can't believe how many of the class of 2011 is joining the military

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  1. muscl car

    muscl car Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    i'm right across the street from cajon HS and listening to the graduation ceremonies and can't believe how many are joining the military .as they announce the graduates name i keep hearing this person is joining the military all i keep hearing is army and so far not one is joining the marines !!!:confused:
     
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    You do realize we're in such a bad economy that there's hardly any jobs out there......

    So the safest bet right now is to join the military.
     
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    That's if they'll last these days. They're already cutting back on soldiers so if these kids are looking for a free ride they have another thing coming. But I am sure there are a select few that just want to serve they're organization purely.
     
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    yup, wish I could get back in
     
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    My graduating class was 133 people. Pretty small but I was one of only two that joined the military. The other guy went to the National Guard and from what I heard he lasted a couple years and that was it.
     
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    Aceshigh Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Absolutely true on both assessments.

    Not everyone is cut out for it.

    You and me both, and I'm gainfully employed.

    I miss the life and finally got my degree to become an officer.
    The only way to make a difference to the system is from within it IMO.

    Now I'm just another desk jockey out in the world....
     
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    My future replacements!!! One more trip to the Mid-east and RETIREMENT. Afghanistan this time, I just realized since 2003, I will have 55 months out of this country, and of course 67 months if I count the upcoming dirt filled adventure.
     
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    K5JMP Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    you know the deal Stace..
    there are sheep.. and then there are sheepdawgs...
    ya just gotta be cut from the right cloth to make it work:innocent:
     
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    Ditto, but if they are joining the Army, they weren't that bright anyway!!



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    Same as Ace there, Military and grad school are the top two choices right now. Enrollment at the school I'm at right now is at it's highest in two years. Problem with grad school is you can price yourself out of the market you end up with a PHD and expect the 100k salary out the gate. Not a lot of places are going to be keen on that.

    At least with the military you get hands on training plus the GI-bill for school later. I always hear the IT guys make out like bandits, they get scooped up by the civilian firms for contract work afterwards.
     

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