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The Next Step

Bushido

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9
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TX
#1
Hello all,

I hope everyone is doing well! Unfortunately.. I wasn't able to obtain an 11X Op. 40 contract as mentioned in my introduction. However, I was able to get 68W. I did in fact sign my contract & just swore in 2 days ago. It's time to get after it, and make things happen with the opportunity I've been given.

I am fairly excited & have my priority on grinding until I leave for BCT early June.
My main concern is would I still be able to get a shot at the 75th Ranger Regiment or even volunteer for Specail Forces from this position? I understand that Special Forces will take any MOS, but not familiar with the process. My GT score was 108, but my recruiter has constantly told me that once you're in, SF recruiters will allow anyone tryout that is up for the challenge.
 

NavyBuyer

Marine
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Joined
Feb 27, 2014
Messages
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CONUS
#3
Using the search button on this forum and using Google will give you a clear answer to what you're asking.
 

Bushido

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#4
Greetings all! I just wanted to update my current status. As of yesterday I graduated BCT as an Honor Graduate, also my platoon worked hard as well to be awarded Honor Platoon. I'm going to continue to work hard so I may get an opportunity for an Airborne Slot during AIT.
My best PT numbers are as follows -
PU:81
SU:71
2 Mi: 13:47
If there is any advice it would be greatly appreciated going into AIT. God Bless & thank you for your time all.
 

DA SWO

SOWT
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Messages
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Location
San Antonio Texas
#6
Greetings all! I just wanted to update my current status. As of yesterday I graduated BCT as an Honor Graduate, also my platoon worked hard as well to be awarded Honor Platoon. I'm going to continue to work hard so I may get an opportunity for an Airborne Slot during AIT.
My best PT numbers are as follows -
PU:81
SU:71
2 Mi: 13:47
If there is any advice it would be greatly appreciated going into AIT. God Bless & thank you for your time all.
Keep up the good work.
 

Bushido

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May 6, 2017
Messages
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Location
TX
#8
Good evening all! Just a quick status update this morning I took my Diagnostics APFT test & while balancing my focus more so towards my studies, with minimal P.T. training I did fairly well. We'll be taken off restriction this upcoming weekend so I will be able to access the gym in my free time now which is great! I plan on exceeding the 300 mark on the upcoming Record APFT, but here are my results as follows..

PU: 78
SU: 79
2 MI: 13:13 which puts me at a (296).

I will say the first portion (EMT-Phase) of 68W training is quite something else for a first time experience in the medical field, but I will keep on pushing to be the best Soldier I can be, MENTALLY & physically. Nonetheless if there is any advice that I could possibly take in, please feel free to let me know. I really do take it to heart.

And just to restate some personal goals, I'm hoping I'm lucky enough to get stationed at Ft. Bragg or am able to pick up an Airborne Slot while in A.I.T. This is truly a humbling experience thus far. I never thought I would be able to do the things I am doing now, but with hard work & a drive to be above average anything is possible. For those that are new & reading this stay motivated. Ask yourself how bad you want it, then you simply put in what you get out. I've come a long way & still have a long way to go, but in the future I would like to work my way up to become a Special Forces Weapons Sergeant! However for now I'm just taking it one day at a time... Thank you all, I sincerely hope everyone is doing well. I will keep everyone updated as I progress through this journey. God Bless!
 

Bushido

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#9
Hello all, I sincerely hope everyone is doing well. I just wanted to give everyone little status updated as mentioned previously. I am now EMT Certified and have roughly about 5 weeks of training left. It has been most definitely a humbling experience. There is much knowledge to be absorbed while spending my time here at Fort Sam Houston learning the craft behind what it takes to be a Combat Medic.
I also have orders to report to the 101st upon completion of the 68W course. Along with that being said I concluded my Record APFT with a score of 297. However, there is still much work to be done physically and mentally in order to become the best Soldier I can be. That is all for now, until then everyone! Best wishes and God Bless!
 

Agoge

Renuo Victima Esse
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#10
Hello all, I sincerely hope everyone is doing well. I just wanted to give everyone little status updated as mentioned previously. I am now EMT Certified and have roughly about 5 weeks of training left. It has been most definitely a humbling experience. There is much knowledge to be absorbed while spending my time here at Fort Sam Houston learning the craft behind what it takes to be a Combat Medic.
I also have orders to report to the 101st upon completion of the 68W course. Along with that being said I concluded my Record APFT with a score of 297. However, there is still much work to be done physically and mentally in order to become the best Soldier I can be. That is all for now, until then everyone! Best wishes and God Bless!
Very good! Now, drive on and get the job done....
 
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#11
Good evening everyone! I hope everyone has been sincerely doing well. Today I just arrived back from my 2 week FTX. I am very excited as I have fulfilled all graduation requirements, and will be graduating the 15th of December as a 68W. There is still much work to do in pursuing my goals, as graduating this course is only the beginning of my journey. HBL will be nice to enjoy before the real work begins at the 101st, where I will be reporting to for my first duty station in the upcoming new year. From there I want to be the best Jr. Enlisted Soldier I can be day in and out. With that work ethic I will strive to achieve the goals I have set forth. God Bless everyone, and happy holidays!