Did the corp really straighten out your life? I was thinking of joining because I thought it would straighten out mine

Did the corp really straighten out your life? I was thinking of joining because I thought it would straighten out mine

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes'nt. All it does is just straighten out your bad habits and gives you more time to think about what you want to do in life. You learn basic everyday life that can be useful outside of the military. If you're not spending like crazy, then you can save up money that can be used when yiu get out.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      fpbp
      joining the service helped me get over the following:
      >not waking up in the morning
      >being late for everything
      >cleaning up after myself
      >doing laundry
      >talking to people
      >talking to women without spilling spaghetti
      >mumbling
      >low pain tolerance
      >picky about food
      >poor study habits
      >looking people in the eye
      >taking responsibility
      >hoarding
      I was a complete social and mental dumpster fire. I resemble a normal responsible adult now

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You think the USAF would have done the same thing for you? USCG?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I was navy, construction battalions, so we were closer to marines than anything else. USAF is a naw since they are all dorks but coasties are cool

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I wish they would let in type 1 diabetics. Let me die in the desert from hypoglycemia idc

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They technically can let you in, but you need a waiver, which is extremely difficult to get an approval for. However, that may change soon
        https://www.stripes.com/branches/air_force/2021-08-03/usafa-cadet-diabetes-first-commission-military-space-force-2417712.html

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They technically can let you in, but you need a waiver, which is extremely difficult to get an approval for. However, that may change soon
        https://www.stripes.com/branches/air_force/2021-08-03/usafa-cadet-diabetes-first-commission-military-space-force-2417712.html

        I wouldn't get your hopes up for t1d. They really REALLY do not like giving waivers for anything where if a supply chain got disrupted, you would die. Things like ADHD get waivered because at the end of the day if you're off your meds, you can still fight pretty much the same - but if a diabetic can't get his insulin, well, that's a problem

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It depends on how much supplies they got stocked up and such. That scenario is less likely. But anyways, shit is changing and they are more or less reconsidering about letting them in the armed forces. Finland, for example, remove their ban on diabetics joining recently.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Finland, for example, remove their ban on diabetics joining recently.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      fpbp
      joining the service helped me get over the following:
      >not waking up in the morning
      >being late for everything
      >cleaning up after myself
      >doing laundry
      >talking to people
      >talking to women without spilling spaghetti
      >mumbling
      >low pain tolerance
      >picky about food
      >poor study habits
      >looking people in the eye
      >taking responsibility
      >hoarding
      I was a complete social and mental dumpster fire. I resemble a normal responsible adult now

      This pretty much. I learned how to be able to take care of myself as an 18 year old - by the time I got to college and realized just how rare that is, I was cruising. Never regretted enlisting. Army btw

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    only thing it really did for me was fix my shitty sleep schedule, later on I realized everything else came from me after getting used to structuring my time properly

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Joining any branch but the coast guard is the wrong answer

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why is the Coast guard better than the marines?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The coast guard is the most pragmatic branch because they're primarily self-reliant and have actual jobs to do.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        because you actually do shit most of the time instead of yard work

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They actually contribute to the well-being of americans

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >buddy of mine was going through a shitty part of his life
    >living out the back of his car, parents want nothing to do with him since he didn't graduate
    >let him crash on my couch for a few months, he helps with chores and tries to find work
    >gets into an incident with the cops
    >minor stuff, 24 hours in the slammer and he's out
    >local sheriff actually takes the time to sit down and talk to him
    >convinces him to look at enlisting for a few years just to get out of this path he's heading down
    >signs on as a POG in logi
    >help him out with housing and stuff while he's getting in
    >ffw 9 months after that
    >he's still unsure about the whole thing but seems a bit more confident in himself, and a bit happier
    >ffw to now, 10 years since
    >he's made sergeant, has a house and plans to go full time career
    military service isn't for everyone, that's why you always get mixed stories, but it can help you if you actually put in the effort to let it help you.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      sheriff actually takes the time to sit down and talk to him
      Sheriff is a bro

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Join the merchant marine, you’ll still be forced to grow the frick up but you can leave at any time you like, you will make more money and you’re unlikely to get blown up by an IED. The only downside is you won’t get hero worshippers thanking you for your service. On the contrary, I once got accused of “stolen valor” while trying to explain to a drunk moron what my job was.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Could you explain merchant marine stuff to a typical drunken sailor? Were you the guys we did unreps with?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Could you explain merchant marine stuff to a typical drunken sailor?
        I would think so, given the drunken sailor would also be in the merchant marine. It’s basically just civilian sailors that can be mobilized during times of war.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Any Civilian ship with an American flag on it is a part of the American merchant marine. I worked on container ships, oil tankers, roll on roll off, no even one military preposition ship.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why do they call it core when its spelled corp

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because english is what you get when drunk norsemen tried to imitate french speaking saxons. And then it went overseas where colonists somehow made it worse

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >And then it went overseas where colonists somehow improved it from the lime-sucking redcoats

        FTFY

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The military gives directionless people the ability to manage themselves and a proper understanding of the concept of "the greater good", so in that regard it's worthwhile.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    More like lay you down flat
    Like in a coffin
    For Israel
    Who hates you
    Have you considered literally any other option?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Hey JIDF. Israel is a USA puppet.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You are kidding yourself if you think that's the case, moron.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >That image

          Fricking saved!

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I can only really speak about the Army but I imagine it’s about the same in other branches, but it’s a very good reset button for life IF you know exactly what you want from it. That’s the part I always stress to new privates. The army is gonna squeeze as much as it possibly can out of you and you need to squeeze it back. Take advantage of the free college and credentialling assistance to set yourself up with a nice job when you get out, and if you’re serious about it, it puts you in a unique situation where you can kill old habits with ease and make new, better, and healthier ones. It’s not gonna whip you in shape, that’s entirely up to you.

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How do you get into that kinda life after uni? I've got a degree in mech eng but no job yet and I wonder what they'd let civvies do
    >captcha: gay jhm

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What did you gents do after EASing?

    I'm debating whether or not I should wear my woodie trousers to school, but I'm still wearing my boots with the dogtag in em. Honestly I just wanna get paid to goto school, I like it.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You can wear whatever you want at college. Nobody will judge you. Saw one dude wearing full woodland marpat with a bunch of marine stickers/logos.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Only thing I have is my French fourragere hanging on my rear view mirror.
      You can do whatever the frick you want, no one cares.

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My dad joined the corps after high school during Vietnam in 1969. Man the corps was different back then. He went to boot camp at Pendleton. Back then the drill instructors could literally beat the shit out of you. Like, literally. No exaggeration. One guy in his platoon had his jaw broken from getting punched by a DI & another broke a rib because the DI kicked him as hard as he could in the stomach in the leaning rest position because he was sagging his hips too much. They don't make Marines like they used to, but regardless, US Marines are still the deadliest fighting force on Earth & you'll have the honor to carry the title of a Marine for the rest of your life.

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It doesn't really straighten people out, it just gets them through their early twenties when most of their shit would be fricked.

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    not really.
    i'm still the same shitbag i was before hand.
    just a more efficient shitbag.
    with back problems.

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's all cool and shit until bullets start flying.
    And I'm not talking Afghanistan type of war, that's pussy shit.
    I'm talking stuff like Bosnian War, Vietnam war, rus ukr type of stuff where grown men literally piss and shit their pants from the horrors not just being shot at or combat. Baby heads floating down a creek...and such.

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