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Introduction - Otterse

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Hi, my name is Trevor, I'm 17 years old, I am currently in high school and working part time.

I enlisted in the Army 2 weeks ago. I have an 11x Contract with option 40. I ship out for basic on September 6th, 2016 and am currently on the DEP.

Since a kid, I've always wanted to join the military but never pursued it until about 6 months ago. I decided that I wanted to join and started researching all I could about the army. I knew that I wanted to do reconnaissance and more specifically special recon. From the moment I learned about the Rangers I knew it was what I wanted to do.

I went to MEPS as a 13F opt. 40 because my recruiter told me that was what they needed most. Before I swore in, my Liaison told me that I had a 2 on my eyesight and needed a 1 (I wear contacts/glasses) and that DQ's me from that job. He said they didn't have any other jobs with opt. 40 and I told him I will see him again when they have a job available with the added option. He told me he would call somebody to see if he could get me 11X opt 40 which worked out. I got the 11X with opt. 40 (which was originally what I had wanted) and swore in.

Also, my recruiter told me that my ASVAB score was pretty good and that was probably the only reason I got the job, he said they haven't seen that available in a long time and that I got lucky.

My workout is a 6 day, weekly workout routine which involves a lot of material from Ranger, Special Forces, and Seal training guides (most of which is from Stew Smith). I also take the 6th day to do a ruck march.

I have been trying to find time to train in the last month with school and work causing some issues but managed to improve my first test (1-1-1 not sure what it's called) from my recruiter.

Before I started training I did an APFT, here is the results (2 months ago):

2 min. Sit-ups: 42 (I wan't doing it in proper form though. My hand's were free and not locked behind my head)
2 min. Push-ups: 38
2 mile Run: 19:48
Never recorded pull-ups for this test

then the 1-1-1 APFT (2 week ago) with my recruiter and had the results:

1 min. Sit-ups: 49 (Proper)
1 min. Push-ups: 53
1 mile Run: 6:42
Never recorded pull-ups for this test

I was very happy with those results but not as much with the APFT I did today:

2 min. Sit-ups: 50
2 min. Push-ups: 65
2 mile Run: 16:01
Pull-ups: 18 (dead hang)
Ruck March: 5.53 miles in 1 hour and 42 minutes with 40 lbs.

I have 6 months until I ship, should I post my APFT every 2 weeks or every month?

While I am not a Ranger yet, I hope to one day be one but I am glad to be able to be a member of this forum. My goal is to make it as a Ranger and then work to the Special Battalion and be a part of the RRC (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regimenta ... ce_Company). The website says I can try out as an 11B but only as an Staff Sergeant so it looks like I have a long way to go.

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Welcome Trevor, If you truly want to earn a place in the 75th Ranger Regiment, you're at 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. Please tell us more about yourself. Why do you want to be a Ranger? 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. I see you have completed a PT Test; but you need to use your time to work on improving your scores. Watch for a PM. Never, never quit!
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Welcome to the site, Trevor.


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Thank you Rangers.

Since I wanted to join the military I wanted to be a part of the Spec Ops community. I always view the elite with more respect. I figured that every soldier deserves a heap of respect but to be an elite group of soldiers? They deserve that and then more then I can give. To serve and protect this country at the highest level possible, that's why I want to be a Ranger.

As for all things personal, I really enjoy soccer and rock climbing. I used to play soccer with my school but changed schools so stopped playing competative. I still play with my friends every so often. I got into rock climbing when I left and it has probably been the only thing to keep me in shape. Up until my decision to join the military I have had no reason to exercise and stay active, a pathetic excuse. I always viewed rock climbing as fun but in reality, I lost about 20lb's and gain a ton of muscle in the process so I think it was a benefit. I'm not sure if it will help me as a Ranger one day because I'm not really a big guy but as far as obstacle courses and ropes go, I am can fly through them.
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Welcome to ArmyRanger.com Trevor.


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Welcome here.

Fix your sig line as per the DEP standard.
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Buzz wrote:Welcome here.

Fix your sig line as per the DEP standard.
You still have not followed his tasker.
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Updated Ranger Buzz and Ranger Jim. I am only able to get on every weekend or if I'm lucky at an odd time at night, please pardon my absence.

I went ahead and did a PT test today, here were the results.

Situps:60
Pushups:72
Run:14:46
Pullups:18
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You still have not complied. Change your avatar.
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Roger Ranger Jim, in order to show compliance I changed my avatar. However, I'm still a bit confused, the baby face showed up in the DEP categegory as told to do so per this threads FAQ.
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Otterse wrote:Roger Ranger Jim, in order to show compliance I changed my avatar. However, I'm still a bit confused, the baby face showed up in the DEP categegory as told to do so per this threads FAQ.
Don't be confused. Just do what you're told, reply with "Roger Ranger Jim", and move out smartly to the next objective. Keep it simple. Keep it smart. Easy stuff.
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Roger Ranger Cams.
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What are you up to? Never, never quit!
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Ranger Jim,

Last week was my spring break but it really didn't feel like one, I had to get some 50 hours of volunteer work in by this Monday so I was working all week.

The only exercise I have really been able to get was on Thursday at DEP. We got the new test for long jump, throwing a 4 lb ball, dead lift, and sprints. Apparently this will be the new way of deciding if your eligible for a specific MOS. I did the best among my recruits at the station but I'm not sure how it would fare to rangers.

It looks like I am a week behind for my PT test so I will get that in later today.
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When are you going to post your progress on your task list in the five mentees thread?
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