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BePreparedSean
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Introduction: Sean

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Hello Rangers,

I am 24 years old and currently in the process of joining the Army. First off I want to say that this site has more information than almost every other site combined and it has been very informative. I have a Bachelors degree in Culinary Arts and Food Service Management from JWU in Rhode Island. I currently manage a bar in Newport, RI and I have recently realized that the time to join for me is now. I am doing well enough in life as is, but I am not satisfied with where I am right now which is why I am planning on joining. I was prescribed Adderall in late 2012 and had a perscription filled 3 times over a 7 month time period. This has been the biggest thorn in my side while joining and now after over 2 years I am good to go. I applied for a waiver and just got the good word that it has been approved. I go to MEPS Thursday and will know more after that.

The reason I want to join the 75th is pretty simple. I want to be surrounded with the best and that is what I expect in The Regiment. I am an Eagle scout and love being active. I currently sail and I love using mother nature and my intuition to get where I need to as fast as possible. I come from a family of runners so my upper body strength needs work and I am working on it as we speak. I have cut down on drinking a ton and I am moving back to California to solely work on PT and to become as prepared as possible. I am getting out of the bar industry for awhile as it is very detrimental to my health. I know I have a lot to work on but I hope with some of the resources here I will be able to increase my PT scores to a perfect 300 in the next 2 months or so.

I conducted an APFT to get a baseline the other day.
Push ups- 35
Sit ups- 51
2 Mile Run- 14:17
Pull Ups- 2
I plan on retesting this week to see what improvements I have made.
I know these scores are laughable now, but when I move back to CA and cut out booze, the odd hours and just work on PT and my body they will sky rocket. I am very motivated and determined to better myself and join in top shape. Have a great day Rangers!

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Welcome Sean. If you want to earn a slot in the 75th Ranger Regiment, you came to the right site. We at armyranger.com take a great deal of pride in the young men who pass through here on their life journey. Most of the questions you might have can be addressed by using the search feature, located on the top right of this page. Please read the FAQs, as well as select stickies and threads. You do not indicate what MOS you want to earn; but, you may find this link helpful. Never, never quit!

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Welcome Sean. Are you thinking about signing as a cook?
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More than a few Rangers from that neck of the woods (RI), and a boatload of Ranger history as well.

I understand the drive to move when you find your current situation toxic, however if you are planning on joining the military, perhaps you might consider sticking it out until you are enlisted. You'll have plenty of opportunity to see different parts of the country and world, giving you some better insight when deciding where to settle later in life. Moving can take time and energy that you might find best directed toward your preparation.

You are wise to try and avoid the restaurant/bar industry in your preparation. Both can be a black hole, taking over every aspect of your life with the odd hours and constrained social life. Even if you are looking in to becoming a Ranger cook, you'll find the lifestyle dramatically different.
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First off I want to say that this site has more information than almost every other site combined and it has been very informative.
Thanks for the kind words. We try to be as helpful to the future soldiers as possible.
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Where's your update? It's been two weeks? How has your physical training improved?

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Ranger Fuego, I apologize for the time gap in my response, it has been a busy 2 weeks. Fitness has improved some but because of working doubles and more nights than usual I have not seen the progress I want yet, however I will do another fitness test in the next 72 hours and post.

Ranger Elgecko, I will be looking for an 11X Option 40 contract. While I do have the skills in the kitchen, I do not use them often. I use my experience and education from JWU in the front of the house and beverage industry.

Ranger X, I decided on moving back home because I would like to not pay for rent while I am enlisted and also to remove myself from a situation here.

In a more general update I have some good news and some bad. Good news is that I am moving back home to San Jose, California to live and train while I wait. Hopefully I can get a contract and leave soon after then, there should be lots of contracts opening up with the new fiscal year so I am hopeful. Depending on the time frame I will get a job to keep busy, but in normal daytime hours. The main bad news is that while my waiver got approved there was miscommunication between my recruiting station and MEPS so my reservation was cancelled and I will have to do my physical out in California. I have gotten in touch with a recruiter in my home town, and I am going to call him tomorrow to get paperwork going on his end so when I get out there I will be able to go to MEPS immediately. Not to much to report on other than that for the moment!

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Welcome to the site Sean.


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Hello Rangers,

Just wanted to give an update while I am moving back home to California. I have had limited access to my computer on this trip and I will not be able to reply as often as I would like. My next physical update will be next weekend when I am back home and adjusted. For now I will be enjoying some hikes in the Rockies!

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Sean, we certainly look forward to watching your progress. Never, never quit!
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Brief Sitrep. I have made it to San Jose , California and within the first 24 hours I have met with my local recruiter to see where my paperwork is, and I also shadowed a 6am CrossFit class. I am changing my sleep and workout schedule to be more in line with an early AM PT regime. I will post an updated PT test by the end of this weekend!

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BePreparedSean wrote:Brief Sitrep. I have made it to San Jose , California and within the first 24 hours I have met with my local recruiter to see where my paperwork is, and I also shadowed a 6am CrossFit class. I am changing my sleep and workout schedule to be more in line with an early AM PT regime. I will post an updated PT test by the end of this weekend!
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My deepest apologies Ranger Jim.

I unfortunately ran into legal issues this weekend, and I will be taking a break for the immediate future from this site. I have a court date later in the month and will hopefully have everything figured out before then. I plan on taking responsibility for my actions and then if the Army will still have me, I will continue to pursue my enlistment.

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BePreparedSean wrote:My deepest apologies Ranger Jim.

I unfortunately ran into legal issues this weekend, and I will be taking a break for the immediate future from this site. I have a court date later in the month and will hopefully have everything figured out before then. I plan on taking responsibility for my actions and then if the Army will still have me, I will continue to pursue my enlistment.
Please tell us more. Never, never quit!
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Ranger Jim,

I have been hesitant about who I inform about my situation, however at this point I need to figure out exactly what my next steps need to be so I can continue my pursuit for enlistment. Last Sunday my brother and I went beer tasting in Sonoma County in California and I made the very poor decision to drive. I instantly knew my life was going to be put on hold for at least a few months, and my hopes to join the Army might be over. I know it was a very poor decision, especially because I was so close to being able to enlist, and now I want to take responsibility and move on in a better direction. I have been charged with a DUI with no priors and I have my first court date in a couple weeks. I would love any insight on how I can overcome this huge hurdle and continue to pursue this dream of mine. On a positive note, I have not had a drink since the incident and I have focused a lot of energy into CrossFit and becoming more physically fit.

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