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Old May 28th, 2015, 06:20 PM   #41
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Not sure if it works like that now, and that might only be for medical officers and the like. I don't really want to be a medical officer. I'd prefer to do something with engineering.
Like I say, it has to be something the military really, really needs.
Obviously I served during wartime when there was a great need for medical officers.
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Old May 28th, 2015, 06:21 PM   #42
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Not sure if it works like that now, and that might only be for medical officers and the like. I don't really want to be a medical officer. I'd prefer to do something with engineering.
Are there not other military colleges like West Point? Or what about ROTC?
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Old May 28th, 2015, 06:24 PM   #43
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Like I say, it has to be something the military really, really needs.
Obviously I served during wartime when there was a great need for medical officers.
Yeah, this is Garrison Military, so I can't think of what they'd really need now.
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Are there not other military colleges like West Point? Or what about ROTC?
There's the Academies but I don't really like my chances of getting into USMA/USNA/USAFA. By scholarship I of course meant an ROTC scholarship.
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Old May 28th, 2015, 08:23 PM   #44
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Another report regarding Shia militia atrocities upon the Sunni population. This is why the U.S. is never going to be able to resolve this;

Human Rights Group Alleges Shiite Militias Killing Sunnis in Retaliation for ISIS Attacks | Foreign Policy
Here's the choice:

Sunnis led by Wahabbi Saudis and the other most repressive Muslim states, with the Zionists standing nearby, Sunnis that have shown not much stomach for taking on ISIS, the "anti-Iran" group. ISIS is well-known for the hundreds, thousands of atrocities it's committed.

Shiites led by Iran, Shiites engaging ISIS, Shiite militias reportedly murdering Sunni civilians.

We gotta pick sides from those choices ... or walk the hell away, and walking the hell away ain't gonna happen.
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Old May 29th, 2015, 02:27 AM   #45
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Here's the choice:

Sunnis led by Wahabbi Saudis and the other most repressive Muslim states, with the Zionists standing nearby, Sunnis that have shown not much stomach for taking on ISIS, the "anti-Iran" group. ISIS is well-known for the hundreds, thousands of atrocities it's committed.

Shiites led by Iran, Shiites engaging ISIS, Shiite militias reportedly murdering Sunni civilians.

We gotta pick sides from those choices ... or walk the hell away, and walking the hell away ain't gonna happen.
I'm just saying that the days of Saddam and the minority Sunnis brutalizing the Shia have not been forgotten. The Shia inside Iraq have been exacting revenge since Bush gave them the government and military in 2003. The Iranian Shia militia have not forgotten a certain 8 year war. A war in which Saddam gassed them with an assist from the Reagan Administration. When the Iranian militias fight off ISIS and roll into a town like Saddam's Tikrit, what follows towards the Sunni population is a matter of national revenge for the Iranians. This is a two edged blade. Sadly, the Sunnis believe that all that stands between them and the vengeful Shia is ISIS. That's quite a conundrum IMO.
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Old December 2nd, 2015, 12:33 PM   #46
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With the rapid gains ISIS is making, what are the odds that we will launch another ground operation in the region?
First Russia then British invasion in Syria.

Russia win to Assad then UK and rebells wins vs Assad regim.

Rebells includes peace in Syria or what's up after Syria wars ??

What you want with Syria and ISIS ??

Russia strikes hard with ground force ??

ISIS is your best after blacks ??
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Democraty if UK and Rebells win war ??

Rebells build 45.000 Army and Air Force ?!

Democraty republic Syria ??
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Nonsense, Obama has no intention of a boots on the ground legacy and I agree with him 100%. The Republicans have refused to act on a request from the President from 9 months ago for a Use of Force resolution to cover our current operations. They whine that the President works around Congress but can't seem to even bring up a debate for a resolution because they don't want their vote going down on the record. In light of that political cowardice, even the Republicans have no authority to place boots on the ground.
Except that he is putting boots on the ground right now.
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Old December 2nd, 2015, 06:47 PM   #49
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We've talked on this before and I don't think I've ever given the impression that I'm not 100% serious about joining.

I was initially considering the Army but after some talking with my father, friends, and even a discussion (or lackthereof) from the Army recruiters, I decided that I'd go with the Navy. I figure if I don't do something like Engineman or Machinist's Mate, as I do what something that even if I get the boot early (I do want a 20 year career) I'll still have an employable skill, I'll do Damage Controlman, as that sounds both fun and something employable as a firefighter or such after the Navy.

My grandfather was also in the Navy during the War, so I figured it was part of that family trade that I could carry along.
Have you took a step back and considered a MMA academy? A career in the Merchant Marine is good pay, and coming out of a MMA you can get your navy ensign commission. Plus if you are going engineer route you have a really nice mechanical engineer degree with emphasis on thermal dynamics. Just food for thought
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Nowadays I will Rebells or IS won in Syria.
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