SITREP THREAD. Post your Progress Here.

KOh1

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Wrapped up week 7 today. Passed the final PT test we took on Monday and spent the rest of the week blowing stuff up including some pretty cool non-standard charges. I find out my battalion on Wednesday and don the tan beret Friday.
I am incredibly inspired by your dedication, hoping to be there one day, too!

BUD/S, here we come, going to need to keep up with this thread more. Goldmine for constant motivation, love it. Awesome stuff.
 

KOh1

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I'm green now. :D last SITREP in this thread I think its time to let the other guys in here report in. The words of advice I can give is simple DON'T FUCKING QUIT. Every selection has a worldwide and I can assure you no matter how much pain you're in that worldwide relief is never worth it. I say this because you will walk past buddies of yours still in the course that see it through to the end just about everyday. It doesn't matter if the end goal is a scroll, tab, both, trident, or anything else quitting what you started is never worth it. If you sign the dotted line to do it, then fucking do it. It's harder than you think but not so hard that you can't do it.
Awesome brother, great fucking advice. Fired up to hell right now.
 

EqualReaction

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I got back from meps today. They barely had any jobs available simply because I’m prior service. They actually didn’t even have even 11x, but I got lucky and an officer from my recruiting area pulled some strings to get me an 11x. I leave in November, and I’m going to volunteer for RASP in OSUT. I’ve been keeping in touch with the Liaison at Benning to ensure highest rate of success.

Note to guys who are prior service: Don’t be shocked if you get up there and they only have like 3 job opportunities for you. I went up there today and they only had 19D, 12B and 13B. It’s extremely rare to get option 40s as prior service. If it wasn’t for an officer at my recruiting station then I wouldn’t have even gotten 11x. I’m not saying it’s going to be like this for everyone, but this COVID thing has really jammed everything up.
 

JacktheShortKid2001

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About 2-3 months ago now I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called Hyperthyroidism, and have been put on medication. While my dosage has been steadily being reduced it is unclear if I will ever be removed from medication. The future is uncertain but I'm working on my degree and I'll leave it to the good Lord to guide me where to go next.
 

Kaldak

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Graduated from IDMT school last week and am now back at the home unit doing my initial training. Honestly glad to be back and doing real patient care. Now comes the hard part of not killing anyone and becoming a sponge.

IDMT? I've seen it before. What does it stand for, if I may ask?
 

Stretcher Jockey

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IDMT? I've seen it before. What does it stand for, if I may ask?
Independent Duty Medical Technician. Allows an enlisted member to diagnose, prescribe medications, and develop plan of care for Active Duty patients. We also go through training to do Public Health, Bionenviromental and a lot of other smaller duties. The intent is for an IDMT to be the sole medical provider in austere environments that can set up medical assets as needed.
 

EqualReaction

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I'll be shipping to Benning in January as an 18X. Long way to go, but it feels good to finally have a start date. Thanks again to everybody who has contributed to this site, and good luck to all on your own paths. Let's go!
My ship date got pushed to January! Perhaps we’ll see each other in OSUT. Look forward to doing so if we are in the same OSUT class.
 

Swanky

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Hey fellas. I haven’t had an account on this forum for long, but I’ve been lurking and reading threads here for years. I always distinctly enjoyed this thread, and now I have the honor of contributing to it. Last week I began the recruiting process, and in a matter of a couple days was able to reserve an 18x contract, which I quickly made my way to MEPS to sign. I ship in January. Thanks to those who contribute to and maintain this place. You’ve had a significant impact on me.
 

Crimson

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So TACP brought me here in 2017 yet life took me elsewhere.

I received my Conditional Release late Summer of 2017 to go AF TACP. Early in the process I discovered that I had two complete tears and one partial tear in my ankle (Airborne!). I told the Battlefield Airmen recruiter thank you for his time, and began making plans to get better. My DD 368 expired and I extended with my unit so that I could receive medical care and then get out. Ironically, through the grapevine of my unit, I heard from an old squad leader turned MI guy that an EMIBn was looking for 11B's with the right ST scores to reclass to 35L. I knew nothing about MI but did my usual bit of intensive research and was sold. March of 2018 I had ankle surgery and by mid May I had my first interview with a CI Special Agent. After two more interviews, with two separate Agents, I was accepted to the unit in September 2018 (FAR from the end of the process).

After a second ankle surgery, and an unforgiving reclass process, I graduated CISAC this year and am currently on my first deployment as CI. I am looking forward to the opportunity that I have to complete my probationary time while downrange.

As for the future, I will be looking into joining the MICO with 19th SF whenever I get back to the States.

Good luck to everyone and their efforts to get to where they want to be. Never quit.

ATW,

Crimson
 
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