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.
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 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.
Posts: 18 | Location: Who the f--k knows? Fenced In | Registered: 14 April 2010
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..
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.
Ray Lewis was my Drill Sergeant, thus I win....at everything.
Posts: 22 | Location: Fort Drum. | Registered: 23 March 2009
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..This message has been edited. Last edited by: AutobahnSHO,
Be Proud of what you do- and do it Well! ~me
Posts: 5284 | Location: Ft Gordon (Again!!!) :-| | Registered: 22 October 2007
Originally posted by Temporary username: 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.
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)