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Introduction- Nathan

Post by Nsmith1776 » January 1st, 2019, 7:30 pm

Good evening Rangers and other members of this forum. My name is Nathan, I am currently a junior in high school. Near the end of this month I'll be turning 17 and will begin the enlistment process. I want to sign an 11x option 40 contract. I currently go to the gym before school early in the mornings. After school I work at an automotive repair shop. I am looking forward to using the wealth of information on this site to aid me in accomplishing my goals.

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Re: Introduction- Nathan

Post by Lunch » January 2nd, 2019, 7:54 am

Welcome to ArmyRanger.com, Nathan. There are others here who can provide you with better direction than I; but in the mean time, I'm wondering why you wish to pursue on Option 40 contract and put yourself through all that suffering and hardship?
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Re: Introduction- Nathan

Post by Nsmith1776 » January 2nd, 2019, 2:21 pm

Ranger Lunch, thanks for your reply. I knew from an early age that I wanted to serve my country. My best friend’s father, a member of the 160th SOAR, would tell us stories of the SOF groups he worked with, and decided that’s where I wanted to be. I also want to be the best possible person I can be, the skills and lessons I will take away from the hardships and suffering will better me as a person. More of a generic reason, but still holds true, is I want to carry on the legacy of those before me, who possessed the title Army Ranger.

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Re: Introduction- Nathan

Post by CharlieRanger1FFV » January 2nd, 2019, 8:05 pm

Welcome to the site, Nathan.


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Re: Introduction- Nathan

Post by Nsmith1776 » January 2nd, 2019, 8:32 pm

Ranger CharlieRanger1FFV thanks for the reply. It’s an honor to be here!

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Re: Introduction- Nathan

Post by Lunch » January 3rd, 2019, 9:17 am

Good answers, Nathan. If you've been studying the information available to you on the site, you would understand that it is only a matter of time before a Ranger directs you to conduct a PT test and report your results. Sua Sponte.
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Re: Introduction- Nathan

Post by Nsmith1776 » January 3rd, 2019, 5:04 pm

Ranger Lunch, I will have enough time to properly complete one on Sunday. I will post my scores when complete.

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Re: Introduction- Nathan

Post by Disinfertention » January 10th, 2019, 2:49 pm

Nathan, welcome to ArmyRanger.com.

Sunday has come and gone... Were you able to execute an APFT?

It is good you have found the site. There is decades of information on these boards for you to access. Please use the search feature here and elsewhere on the internet to ask informed questions and try to avoid ones that have been answered previously.

Do you play any sports? If you plan to talk to a recruiter right at 17, are you trying to graduate early or do you plan to do your full senior year?
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Re: Introduction- Nathan

Post by Nsmith1776 » January 10th, 2019, 7:26 pm

Ranger Disinfertention thanks for your reply. I run cross country and played baseball up until last year due to work. I plan on finishing my senior year. I have completed an APFT my scores are:
Pushups- 58 in 2 minutes
Sit-ups- 73 in 2 minutes
2 mile run- 15:29 (307 Feet elevation gain).
Sunday I also attempted a 5 mile run I completed it in 48:57 (686 Feet elevation gain.) Obviously I need to improve these scores significantly. I’m taking the online ASVAB at the end of this month. I scored a 84 AFQT on the practice ASVAB. My goal is by the beginning of my senior year (August 2019) to well exceed these scores.

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Re: Introduction- Nathan

Post by xray » January 11th, 2019, 12:48 am

Good luck keep working at it and stay focused.
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Re: Introduction- Nathan

Post by Nsmith1776 » January 11th, 2019, 3:59 am

Ranger xray thanks for the support.

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Re: Introduction- Nathan

Post by Lunch » January 12th, 2019, 9:34 am

I was wondering if you were going to report back, or if you had just drifted away. While your PT scores aren't currently stellar, you've got lots and lots of time to prepare. "Back in the day"....we didn't have this here fancy interweb thing to learn in advance what was in store and how to prepare; but we also weren't faced with ongoing combat operations. So take advantage of what is available to you and use it to better prepare yourself to deploy to go kill bad guys as soon as you're through the gates.
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Re: Introduction- Nathan

Post by Nsmith1776 » January 12th, 2019, 10:07 am

Ranger Lunch, I definitely need to improve my PT scores. As I continue to progress I will post results when significant progress has been reached.

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Re: Introduction- Nathan

Post by Disinfertention » January 15th, 2019, 3:08 pm

Nathan, are you able to execute chin-ups yet? If you are unable, what is your plan to improve those?
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Re: Introduction- Nathan

Post by Nsmith1776 » January 15th, 2019, 4:47 pm

Ranger disinfertention, as of now I am only able to complete 16 chin ups. To improve them I will do some each night along with pushups to improve.

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