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#41
Different hammer, same nail.

We do things differently. Our TA / Army Reserve is a much more integral part of the full time Army with individuals slotting into roles. You guys are basically how the TA was before WW1.

Very separate organisations that operated under the own rules.

Gen question, as a National Guardsman, could you be called up as an individual, to slot into a regular Army unit, or do you go as a group with fellow Guardsmen?
It all depends on your MOS. If you are something exotic and special you could be called up as an individual. Our Dustoff unit deploys in platoons.
 
#43
I’ve made phone calls over so don’t think I’ve just went oh I know arrse will have all the answers I need I was more looking to find if anyone has done it before and how they found it etc
Well the other question is, are you ready to be low man on the totem pole? Followed by are you ready to be an unofficial mentor for the younger nuggets? Being an older gent has perks and downsides. Followed by are you ready for a new APFT?
 
#44
Well the other question is, are you ready to be low man on the totem pole? Followed by are you ready to be an unofficial mentor for the younger nuggets? Being an older gent has perks and downsides. Followed by are you ready for a new APFT?
I’m only a lance jack looking at corporal with 6 years I’m not that high up anyway I just feel like I want to do at least another four years and if I don’t enjoy it then I can always leave and follow a career In IT, I’m fine with starting again as it’s an experience not many people get the opportunity to do. I joined at 17 all I really know is the army at this point and I’m not really ready to see it go fully.
 
#45
I’m only a lance jack looking at corporal with 6 years I’m not that high up anyway I just feel like I want to do at least another four years and if I don’t enjoy it then I can always leave and follow a career In IT, I’m fine with starting again as it’s an experience not many people get the opportunity to do. I joined at 17 all I really know is the army at this point and I’m not really ready to see it go fully.
Well you have to follow your desires. But just make sure the wife is on board with anything. If you both are not on the same page it can be a long enlistment.

What type of role were you considering?
 
#46
Well you have to follow your desires. But just make sure the wife is on board with anything. If you both are not on the same page it can be a long enlistment.

What type of role were you considering?
Well at the moment I’m IT Comms but I know due to clearances that’s a no as it would be the same with us other than the Gurkhas so I’m really not too sure, I spoke to a couple of yank infanteers not too long ago and they all to a man said avoid the infantry and cav scouts so I really don’t know to be truthful I’m kinda loooking at it as a fresh start with my Cisco quals and experience in the bag that I can maintain in my own time I should (hopefully) always be employable with that to fall back on so I’m genuinely open minded to anything however from the experience of our own army I’ll have an idea of what might be pretty shitty and what could be interesting.

The misses is on board with anything as long as it involves going home And the chance of a family in the not too distant future once everything is settled and we’re on our feet
 
#47
Well at the moment I’m IT Comms but I know due to clearances that’s a no as it would be the same with us other than the Gurkhas so I’m really not too sure, I spoke to a couple of yank infanteers not too long ago and they all to a man said avoid the infantry and cav scouts so I really don’t know to be truthful I’m kinda loooking at it as a fresh start with my Cisco quals and experience in the bag that I can maintain in my own time I should (hopefully) always be employable with that to fall back on so I’m genuinely open minded to anything however from the experience of our own army I’ll have an idea of what might be pretty shitty and what could be interesting.

The misses is on board with anything as long as it involves going home And the chance of a family in the not too distant future once everything is settled and we’re on our feet

Yes you are right, no offense but you won’t be allowed in Signals etc. But at least you aren't a Russian. My mate had one of them in one of his recent classes and that poor fella had a hard life.

The Teeth arms are very respected but their life is shit.

Maybe Aviation, or Artillery?

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#48
Yes you are right, no offense but you won’t be allowed in Signals etc. But at least you aren't a Russian. My mate had one of them in one of his recent classes and that poor fella had a hard life.

The Teeth arms are very respected but their life is shit.

Maybe Aviation, or Artillery?

