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Discussion in 'Special Operations Selection Preparation' started by enh3, May 13, 2009.

  1. enh3

    enh3 Unverified

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    I am a Marine Reservist about to drop to the IRR who has been working in the Maintenance field and is simply not satisfied with it. I desire to go to a special operations field and push myself to the greatest of limits. This being said, when I drop to the IRR next month, I am planning on going to the Army recruiter and telling him to put me in with an 18x contract ASAP.

    I am 24 years old, have a college degree, and I am an E-4 in the Marines. I am in excellent physical condition and have a strong desire to "see" much the world and experience many different cultures.

    Any advice and/or comments from hard chargers out there?
     
  2. JJ sloan

    JJ sloan Guest

    Do it. We need good dudes. Nothing much else needs to be said.
     
  3. Trip_Wire

    Trip_Wire BTDT — SOF Rest In Peace

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    Go for it! :)
     
  4. P. Beck

    P. Beck Special Forces Verified Sniper

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    Take some Spanish classes and take the Spanish DLPT so that you will already have a language rating. This will front-load you toward 7th Group.

    Long live the Red Empire!:D
     
  5. 0699

    0699 Verified Military

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    I have NEVER heard any Marine refer to himself by his paygrade.
     
  6. P. Beck

    P. Beck Special Forces Verified Sniper

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    "I have NEVER heard any Marine refer to himself by his paygrade."

    Maybe, because he was inquiring about Army stuff, he was translating into Army-speak?
    Thus displaying adaptability?
     
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  7. enh3

    enh3 Unverified

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    P. Beck, you have identified my intentions completely.
     
  8. JJOIFVET

    JJOIFVET Verified SOF

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    Make sure you get your feet in shape, as well as your shoulders. I wouldn't carry anything heavier than 55lbs while training up for SFAS.
     
  9. SOWFMike

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    Maj. Joe Martin (actually he's now Lt.Col) Joe Martin and MSgt. Rex Dodson have published a very popular book called "Get Selected for Special Forces". It's a detailed "how to" manual that should prove very helpful. You can order it through the Special Operations Warrior Foundation website at www.specialops.org.
     
  10. JimMCpog

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    Would a German language rating push you toward 10th Group? I wonder if some groups are more sought after than others.
     
  11. Viper1

    Viper1 Special Forces Verified SOF

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    X2. Overtraining is easy to do when rucking if you use extremely heavy loads.

    As JJOIFVET said, take care of your feet and they'll take care of you. Keep 'em powdered, keep 'em dry. Keep your toenails clipped too, that will lessen the risk of ingrown toenails.
     
  12. Bones3303

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    what is the age limit for getting into special operations ?
     
  13. Freefalling

    Freefalling Signal Administrator

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    Which branch, job, unit......?
     
  14. Bones3303

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    army SF or rangers
     
  15. Bones3303

    Bones3303 Unverified

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    army SF or Rangers
     
  16. Looon

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    You can be a Ranger as young as 17 yrs of age.
     
  17. Trip_Wire

    Trip_Wire BTDT — SOF Rest In Peace

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    Actually, IMO the younger the better for the Rangers! I think for SF, being a little more mature and gaining experience as a Ranger/Infantryman, will help any future career in SF.
     
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  18. Bones3303

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    what is the age limit ? im 34
     
  19. Looon

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    It's possible, but I wouldn't recommend it at your age. The younger the better. It's fucking hard on your body.

    Agree with what Trip Wire posted above.
     
  20. Bones3303

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    roger that . well guess ill look some more thank you
     

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