Is the infantry a sustainable lifestyle ??

Discussion in 'Infantry' started by SneakyTeen, Jan 23, 2009.

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  1. I mean like because i want to go infantry i was just wondering whether the infanteers on this site think that the infantry lifestyle and career is a job for life or just for a while, i dont want to start , then be worn out by the time im 20, the points i am worried about are:

    1) The amount of time off you get, see family and go out with mates etc.

    2) If it is too hectic to carry on for a long time e.g. tour after tour after tour.

    3) Whether the promotion prospects are good.

    Any other info will be appreciated, If you can help ill be grateful.

    Thanks.
     
  2. The Infantry is amazing, the rest of the Army is sh!t, do you want to be amazing or sh!t?

    I hope that helps.
     
  3. I tried it for 22 years then quit cos it wasn't for me

    how many more bone threads you going to start Sneaky Tean?
     
  4. You should be okay aslong as you're not a big fanny!!!
     
  5. You get the same entitlement of leave as everyone else.

    Worn out by 20....give me strength !!! :roll:
     
  6. Thanks.
     
  7. Yes it is sustainable. I did it for 22+ years and never had a yearning to go elsewhere, because lets face it there are people who decide Infantry work is not for them and then re-badge (and no that is not a dig a those who re-badge to other arms/corps), but I was quite happy as an Infanteer. There is no role within the Army these days that is not affected by overstretch.
     
  8. 1) The amount of time off you get, see family and go out with mates etc.

    What?

    2) If it is too hectic to carry on for a long time e.g. tour after tour after tour.

    Errr... Why else join the army?

    3) Whether the promotion prospects are good.

    Compared to what? Not sure you understand your own question. Best rank in the infantry for an other rank is Corporal - rifle section commander. Should take you three/four years if you're a flyer. You can reach the same rank in other arms inside a year.
     
  9. You sir are a wee bit of a knobber.
     
  10. in_the_cheapseats

    in_the_cheapseats LE Moderator

    Yes - just don't expect your knees to be still working at 100% at 40....
     

  11. Why's that then friend?


    Don't answer too quickly mind, you may need an adult to help you with a full a proper answer this time..
     
  12. you are infantry, you are cannon fodder, live with it
     
  13. in_the_cheapseats

    in_the_cheapseats LE Moderator

    Better that than some thick RAC knobber who can't even spell trooper.......... :D
     
  14. Without the cavalry(RAC), war would be just an unseemly brawl