US ARMY

#1
Snazzy website? Jesus this makes it sound exciting.. are our soldiers lacking the exaggerated acting ? :p

Check it out, nice website but I think it's a bit farfetched.

http://www.goarmy.com/strong/index.jsp

Hooah? You decide, watch some videos, they are so much more specific in their Army.. 18B.. 18C? What's the point lol everyone has an exact, precise job
 
#2
Bloody hell, it's a bit scary that the into looks like something aimed primarily at computer nerds with some sort of heroism/insecurity thing going on.
The rest looks sound, though outrageously optimistic. There were more than a few opportunities for a cynical retort to some of those spoken profiles.
Overall, I prefer our way. Fairly reliable bits of paper, a stack of information, and real people.
 
#5
Very nice... Had a look at the line up as well and this puzzled me. Field Artillary Automated Tactical Data Systems Specialist, l watched the video and still have no bloody clue what job he does! He said something about number crunching and thats it! Is he actually chief Brew bitch/ NAAFI runner? Any Drop shorts out there explain his job and if theres a Brit version?
 
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LJONESY said:
Now your just showing off.. 8)
may be just a little! :lol:

I am proud of my 10 + years in SF though! :wink:
 
#11
LJONESY said:
I would be to if I had the privilege of wearing a Green Beret.
BTW Lionesy, when I joined Special Forces, Green Berets were not authorized and when we were in class A's we wore the 'cnut' cap with the Para/Glide patch sewed on it. (Mine always had a silver dollar sewed in behind it. — Old Paratrooper trick.) I also knew some that used bicycle chains to help blouse their boots ... :roll:

Most of us had one though and wore it in the field; however, I must say it makes a lousy fielf hat. I much prefer a Ranger patrol cap w/ear flaps, or boonie hat. At least they keep the rain off your face and the sun out of your eyes, etc.
 
#12
What tests are involved in the physical strength capacity test? Sorry to be so blunt but I'm just curious :)
 
#13
Damn trip, me thinks you were doing this a long time ago, when men were men and you ran in boots.... Yeah the Beret is for dress, but not worth a damn out in the boonies.
 
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LJONESY said:
Damn trip, me thinks you were doing this a long time ago, when men were men and you ran in boots.... Yeah the Beret is for dress, but not worth a damn out in the boonies.
On my second enlistment, (Three year period.) I went through BAC in March 1951 at Ft. Benning, GA as part of the training, to become an Airborne Ranger assigned to the 14th Airborne Ranger Infantry Co. Yes, we ran in WW II combat boots, fatiuge pants and t-shirt and highly shined belt buckle. I had attended glider school in Japan in 1947- 1948 at the 11th Airborne's glider rider school. — Scary! I'd rather jump!

My Ranger Company was also one, that were authorized (At Company level.) to wear a 'Black' beret in Class As. The Army didn't authorize it and never did, until the 75th Ranger regiment was born in the late 70's.

We wore them any way and pissed off a lot of MPs and Leg officers. :lol:


MP's would write us up and give us a DR and our Company Commander would file them in file #13. :p

We sort of had a 'devil may care' attitude, as we were on our way to Korea to fight and Ranger Companies, already there, were taking heavy casulties, mostly because the Division commanders were not using the Companies for what they were designed to do. They posted the latest Ranger casulaties, in Korea on our Company BB every day. It made one think a lot. 8O

Each Airborne Ranger Company was assigned to a Infantry division in those days.
 
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Actually I think tankers were wearing the Black Beret before the Ranger Regiment. I would have to go ask my old man about that though.
 
#19
Thanks Trip! Yes I did but it never specified how the US Army actual adminsters that test or what it is. Nice to see how it compares to the entrance tests the British Army uses :).
One more thing...blody hell Trip I did not know you were that old!!!:)
 
#20
ostvic said:
Thanks Trip! Yes I did but it never specified how the US Army actual adminsters that test or what it is. Nice to see how it compares to the entrance tests the British Army uses :).
One more thing...blody hell Trip I did not know you were that old!!!:)
The tests for SF are a lot harder then our entry into the armed forces and I'm pretty sure tougher then most if not all standard tests to enter other countries standard (Non-SF type units.) armed forces.

Yes, I am 76 years old and enlilsted at age 15 in the US Army. 1946 — 1990 with a side trip to the Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard. Spent my first 3 years in the WW II Occupation of Japan, in the Toyko and Osaka areas, which I did enjoyed a lot! :wink:
 

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