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    Re: Texas Group Will Offer Scholarships To White Men Only

    Quote Originally Posted by TheBook View Post
    Are you kidding? With today's low recruitment rates it's very, very hard to get kicked out for something like incompetence. You'll get punished, sure, but not cut off from the teet of the american taxpayer. My best friend has told me enough stories about incompetence in the Army he's seen over the past 3 years to back this up with lots of examples. Plus the stories I've heard from my two cousins in the Marines and Navy (both career), and another friend in the Airforce.

    A good chunk of those in the military are basically those who can't succeed in the real world, and drag down the service for those who don't join up for self-serving reasons.
    LOL low. First off were do you get that? The Marine Corps is actually over it's number for overall Marines.

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    Re: Texas Group Will Offer Scholarships To White Men Only

    Also each Unit is has it's Idiots but overall there are good and smart people in the Military leadership postions. (NCO to General Officers)

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    Re: Texas Group Will Offer Scholarships To White Men Only

    Quote Originally Posted by TheBook View Post
    Are you kidding? With today's low recruitment rates it's very, very hard to get kicked out for something like incompetence. You'll get punished, sure, but not cut off from the teet of the american taxpayer. My best friend has told me enough stories about incompetence in the Army he's seen over the past 3 years to back this up with lots of examples. Plus the stories I've heard from my two cousins in the Marines and Navy (both career), and another friend in the Airforce.

    A good chunk of those in the military are basically those who can't succeed in the real world, and drag down the service for those who don't join up for self-serving reasons.
    Keep believing that. Anyone that can't make it in the real world, probably won't make it in the service.
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    Well yeah, for the most part the NCOs and COs are quite impressive, but so many people simply use the military as either a government-paid scholarship program or simply choose it over working at dairy queen for their entire lives as they view it as setting them up for life (which it certainly can)

    Again, this info comes from casual conversations I've had with those I know who serve. I know that my best friend basically just joined the military because he never liked school and it was the only career that required basically no school aptitude to succeed in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Keep believing that. Anyone that can't make it in the real world, probably won't make it in the service.
    Really? With all the FOBbits going over seas for 6 months then coming back claiming all sorts of disability expecting the government to set them up for life because they had to sit in a tent for 6 months?
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    Re: Texas Group Will Offer Scholarships To White Men Only

    Quote Originally Posted by TheBook View Post
    Well yeah, for the most part the NCOs and COs are quite impressive, but so many people simply use the military as either a government-paid scholarship program or simply choose it over working at dairy queen for their entire lives as they view it as setting them up for life (which it certainly can)

    Again, this info comes from casual conversations I've had with those I know who serve. I know that my best friend basically just joined the military because he never liked school and it was the only career that required basically no school aptitude to succeed in.
    Actuall Reenlistment is very compataive. Only the top of each MOS are allowed to reenlist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBook View Post
    Really? With all the FOBbits going over seas for 6 months then coming back claiming all sorts of disability expecting the government to set them up for life because they had to sit in a tent for 6 months?
    LOL once again. Getting Disability is actually really hard to get. The Docs are very strict on what counts.

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    Interesting, I've heard a very different story. The bonuses, perks, etc. that come with reenlistment are crazy. Or at the very least they have been in the last few years.
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    Re: Texas Group Will Offer Scholarships To White Men Only

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    That's erroneous. If you don't cut the mustard in the service, your ass is out. There are no hand-ups, hand-outs, oppurtunities to rise up, or any of that other warm and fuzzy crap. The only oppurtunity you have, is to make the grade, or do the duffle-bag-drag on your way back home.
    I agree with you. And again your responses have literally nothing to do with the point I originally made.

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    This was actually a big reason for my cousin in the navy going career (he originally wanted to be a teacher and the Navy was a way to pay for that) now he's 9 years in and last I heard he was a CPO.
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