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Which branch of the Military if any are/were you in?

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View Poll Results: What Branch of the Military are you or were you in?

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  • Army

    88 39.11%
  • Navy

    37 16.44%
  • Marines

    35 15.56%
  • Air Force

    60 26.67%
  • Coast Guard

    5 2.22%
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    Army, 1968-1996.
    "The world is a dangerous place not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it." Albert Einstein


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    United States Air Force. Retired in 1997. Wish I didn't.

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    USAF 1956-1976 Should have stayed longer. Things were not the same any more.

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    US Navy. 20 years 3 days, retired Chief Gunner's Mate.

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    Army.

    Interesting poll, I woulda bet the Navy or Marines had more than the Air Force on here.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    US Army 1981-1989...sometimes regret not staying in.....

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    I was in the Marine Corps a long, long time ago...(actually it was the mid-1980's). After (I thought) I was out, I almost "got" to go to Desert Storm, but ("sadly") missed out on the chance to live in the desert for a few months.

    Unlike many who served, I don't look at it as a particularly positive experience. To be blunt, I absolutely hated it. The rules, being told what to do, etc.

    OTOH, it had its moments. I came by the nickname "Stinky" because I didn't have a clean t-shirt once to wear under my uniform for an inspection, so I wore one that I had PT'd in a few times. It stank to high freakin' heaven.

    I also had a Major cut his finger wide open when inspecting my rifle. He took one look at me (I put NO effort whatsoever into ironing my uniform, polishing my boots, etc.- I thought it a waste of time then and I still do today) and he thought there was no way on God's Green Earth that my rifle would be anywhere near to an acceptable standard.

    Wrongo, Brass-ass. Keeping your weapon in good working order IS important. So that baby was C-L-E-A-N. I mean cleaner than everyone else's.

    They routinely found carbon in the chamber. The dude stuck his finger in my M16's chamber, fully expecting to remove his finger and find it absolutely coated with grime. Nope. He did it again. No dice.

    And again. Nothing.

    Then he got mad and rammed half his arm into the rifle- cut about an inch gash on his finger, which bled like a river.

    Did I get any credit?

    Nope.

    I still got dinged, for "Blood in the chamber". I kid you not.
    "...bad decisions that turn out well often make heroes."


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    Guess.

    No worries, Randy - it's different things to different people - but why did you sign up? Recruiter told you it'd be something completely different? Just curious, not busting your balls or anything.

    P.S. Kickass job on the rifle maintenance - that major was a d-bag.

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    Army Signal Corp. 86 to 90.
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    I was in the Air Force. Did my 4 and moved on. Great experience though, wouldnt change it for anything.

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    Army in the 70's, Navy in the 90's.
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    Active Army 00' to 06' - aviation, combat arms on OH-58D helicopter. PA National Guard currently.
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    Nate:

    No recruiters misled me. I underestimated the amount of regimentation and order-following that was involved, and that was 100% my fault. I could have found out if I had done any investigating, but I didn't. Hell, I might even have enjoyed the Army if it's any different (I hear may be a little different that way).

    I signed up because parts of it sounded cool. And candor compels me to acknowledge that the parts that sounded cool actually WERE cool. I liked shoooting. I liked PT. I liked maneuvers & war games & field exercises. I liked digging holes. I like humping for miles. I liked the field. A lot.

    But that barracks crap was 1,000 % for the birds, and I just underestimated how much of that there would be. Gawd, all that C.O.D. (no one has marched into battle like that in many years, primarily because it's a very efficient way to get killed), being told when to eat and where to sit and how you can't pee in this latrine (it's only for officers/staff NCO's, etc.), and your boots aren't shiny and you have loose threads hanging off of the INSIDE seams of your clothes and etc. & etc. & etc. ad nauseam.
    "...bad decisions that turn out well often make heroes."


    Gary D. Mitchell, A Sniper's Journey: The Truth About the Man and the Rifle, P. 103, NAL Caliber books, 2006, 1st Ed.

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    Army. Infantry platoon leader, mid-sixties.

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