Introduction - Robert

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Re: Introduction - Robert

Post by Disinfertention » April 12th, 2018, 1:52 pm

Hey Robert, glad to hear from you.

It is definitely not easy to get a specific job with OPT 40. But you aren't on this website or have a desire to serve as a Ranger because it is easy. I don't have to tell you this, but you and your brother simply stick to what you want and it will work out. Quota is a real thing in the Army, especially with them increasing the total number of recruits they want this year. That's not your problem at all though.

FST sounds interesting. I don't believe I have heard anyone talk about it before. Let me know how it goes.

I have heard good things about Marty's book but I haven't read it. It's on our list of recommended reading that we keep in our Mentoring room along with many other great books from GWOT writers and older.
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Re: Introduction - Robert

Post by C0LDY » April 12th, 2018, 3:00 pm

Roger Ranger Disinfertention, we will stick to our guns.

Unfortunatly the Recruiter contacted my brother yesterday and informed us that they will be in Dover today so FST is cancelled. We are both looking forward to next weeks FST!

Talking to the Recruiter was a big step towards achieving a life long goal of joining the Army. I'm glad that we started talking to the Recruiters sooner rather than later. We will definitely keep you Rangers updated on our progress regarding the Recruitment process so that anyone following our threads can have some insight on what to expect when pursuing a contract.

Ranger Disinfertention, I really enjoyed reading Violence of Action. The next book I plan on reading is "Sua Sponte: The Forging of a Modern American Ranger" I've heard very good things about this book and I had previously planned to read Sua Sponte first but I was recommended reading Violence of Action beforehand. I'm glad I did too. I personally feel like I have a better understanding of the 75th Ranger Regiment and the their mission and the history of Regiment during the GWOT.

I am excited to start reading Sua Sponte!

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Re: Introduction - Robert

Post by C0LDY » June 23rd, 2019, 1:47 pm

Rangers,

This update is long overdue on the site.

A lot has changed in the last year since my previous update. Currently my brother and I are waiting until the new fiscal year in October to get contracted. Our braces will be coming off in October or sooner, unfortunately the exact time is not set in stone making it difficult to talk with recruiters this past year. As of right now, the goal is to continue to become as fit as possible leading up to October when we will get contracted and hopefully ship out as soon as possible. This means there will be a very short period of time between getting contracted and shipping out.

In the last year, I've completed my Eagle Scout as well as transferred High Schools and gradated High School. After working throughout my Junior year of high school as well as full time the summer leading up to my senior year of High School I was fortunate enough to be given a taste of what it is like to work full time for a company, washing and maintaining construction equipment and more. They even offered to keep me after I graduated. However, I soon came to the realization that although it was great to work for this company and even though I had great friends as co workers, I wanted to continue to pursue the Military. Further solidifying my ambitions to join the Army to become a Ranger.

For the last 4 years of my High School career I had been trying to transfer to Delaware Military Academy, the school where my brother attended at the time. Every summer I would send an email to the commandant about admission. Early in September of my senior year, I was at work and received a phone call asking if I wanted to come down to DMA for an interview. I reluctantly accepted knowing I would have to leave my trade school and my work. I started out my Senior year at Delaware Military Academy and eventually graduated from there with my brother in early June.
From this I learned an important lesson, "Persistence Pays Off".

This past year, I have been living by the Ranger Creed to the best of my ability. I've spent quite a bit of my free time reading and learning as much about Ranger knowledge as I could.
This past year I've read..
"Sua Sponte" by Dick Couch
"Of Thier Own Accord" by Gary Dolan,
"The Warrior Ethos" by Steven Pressfield,
"Gates of Fire" by Steven Pressfield which has been my favorite so far,
"Shadow Warriors History of the 75th Ranger Regiment" by Mir Bahmanyar,
"Two Wars" by Nate Self,
"Lest We Forget" By Leo Jenkins,
"First Train out of Denver" by Leo Jenkins,
"Violence of Action" by Book by Charles Faint, Leo Jenkins, and Marty Skovlund Jr.

I'm sure I've left out a few however from each book that I have been able to read I've had takeaways, learning from characters stories and hardships and moments of leadership and resilience. I still have quite a few books to read too over the summer, next up is "Charlie Rangers" by Don Ericson and John L. Rotundo. I'm excited to continue to learn about the history of Rangering and the Rangers.

This past year, I've also taken up an interest in rappelling, and scuba diving! Both are hobbies I hope to continue throughout my career in the Army.

Lastly, over the past year I've matured and grown as a person quite a bit, I've had many learning experiences and life lessons that I'll carry with me for the rest of my life. I've had the unique experience of being able to follow some of the other members of this site throughout the end of their high school careers and the beginning of their military careers, many have gone on to become Rangers. No doubt that they have all helped me grow as I watched them progress through the pipeline to where they are today.
For that and for this website which is truly a goldmine of information and experience I am thankful.

- Rob

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Re: Introduction - Robert

Post by C0LDY » September 3rd, 2019, 9:51 pm

Rangers,

Summer has come and gone so fast. There was a lot of things I wanted to do this summer some of which I accomplished and others I wish I had more time to pursue. I'm excited to inform you all that my braces will be coming off October 11th. I'll be contracted as soon as I possibly can and then shipping hopefully straight from MEPs. I've been keeping up with my PT as well as continuing to learn as much Ranger knowledge as I can. I look forward to continuing to update you all on my progress.


- Rob

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Re: Introduction - Robert

Post by Disinfertention » September 4th, 2019, 2:11 am

It's great news. When will you get back to talking to a Recruiter since the last one left you all hanging a bit? Same one? Or a new one?
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Re: Introduction - Robert

Post by C0LDY » September 8th, 2019, 8:30 pm

Ranger Disinfertention,

I plan on talking with my recruiter once I get my braces off, maybe a little beforehand so that we can give them a heads up when we'll be dropping in. I'll hopefully be using the same recruiter but if things do not go so well I won't hesitate to jump ship to the town over and hit up a different office.

- Rob

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Re: Introduction - Robert

Post by Disinfertention » September 11th, 2019, 12:37 pm

Good plan, Rob. As always, try to keep checking in here when you can. As I try to tell you all, it is your career. Don't worry about what the recruiters think or feel. They will get over it.
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Re: Introduction - Robert

Post by C0LDY » September 13th, 2019, 9:56 am

Roger Ranger Disinfertention.

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