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Old 01-21-2016, 12:05 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Do like I did and marry a girl who will become a PA. I'm hemorrhaging money at $10k every 3 months, but her first year of work will make it back.

I'll soon need to figure out what I want to do when I grow up. Don't want the wife to figure out I'm not needed.

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Old 01-21-2016, 01:20 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Frank, honestly, I do not know much about you, just that this place was noticeably different when you were gone, and I was glad to see you return.

Vskid, what is your Army job?

You might considering doing exactly what I did. I researched in-demand careers. I kept seeing Speech-Language Pathology, which looked enjoyable, and a first-year SLP makes $60,000 at a school with summers off.

It is crazy to think that I have been home almost four years. I am always amazed by how convoluted my path has been. I wrote a couple of paragraphs about that, but apparently, if you can just find five mentors, you too can have a Lamborghini and 2,000 books in your garage!

When I was deployed, a Lieutenant asked if I was in the Spanish club in college. I replied in the negative and he promised me that I would have had a job when I graduated.

I am pretty sure that my jaw dropped.

I love the Army. I hit seven years in October and now they are sending me to the promotion board (with two months' notice!), I just may stay in.

I sure hated Afghanistan, though.

I am never sure which I regret more, poor decisions or ignorant ones.

It seems like there are too many important things that I learn too late.

I was only half-joking about the mentors, but that was why I mentioned the LT. Whatever you do, networking as much as possible is vital--unless you enjoy wandering in the desert!
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Old 01-22-2016, 12:52 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I'm in intelligence, 35 series. Not interested in pursuing that field any further, or I'd probably just stay in the Army. The Army isn't too bad, I'm just not in love with it and I feel like reenlisting would just be putting off figuring out what I want to do with my life.

I know I took some aptitude tests in high school, but I can't remember what they said (I feel like engineering and mechanical stuff were high). I just about maxed the ASVAB (military's aptitude test).

redpoint- Already married, missed my chance.

I'm going to start applying to schools and see what happens. In the meantime I'll have to brush up on my math. My math grades in high school suffered due to me not caring and I feel like I missed something fundamental that prevented some later concepts from "clicking".
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Old 01-22-2016, 02:44 AM   #14 (permalink)
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141 GT.

I do fuel.

I was supposed to be a 35F with the Guard. My recruiter told me that I would have on-the-job training and not need to go to school. I arrived and they asked "You believed that?' and sent me back to fueling.

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