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woooo I am back.

Posted: Sat Jun 26, 2004 8:50 pm
by bazoukas
Hey people :D

Some news from me.
I graduated December 2003.
Made my own mod knoppix distro called IASON
Went to Greece for a month after 8 years.
Moved back to NYC from craptacular Indiana.
I am going in the US-ARMY this Febuary.

I am sooooo glad this forum is still here.

Way to go VOID. The site is getting biger.

Posted: Sun Jun 27, 2004 7:36 am
by Void Main
Wow, congratulations on everything bazoukas, nice to have you back! I'd be interested to hear more about your adventures and keep up with you on your future endeavors.

Posted: Sun Jun 27, 2004 12:04 pm
by bazoukas
hehe you asked for it :D

Well here is what am thinking of doing.
I am thinking for going for a second bachelors degree in Network Security Management. It will take me a year if I really push it, otherwise it will be a year and a half.

When am gonna be almot done, I will go in the US-Army. THe remaining courses I cant take over the intraweb.

The MOSs I am thinking are these.

Telecommunications Operator Maintainer 74C
Network Switching System Operator 31F
Microwave Systems Operator maintainer 31P
Signal Support System specialist 31U
Multi Channel Transimission System Operator 31R
Information System Operator/Analyst 74B
Satelite Communication Systems Operator maintanaier 31S
Special Operations Comm Sergeant18F -this MOS is a bit ummmmm hard? put it midly-
Microwave Systems Operator maintainer 31P

Posted: Sun Jun 27, 2004 2:07 pm
by Void Main
Just curious, since you have a degree you would be qualified for officers training no? Would you not be interested in going this route (going in as an officer vs enlisted)? As you probably know I was enlisted in the USAF, enlisted mainly because I didn't have my degree when I signed up. If I had my degree I think I would have been very interested in trying to become a fighter pilot. Of course I am happy with the route I did take and I was able to get my degree while serving in the Air Force. Either way you go I hope you have a great experience. I really enjoyed my 15 years in the Air Force! Just so you know, the beginning can be a little rough but hang in there!

Posted: Sun Jun 27, 2004 2:19 pm
by bazoukas
Yeah, I am talking about that with my recruiter.
one thing concerns me with being an officer.

When its play time, its play time. No I really do mean ITS PLAY TIME as if the world will end in few hours. Nobody messes with play time. Play time should be hard and rough and all out.

When its work time though, its work time. No, I really do mean its work time, as if there is a gun on top of my/ours head.

When I am with people who just slack off on a regular basis (we all do slack off from time to time , its normal and healthy and fun IMO), I tend to be very very crude with them, mean, loud and i dish out insults like crazy in a very mean way.

Well I would like to add that if its a job that is really boring, has zero fun factor, zero creative factor, its just boring and nobody gets really harmed if its not done all the way, I dont give a dime if I slack or other people slack off too.

I dont know how much they will like that in case I fall in a unit with slackers


Posted: Sun Jun 27, 2004 2:32 pm
by Void Main
Heh heh, well just like in the enlisted ranks, there are all types of personalities in the officers ranks. I just wanted to see if you had thought things through. I would really grill over the recruiter for information as well as seek out and talk to other people who have served in the Army both as enlisted and officer. Get some real advice and think it over. If you get in and decide you went the wrong way then it will be very difficult to switch to the other path.

Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2004 1:26 pm
by JoeDude
Officers administer. There is very little in the way of doing. The average entry level private has more knowledge of the job than the officer. An officers focus in the Army is on the Field and planning.

Enlisted do. They are the ones with all of the technical training. They are "where the rubber meats the road."

Were it I could go back and do it over, I would have entered as an officer. FOR THE MONEY AND BENEFITS.

Void hit it on the head. No matter where you go or what unit you end up in, there are work aholics, clueless ass holes, lazy fugs, people you will worship as masters of thier trade and people you will deam totally incompetant. Of coarse there are also those who fall somewhere in the middle.

you are not elidgeable for Special Operations Comm Sergeant18F yet. If you use your degree and enter as a specialist, then go to a promotion board, you will be elidgeable, unless of coarse they changed the rules. SOF is a good life though, if it's for you.