By rogerusmc23 - 24/05/2011 02:41 - Japan
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First of all, I believe this poster is a US Marine merely stationed in Japan, not a member of the Japanese Army. Secondly, in the US to be an Officer it requires a BA (4 year) degree (there are ways you can be one if you are almost done), and then you go to specific training. You can't just apply like at McDonalds. So it's not just a matter of trying as an 18 year old.
49- Your mans 1st SGT is just a dick. I had a SSG in my company who used to pull the same shit. As for you OP. FYL. I had to pull CQ on the weekend our company got to play as OPFOR during MOUT training for the guys in AIT. They came back telling me how the AIT kids got owned while I got to tell them all about staying up for 24 hours answering phones in the barracks day room.
Pretty sure Op is a US Marine, since the Japanese military is the Japanese Army... My husband (also a Marine) was on a deployment there for 8 months... And they have to have a certain amount of credits built up before they can be considered for promotion...unless they are meritoriously promoted...
1, 15, 27, 42, 50---Then you aren't an officer, technically I wouldn't even say you are in the military yet. Taking college classes practicing, isn't the same thing. Besides the original post has nothing to do with the person not trying hard, it's the way things go in the military. If you think that by being a lower ranking officer you aren't going to have to follow orders from above and do stupid, menial or just crazy tasks, you are just wrong. So just consider your post here a fail and pick yourself up and try again;). Oh, and #60 I don't know whether Japan has marines or not for sure, but the rank system mentioned makes me assume it's US military.
Becoming an officer isn't as easy as saying, "I think I'll be an officer today." He needs the college credit, for one, and going "green to gold" is a strenuous process that demands the support and participation of your higher ups. You're also assuming everyone WANTS to be an officer. Yeah, because we all joined the military to push paper. Some of us like to actually work for a living. This sort of shit is part of military life. He could become a warrant officer to lessen it, or work up the ranks in enlisted, but stupid crap will always be around, especially because there's always an officer out there who thinks everyone wants to be him, and if they're not trying to be him, they're not trying hard enough.
@120 we know how you spell it, so why shouldnt you know how we do? your ignorance is not a reason to criticise other people. the annoying thing here is that not only is the correct spelling voted down and criticised, but when its pointed out that it is correct in a dialect that isnt yours you proceed to make a big deal out of it.
you poor guy. but umm you're a marine dawg, suck it up maggot!!
these guys are takin longer than I thought, probably deciding whether or not to ban me for life. I can make some anti-Semitic remarks to make sure I do. hmm I actually wonder if this site is run by Jews. oh well fuck it, i havent takin my meds for a few weeks, sorry everybody! ban me motherfuckers!!!!!! haha
you're pretty awesome to even attempt a relationship with a career military guy, let alone a ranger or anyone else in the SF community. it's a high stress job, and that high stress often trickles down unintentionally to family and close friends. mad props and I hope you guys work it out.
@mfmylifesrsly- that man must be very lucky to have you, if you know he's a great guy and are still willing to take a break. I'm a four-year sailor, and I know it's VERY hard to do a long term relationship while active, much less deployed. I've been on both sides of cheating/cheated while overseas, and can't say I'm proud of any of it, but I've grown a lot wiser. even something as simple as not having requirements, but still having someone to come home to, makes all the difference on deployment.
Wow...what a waste of time...he should have gave you something more productive to do.
how does he deserve this? even though I'm Canadian, he is out there serving your country! if I was him I'd be pissed right the fuck off too!
50, Canada DOES go to wars. We took Juno beach in WWII and our forces took Italy. During WWI, we were the only ones who didn't run from German mustard gas. We made gas masks out of piss and cloth and continued to fight. During the current war, we've stationed troops in Afganistan and we're only pulling out cuz that war is just another Vietnam.
Canada is a by-product of France, which finishes nothing and does nothing but insult American intelligence and work ethic. Show me what Canada has done to further North American life. During 9/11, what did Canada do? They donated little paw covers for cadaver and search dogs. Great deal of help you guys were at one of Americas lowest and most tragic moments in history. Long live the land of the free and the home of the brave! In the words of Peter Griffin, 'Canada sucks'.
people say 9/11 was one of the worlds worst moments. using stats 3,500 people died an in Japan over 10000 died. America has killed over 100000 in the middle east. hundreds of thousands of people died in Pakistan Floods. but everyone forgot about them. put things in perspective.
75, as one of the surprisingly few Americans that seems to know that crap too, the thing is that since Canada has such a small population by comparison they never made any large-scale independent actions during any of those wars.. They're always part of British commonwealth forces, which is why they're overlooked so consistently.