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Introduction-Carlos

Post by vagabondchavez » August 31st, 2019, 5:39 am

Good-morning Rangers!

My name is Carlos.
I'm a 21 year old dirtbag; an inconsistent, undisciplined, and entitled pile of dirt.
I have grown sick to my stomach of this kid; so I joined the Army.
I wholeheartedly believe the Big Army will instill necessary habits, and that the fires of RASP will forge my dull edges into razor blades. I'm beyond excited I've been blessed with the chance to be apart of the best fighting force in the world.
There is so much to soak up here. I have no doubt I will be squared away by ship time.

Thank you all for everything you've done and continue to do for this country and for us. Hooah! :razz:
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"To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding." Proverbs 1:2

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Re: Introduction-Carlos

Post by centermass » August 31st, 2019, 7:30 am

One of our esteemed colleagues will be along shortly with further guidance on which to proceed.

Welcome to the site.

RLTW!
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Re: Introduction-Carlos

Post by vagabondchavez » August 31st, 2019, 7:32 am

Thank you Ranger centermass, I can't wait.
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Re: Introduction-Carlos

Post by centermass » August 31st, 2019, 7:43 am

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There is a wealth of information there, which you can get started reading in the mean time while waiting for additional guidance.

Log off and log back in and you will see it.
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Re: Introduction-Carlos

Post by vagabondchavez » August 31st, 2019, 7:47 am

Roger Ranger centermass
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Re: Introduction-Carlos

Post by CharlieRanger1FFV » August 31st, 2019, 10:35 am

Welcome to the site, Carlos.


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Re: Introduction-Carlos

Post by vagabondchavez » August 31st, 2019, 10:47 am

Thank you Ranger CharlieRanger1FFV
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Re: Introduction-Carlos

Post by BlueLiner » August 31st, 2019, 1:42 pm

Welcome here Carlos, work your ass off preparing for what’s coming and study hard, because the work you put in here will pay dividends in the long run once you begin RASP. And above all else, embrace the journey, it’s your odyssey.

Face it head on.
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Re: Introduction-Carlos

Post by vagabondchavez » August 31st, 2019, 4:19 pm

Thank you Ranger BlueLiner
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Re: Introduction-Carlos

Post by Disinfertention » September 1st, 2019, 7:22 pm

vagabondchavez wrote:
August 31st, 2019, 5:39 am
Good-morning Rangers!

My name is Carlos.
I'm a 21 year old dirtbag; an inconsistent, undisciplined, and entitled pile of dirt.
I have grown sick to my stomach of this kid; so I joined the Army.
I wholeheartedly believe the Big Army will instill necessary habits, and that the fires of RASP will forge my dull edges into razor blades. I'm beyond excited I've been blessed with the chance to be apart of the best fighting force in the world.
There is so much to soak up here. I have no doubt I will be squared away by ship time.

Thank you all for everything you've done and continue to do for this country and for us. Hooah! :razz:
Hey, Carlos. If you're looking to earn your spot in Ranger Regiment, this site is a good start. I see you already were able to make a follow up post and checked in on Discord!

Why did you pick 11X? Any motivation behind it? Obviously Regiment offers tons of jobs.

You've been out of school for awhile. Did you play any sports? What has changed from you leaving school til now? You obviously have the gift of internet gab (meaning you type well). Is that a hobby or did you stare at the screen for 30 minutes trying to be clever? 8)

Glad you found us.
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Re: Introduction-Carlos

Post by vagabondchavez » September 1st, 2019, 9:26 pm

Ranger Disinfertention,

I had a fair amount of choices that came down to 35M, 35P, 13F, and 11X. They each offered Option 40.
I chose my MOS a day before my physical and swear in. I was pretty interested in 35P, but the station commander informed me he would be unable to schedule a DLAB by tomorrow. No big deal. 11X and 13F were left to choose from. Ten minutes go by and I hadn't nutted up and made a choice, so I asked my recruiter to flip a coin. The rest is history.

I graduated high-school in 2015. I played lacrosse my junior year and wrestled my senior year. I was kicked off both teams for my shitty grades. Back then I would skip school all the time, do the bare minimum of work required to pass/graduate, get high as hell and do nothing productive with my time. The good ol days. These past few years I have gotten myself involved in so much bullshit that could have easily been avoided, but I was immature and could only learn the hard way. I'm still like this, but I'm glad to say that I'm sober and have a clear vision for my future. :mrgreen:

I'm glad I found you guys too, and yes, I definitely spend a long time trying to be clever haha
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Re: Introduction-Carlos

Post by Disinfertention » September 4th, 2019, 2:09 am

I enjoyed sports over school as well. So I dropped out of high school. Twice. I came back, got my grades up to play, and then left again.

I am currently about half a dozen classes from my 4 year degree which I put off for 10 years in the military. Schooling never stops. It is one of my big talking points here to anyone on the board. It never hurts you and opens more doors compared to sitting on your ass. And, in the military, you can do it for free on so many levels... Keep that in mind.

That being said... your choices don't define who you are. You're dedicated to something much bigger than school. But you are not bigger than learning!
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Re: Introduction-Carlos

Post by vagabondchavez » September 4th, 2019, 9:13 am

Wow, that's really gangster Ranger Disinfertention!

I agree with you 100%, education is super important. The GI Bill is the holy grail, I'm well aware of it's benefits. I will be pursuing nursing after my stint in the military. Hopefully I'm able to secure an ASN while active, but it's unlikely considering you're obligated to participate in clinical trials. What is your degree in and how will you utilize it?
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Re: Introduction-Carlos

Post by Disinfertention » September 8th, 2019, 12:40 pm

vagabondchavez wrote:
September 4th, 2019, 9:13 am
Wow, that's really gangster Ranger Disinfertention!

I agree with you 100%, education is super important. The GI Bill is the holy grail, I'm well aware of it's benefits. I will be pursuing nursing after my stint in the military. Hopefully I'm able to secure an ASN while active, but it's unlikely considering you're obligated to participate in clinical trials. What is your degree in and how will you utilize it?
I started my degree 10 years late so I am still working on my 4 year degree in Business Administration. I have about 7 classes to go. Primarily using it to stand out among my peers for promotion. Don't really have a plan for it post military yet.

Just to be a bit more direct, my point was for you to enroll in school while you serve once you arrive to your unit. Even if you only serve for 4-8 years you can accomplish quite a few generic classes that will slave you 1-2 years of school time later (generally speaking)
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