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  • #16
    Re: Condensed course or AIT? which will benefit more?

    Originally posted by 0844 View Post
    I wouldn't call it fear, but I do know why. It's a fuctional demotion.
    Right, but it's not like you get treated like ****.....which was implied earlier. Don't whine about it. If you apply yourself as much as you did in the Marine Corps, you can get rank in the Guard fairly easily.

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    • #17
      Re: Condensed course or AIT? which will benefit more?

      Originally posted by SteveLord View Post
      Right, but it's not like you get treated like ****.....which was implied earlier. Don't whine about it. If you apply yourself as much as you did in the Marine Corps, you can get rank in the Guard fairly easily.
      not whining, its just a kick in the pants thats all. **** happens and ill adapt and overcome.

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      • #18
        Re: Condensed course or AIT? which will benefit more?

        Originally posted by SteveLord View Post
        Right, but it's not like you get treated like ****.....which was implied earlier. Don't whine about it. If you apply yourself as much as you did in the Marine Corps, you can get rank in the Guard fairly easily.
        Absolutely. It's not an insurmountable hurdle, but it is one more frustrating thing to deal with when making the cultural transition. It could certainly be worse, though. When I was in bootcamp we had a recruit in my platoon that was prior service Army. He got treated like complete scum fresh off the street just like ever other teenaged recruit in the platoon. He took the abuse better than most others in the platoon and performed extremely well. He walked across the parade deck on graduation day in crisp service chucks with three stripes on his sleeve, jump wings on his chest, and a stack of ribbons larger than any of our drill instructors which included a bronze star. The guy was previously an 11B and was an OIF 1 vet. He was hoping to get into MARSOC, which required that he be in the Marines, and the Marines don't waive bootcamp. I couldn't imagine being an NCO, decorated war veteran, and paratrooper, and then being told that you have to go back through bootcamp, regardless of your branch. So yeah, going from corporal to specialist might be bad, but there are certainly worse fates in the world that people have successfully undertaken.

        Oh, and it was quite commical to see all the drill instructors walk up to him after graduation and pick his brain for advice about jump school. It was quite the role reversal.

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        • #19
          Re: Condensed course or AIT? which will benefit more?

          Nice story; I bet he couldn't wait to trade those silver wings for GOLD.

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