances.

Also, I have decided to go the 18X route.
Looks like you made your decision. Please let us know when you take your oath.
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PT update: Went for a 12 mile ruck with 50 lbs yesterday for a time of 2 hours and 29 minutes. I was able to maintain a 12:30 pace for the entire 12 miles. There was about 700ft of elevation throughout the course. I still have a lot of work to do, but I'm happy to see progress.


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He>I wrote:I have completed MEPS and I am now waiting for paperwork concerning corrected vision to be approved. I'm expecting to hear from my recruiter any day now.

My last PT test was 80 PU, 80 SU and a 13:30 2 mile. My ruck times have vastly improved. I can maintain a 12:30 to 13:00 minute pace over easy terrain and a 13:30 cross country for at least 8 miles. I am still working my way into increased distances.

Also, I have decided to go the 18X route.


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Explain in under 250 words how you came to this decision and what comparisons you've made for each unit. I'm curious why you'd just completely go back and forth, especially after the straight advice of Ranger Sinjefe who has served in both types of units and advised against it.

If your recruiter simply talked you into it then state that as well.
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cams wrote: Explain in under 250 words how you came to this decision and what comparisons you've made for each unit. I'm curious why you'd just completely go back and forth, especially after the straight advice of Ranger Sinjefe who has served in both types of units and advised against it.

If your recruiter simply talked you into it then state that as well.
Ranger Cams,

I made the decision to go 18x after speaking with an SF soldier that I met at Ft. Sam Houston a couple of months ago. He spoke very highly of the 18x program and kind of sold me. Although I'm attracted to the DA missions that are typical of the Ranger Regiment, I feel that my background and personality may make me a better fit for SF. Although I have read a few books on both the 75th Ranger Regiment and SF to get a better idea of each unit, I've never been in the militarily -much less SOF - so ultimately, this is a gut decision.

I flip flopped a couple of times because I was torn between my gut decision, and the feedback that I have received from the Rangers on this forum (which I truly value). Additionally, I met another former 18x candidate (who is currently an 18E) on a different forum that had very positive things to say about the 18x pipeline which further encouraged my decision.
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Explain in under 250 words how you came to this decision and what comparisons you've made for each unit. I'm curious why you'd just completely go back and forth, especially after the straight advice of Ranger Sinjefe who has served in both types of units and advised against it.

If your recruiter simply talked you into it then state that as well.
I told him something he didn't want to hear (that he wasn't mature enough). So, he shopped around asking 18Xs their opinions until he found those he liked.

What do you expect an 18X to say about 18Xs (rhetorical question)?

At the end of the day, as most off the street are like, he had a romantic view of SOF and wanted in whichever would take him v. Wanting to be a Ranger (or SF).
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