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If you had the option to make a different choice at MEPS, which MOS would you have picked? and why?

I enlisted as a 13D, and originally wanted to become a 25B. If I could have chose a different MOS it would have been 25B.

I enjoyed my time in FA, but I opted to choose a career that could/would provide for me as a civilian.

I miss the camaraderie most!
 
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15W or 15T for Aviation because of lower promotion point scores, more duty stations (than current MOS 15U). Which can be a good or bad thing.

88K for transportation, because watercraft operator can only go 2 duty stations besides deployment/humanitarian missions Active Duty side. Which means I would have an easier time of buying a house and actually living in it. Sea pay, and field time = sailing down to the caribbean.

Medical, 68V what I am currently going through or 68K because you get paid for earning an associates, low field time, excellent civilian transfer, hours are not as bad as Aviation.

35G for MI, because you can actually do exciting things in this MOS if you have the proper caveats.

Career Counselor, because you can help troops (if qualified) without the pressure cooker of monthly missions like in Recruiting.
 
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I've made perfect choices I think. I enjoyed my time in combat arms (I enlisted as a 13M), but to actually have a good job and go places after your Army career intel was a great choice for me. I love learning languages, I love MI, but I still get part of the tactical that I miss from artillery being a 35M.

I don't think I'd do it differently at all.


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I had my fun as a 13B. Still miss it to a certain extent. 42A is killing me though but it has offered me more opportunities to see the world & meet some interesting people. C/S Corvette on 88K. Tried so hard to get that MOS before I reclassed. Have a friend who does it and I'd trade a stripe or two to be in his place.
 
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i orginally signed up for small arms repair, but then i opted to take 25F... worst mistake ever. I've tried to reclass to EOD, but wasn't able to due to deployment. I havent even done my job.. ive been on security convoys in iraq for 2 tours as a 50 cal gunner.. and now im in a 14J slot overseas..

if i had a choice...

UAV Operator
35P
19D
89D
 
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25F...the new universal soldier. I just reclassed in 09. Got tired of being "hey we need a guy" guy. I met some cool foxes tho, when we actually did fox work. Bravo now, and wishing I opted for psyops now. It was a coin flip.


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The grass is always greener. I'd stay where i'm at probably. Mostly because I don't think any job could ever be considered fun in the army.
 
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25P in a previous life, 255N now. I can geek out to my heart's content..

Wouldn't trade it for the world. Sure I spent a LOT of time doing non-MOS stuff but that seems to be unavoidable in the Army.
(6 months mailroom PFCIC, years later 6 months orderly room NCOIC, 6 more escorting uncleared construction workers around classified areas, not to mention countless hours of guard duty after 9/11..)

I told the PVTs when I was teaching AIT- if you don't want to be the "go to grass-cutting guy" you need to learn your job well and show motivation in doing it. Then the PSG or SQL will pick someone else, you're too valuable to be doing stuff like that..

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Would go same route 13F early in career and transition to 42 (due to medical).
 
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I chose 96B (35F) and would have chosen 97E (linguist) instead. I wish I would have gotten a language.
 
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25F...the new universal soldier. I just reclassed in 09. Got tired of being "hey we need a guy" guy. I met some cool foxes tho, when we actually did fox work. Bravo now, and wishing I opted for psyops now. It was a coin flip.


Ha, no you don't. If I could go back, I never would have joined the Guard. I would have just gone RA from the get go. I wanted to reclass to 11B when I went active, my MOS was a critical shortage and MEPS told me I couldn't change. Oh well.
 
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Water Craft Operator it was between that and a few other jobs and I went with 92A thinking it would be better on the outside.
 
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ok this will blow your mind as far as changing jobs if i had it to do all over my answer is never each field has a civilian translation such as my 11c if given the opportunity to do correspondence courses you are eligible to recieve engineering degrees and also a ba in surveying and at $134.00/hr i think it is a good choice but the education is up to the individual not many of the military jobs cross over to civilian life except maybe the aviation,communications,medical,maintenance,military police there are certain jobs such as military inteligence that directly convert and open a whole new world to their field such as job availability within the us govt (ie:cia fbi dept of homeland security)
 
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37F was, is, and will be the best job in the Army.

Says me, 37F3P.


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I miss my 31B time and wanted to continue my federal law enforcement career like I did with the border patrol; so CID was going to be my ultimate goal but it was not in the cards.

I been working with computers since 1983 and that skill has afforded me an excellent career in Signal.
 
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