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Is 91b med specialist is that an equivalent of our combat med techs that will work in a med centre day to day but can get attached to teeth arms etc?
 
#49
Well at the moment I’m IT Comms but I know due to clearances that’s a no as it would be the same with us other than the Gurkhas so I’m really not too sure, I spoke to a couple of yank infanteers not too long ago and they all to a man said avoid the infantry and cav scouts so I really don’t know to be truthful I’m kinda loooking at it as a fresh start with my Cisco quals and experience in the bag that I can maintain in my own time I should (hopefully) always be employable with that to fall back on so I’m genuinely open minded to anything however from the experience of our own army I’ll have an idea of what might be pretty shitty and what could be interesting.

The misses is on board with anything as long as
Is 91b med specialist is that an equivalent of our combat med techs that will work in a med centre day to day but can get attached to teeth arms etc?
Don’t use that list!! I apologize but it is wrong. A 91 bravo is now wheeled vehicle mechanic.

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#50
But not to pry to much, is it the lifestyle that you would miss or are you just hesitant to transition back into Civ life in a foreign country? Not trying to be offensive, just trying to help you out with the MOS quest.
 
#51
But not to pry to much, is it the lifestyle that you would miss or are you just hesitant to transition back into Civ life in a foreign country? Not trying to be offensive, just trying to help you out with the MOS quest.
The lifestyle, as I said I joined at 17 and I enjoy it and I want to go abroad still whilst I’m young, I’m just not ready to leave the army yet however I’m making a sacrifice for her as she is for me by allowing me to join over there. I just don’t really know a lot about how it all works with regards to MOS etc and I’m trying to prep as much now as I can so that we can do this together.
 
#52
I can always leave and follow a career In IT
You see that bit? You may be slightly deceiving yourself. A CCNA without regular recent application is not much use. It might get you a trainee slot, but that's about it. Of course if you do have the regular and recent application, you stand a fair chance of getting agency or contract work.
 
#53
The lifestyle, as I said I joined at 17 and I enjoy it and I want to go abroad still whilst I’m young, I’m just not ready to leave the army yet however I’m making a sacrifice for her as she is for me by allowing me to join over there. I just don’t really know a lot about how it all works with regards to MOS etc and I’m trying to prep as much now as I can so that we can do this together.
I would just wait until you can get over here and talk to a recruiter. They will guide you through the process, but the Guard ones are more liable to be more honest.

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#55
You see that bit? You may be slightly deceiving yourself. A CCNA without regular recent application is not much use. It might get you a trainee slot, but that's about it. Of course if you do have the regular and recent application, you stand a fair chance of getting agency or contract work.
Yeah and that is the worrying part slightly, however the experience I do have at the minute with regards to Cisco routing and switching is good. It will just be a case of maintaining it in my spare time and trying to add to it where I can. Basically working in my own time for my own insurance policy.
 
#57
You see that bit? You may be slightly deceiving yourself. A CCNA without regular recent application is not much use. It might get you a trainee slot, but that's about it. Of course if you do have the regular and recent application, you stand a fair chance of getting agency or contract work.
I would be hesitant to give that up, real world skills are useful. When you don't have them you end working for the Government posting on Arrse, because it's a Monday and the criminally inclined are oh so pleasant after a weekend in jail.
 
#58
Yeah and that is the worrying part slightly, however the experience I do have at the minute with regards to Cisco routing and switching is good. It will just be a case of maintaining it in my spare time and trying to add to it where I can. Basically working in my own time for my own insurance policy.
Do you mind if I ask what your current army trade and class is? I may have a few ideas as I am plugged into this sort of thing in many ways.
 
#60
Do you mind if I ask what your current army trade and class is? I may have a few ideas as I am plugged into this sort of thing in many ways.
CSE class 2 but to be honest with you it’s luck of the draw with regards to what you learn not so much the class, other units are in to parts of IT I have no clue about but my background is mostly with Cisco and parts of Linux

And I’m sorry to hear the green card was a nause
 

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