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SkrewzLoose

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Passed my first EOD PST. Didn't make it into the draft, but that will come with improving scores. Push ups and sit ups were my poorer area, only in the 50's. Everything else was competitive.
Don't sweat it, plenty more drafts to be had. 60+ in the push/sit will get you a contract. 70-80 in both is where you want to be when you show up at boot camp.
At the end of the day though, it's just the PST...
 

Seajack

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Don't sweat it, plenty more drafts to be had. 60+ in the push/sit will get you a contract. 70-80 in both is where you want to be when you show up at boot camp.
At the end of the day though, it's just the PST...
All my friends that have left on a contract have had at least 90. I knew I knew I wouldn't qualify the first time though. Most guys I know have taken it 3-4 times before picking it up. My swim time was an 8:14, and run was 10 flat and I can even get those down more if I bust my ass. I'll have it in the bag next month, I swear it. :thumbsup:
 

SkrewzLoose

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All my friends that have left on a contract have had at least 90. I knew I knew I wouldn't qualify the first time though. Most guys I know have taken it 3-4 times before picking it up. My swim time was an 8:14, and run was 10 flat and I can even get those down more if I bust my ass. I'll have it in the bag next month, I swear it. :thumbsup:
I never broke 60 push ups in DEP, after I got my contract or while in Coronado. Maintain your swim and run time and work on increasing your calisthenics. Don't lose site of the big picture though. Keep up the good work.

ETA: My very first PST scores are around here somewhere. Take a look at those if you want to do some comparing. :dead: <-- Don't think I've seen that one used yet.
 

Seajack

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I never broke 60 push ups in DEP, after I got my contract or while in Coronado. Maintain your swim and run time and work on increasing your calisthenics. Don't lose site of the big picture though. Keep up the good work.
I don't understand why I struggle with push ups. Gonna grab a weighted vest and really focus on them these next two weeks. I can get at least 20 pull ups, no problem.
 

Tropicana98

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Finished up week 4 last week with a jump into our 10 miler. This week the focus has been "Christmas exodus prep" so we have just inventoried and checked in equipment. We will knock out weeks 5-8 when we get back, a new 1SG is coming in and is gonna speak with us tomorrow so that should be pretty cool.
 

SkrewzLoose

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Finished up week 4 last week with a jump into our 10 miler. This week the focus has been "Christmas exodus prep" so we have just inventoried and checked in equipment. We will knock out weeks 5-8 when we get back, a new 1SG is coming in and is gonna speak with us tomorrow so that should be pretty cool.
Unless he tells you all you're going to get your dicks kicked off even harder after the holidays. :D
 

is friday

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I ended up getting in trouble and losing my opportunity to become a Reconnaissance Man. I am thoroughly disappointed in myself. Fortunately for me I was not NJP'd. I'll be spending the 3 years I have left in the Marines as a regular ol' grunt. Right now I am focused on being successful where I am so that I can keep my doors open. My command is ecstatic to have me back despite the unfortunate circumstances.

I'm uncertain of my future. MARSOC isn't taking guys with my TIG. Recon is no longer an option. Maybe in 3 years I might try out for Army SF but that's not my 25m target.

I would like to pass onto you other hopefuls: Mind your regulations. Nothing is worth more than your passion, dreams, or ambitions. Stay motivated.
 

Locksteady

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I ended up getting in trouble and losing my opportunity to become a Reconnaissance Man. I am thoroughly disappointed in myself. Fortunately for me I was not NJP'd. I'll be spending the 3 years I have left in the Marines as a regular ol' grunt. Right now I am focused on being successful where I am so that I can keep my doors open. My command is ecstatic to have me back despite the unfortunate circumstances.

I'm uncertain of my future. MARSOC isn't taking guys with my TIG. Recon is no longer an option. Maybe in 3 years I might try out for Army SF but that's not my 25m target.

I would like to pass onto you other hopefuls: Mind your regulations. Nothing is worth more than your passion, dreams, or ambitions. Stay motivated.
Best of luck in the future. Did it have anything to do with being out of bounds on liberty, and/or perhaps alcohol? Tis the season.
 

walra107

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I ended up getting in trouble and losing my opportunity to become a Reconnaissance Man. I am thoroughly disappointed in myself. Fortunately for me I was not NJP'd. I'll be spending the 3 years I have left in the Marines as a regular ol' grunt. Right now I am focused on being successful where I am so that I can keep my doors open. My command is ecstatic to have me back despite the unfortunate circumstances.

I'm uncertain of my future. MARSOC isn't taking guys with my TIG. Recon is no longer an option. Maybe in 3 years I might try out for Army SF but that's not my 25m target.

I would like to pass onto you other hopefuls: Mind your regulations. Nothing is worth more than your passion, dreams, or ambitions. Stay motivated.

Best of luck Friday, Thanks for the wisdom and advice. Stay motivated!
 

8654Maine

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Ladies, Murphy will come in the form of injury and infractions. Try and prevent both.

Discipline, ladies, discipline.

Is Friday, thanks for being honest. Learn from this, hang tough. The instructors like to see folks overcoming adversity. That is what we do!
 

TB1077

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Home for holiday block leave. Three weeks (including one week of a presumably cold FTX) until graduation. Then it sounds like about 1-2 weeks of airborne hold. Enjoying a little time away from Ft. Benning with family and friends. If anyone has any questions about OSUT, I'd be happy to answer them. Merry Christmas!
 

Tropicana98

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Home for holiday block leave. Three weeks (including one week of a presumably cold FTX) until graduation. Then it sounds like about 1-2 weeks of airborne hold. Enjoying a little time away from Ft. Benning with family and friends. If anyone has any questions about OSUT, I'd be happy to answer them. Merry Christmas!

If things are still the same when I left you shouldn't have to worry about being in hold since you enlisted with a "special" contract. Like 99% of the dudes in my company were direct ships, and my company was one of the ones that grouped all special operations contracts together(100+ 18x contracts). Things always change but you shouldn't have to wait 2 weeks bro. Keep it up btw you'll kill it.
 

TB1077

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Thanks guys. The hold info came from our Battalion CO about a week ago. With that said, the SF liaison made it seem like we would start immediately. No biggie either way. I'll just be glad to be done with OSUT, especially going through this at my age. And not to worry RB, I am following your advice 100%.

Our company of 220, before med-drops and quitters, had 119 18X's and around 5-6 Opt 40's. We also picked up a couple of X-rays that rolled over from different companies due to med issues.

Tropicana, incoming pm.

And Merry Christmas!
 
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