Do YOU want to know what Military Life is 'really' like?

I know many of you Military hopefuls are itching for information of what your future military careers are going to be like.

I know when I was in your shoes I just wanted the TRUTH. All the information I found was so saturated and generalized. After serving my time in the Military I found almost everything to be completely misleading.

So I made a website and wrote an eBook describing to you the absolute TRUTH of Boot Camp and Military Life.

I have nothing to lose nor gain from being completely honest with you.

Check it out!

http://whatisbootcamplike.com/
Original Post
if you were not trying to gain or lose, you would offer your experiences for FREE here and other forums, instead you are trying to sell it as a book while the rest of us volunteer our time here and other forums answering questions day in and day out, you do random updates posts like this....mmmmm
quote:
Originally posted by 25UinUtah:
Yet your selling a book. So I think you're trying to gain.

quote:
Originally posted by TransAm95NCO:
if you were not trying to gain or lose, you would offer your experiences for FREE here and other forums, instead you are trying to sell it as a book while the rest of us volunteer our time here and other forums answering questions day in and day out, you do random updates posts like this....mmmmm


I couldn't have said either statement any better. I may have already been in for 5 years, but I would like to read this to see how accurate it is. Plus, like you two said, it should be free since he has nothing to gain from it.
I say I have nothing to gain, nor lose from telling you the 'truth', because if I wrote a book about the military for 'free', this would mean I considered the military a hobby, or I wanted you to join, or I wanted you not to join, therefore, it would be bias.

Because the book isn't free is evidence of its truthful authenticity.

I don't care if you join, I don't care if you decide not to join.

What I do care about is telling you the 'truth'.

I hope you understand where I am coming from now.
quote:
Originally posted by ArmyVet11c:
I say I have nothing to gain, nor lose from telling you the 'truth', because if I wrote a book about the military for 'free', this would mean I considered the military a hobby, or I wanted you to join, or I wanted you not to join, therefore, it would be bias.

Because the book isn't free is evidence of its truthful authenticity.

I don't care if you join, I don't care if you decide not to join.

What I do care about is telling you the 'truth'.

I hope you understand where I am coming from now.
Let me try to follow along here...you are saying that because you are charging for the book, that makes it truthful?

Do you buy all of those penis enlargement books too?
quote:
Originally posted by 35M4LN7PF:
Let me try to follow along here...you are saying that because you are charging for the book, that makes it truthful?

Do you buy all of those penis enlargement books too?


I almost fell out of my chair laughing once I read that.
You don't have to buy the book and you can still find useful information there. If the purpose of this forum is to provide honest knowledge, than who cares where they get it from?

I'm a fellow veteran here and I try to provide useful value for FNG's when I can, so take it easy on me fellas Smiler

It took me awhile to write that book and it costs me my own money to pay for the site and keep the blog running. I'd just like to break even and maybe buy myself round of drinks for the effort.
quote:
Originally posted by SFC_Mac:
I think you could have worded that a little more tactful, instead of basically saying ALL recruiters lie.


That's a good point. I glanced at the website and noticed that too but didn't think about it at the time.

My recruiter back in 2006 didn't lie to me about anything. I know a lot of recruiters that didn't/don't sugar coat anything and they still get recruits.
So I quickly looked at the website, and you need an editor. I didn't even make it halfway through "Physically, is army basic training hard?" before I had to stop and comment on your horrible writing. First off in your first line you already have messed up. You put "It is always hard for me to answer this question being that they’re different variations of difficultly," when it should read "It is always hard for me to answer this question being that THERE ARE different variations...." and you also NEVER capitalize Army. Now I admit I didn't read this entire page and yes you did in the title "Is Army Basic Training Hard?" but really. No where else that I saw. Now I don't say anything about grammar or spelling cause I suck at it and failed a lot of english classes back in high school but even I can fix those mistakes. I think you are just trying to scam some money out of people when they can get it for free. Instead of taking time to write a book and spend your own money running the site how about you get a decent job and use that money to buy yourself a round of drinks.
So government websites only give half-truths. I find this hard to believe and how does the goarmy.com website mislead people in what to expect in the Army. Although I do not know how your recruiter lied to you but mine told me everything that I was in store for. Although they forgot to mention I would have to run everyday but that is another forum topic altogether. I am just astonished that you have made over $25,000 dollars selling this "true" story about the Army. If someone buys the book and then experiences nothing like your experiences do you refund the money? Like some of the wiser mentors on this board have already said the best information on the "true" Army can be found free of charge.
So after reading the website you were in for 3 years? Why did you get out? Did you think you would be able to write a book and make loads of money by scamming people? Did you get hurt? Or because your contract was up? Either way after 3 years you still have a lot to learn about the military and personally I do not feel like you have the know it all to write a book telling everyone how it is in the military. People buying this book need to just keep googling and finding forums like this and asking questions because everyone on here truly will tell them the truth. Because we really don't care if they join or not because it doesn't effect us one bit.
quote:
Originally posted by 68XAlltheway:
Because we really don't care if they join or not because it doesn't effect us one bit.


Except for the fat Soldiers, they would rather you not join because they have a better chance at staying in when the herd is thinned in the draw down, lol.
quote:
Originally posted by sysalis:
quote:
Originally posted by SFC_Mac:
I think you could have worded that a little more tactful, instead of basically saying ALL recruiters lie.


That's a good point. I glanced at the website and noticed that too but didn't think about it at the time.

My recruiter back in 2006 didn't lie to me about anything. I know a lot of recruiters that didn't/don't sugar coat anything and they still get recruits.


I can only speak for the recruiter I had. I've found that the NCO's who read my blog tend to get upset when I use less-than-satisfactory words when describing any component of the military.
I do not speak in political correct terms in the book or blog because my mind is completely de-militarized and I'm recalling events from memory as i remember them without being restricted by any 'rules'

This is why I constantly refer to the current sources of information about Army Basic Training and Military Life 'half-truths'.

Life is nothing but prospective. So you can listen to the recruiters prospective, or you can listen to my completely honest prospective.

The website is aimed at my personal experiences in the Army. If you want to share your own personal experiences of having a completely 'honest' recruiter, than maybe you should start your own blog up as well.
quote:
Like some of the wiser mentors on this board have already said the best information on the "true" Army can be found free of charge.


I know that many of you find this hard to believe; but anybody who posts on this forum is either a military buff or a recruiter.

In order for someone like me to be motivated to come along and tell you guys 'the unbiased truth'; Of course I will need some sort of compensation for taking time out of my life to do so.

Even after serving in the Army, I hardly consider myself a 'military guy'. I try to bring this prospective to the book. So all you vets and current soldiers with your ranks and units in your signature get out of here. This post/blog/book is for people who want to talk to somebody who has a complete de-militarized conscious.
quote:
Originally posted by ArmyVet11c:
but anybody who posts on this forum is either a military buff or a recruiter.


Last I checked, I was neither a military buff nor a recruiter. I was and am just an average joe who is trying his damndest for SGT and wants to give advice to those soldiers who need or want it, regardless of their rank since we all have different experiences.

Either way, dude, you must not have made it pretty far int he Army to write a blog that sounds like "truth" or "half-truths" of only recruiters. It sounds like just recruiter stuff. At least to me.
quote:
I know that many of you find this hard to believe; but anybody who posts on this forum is either a military buff or a recruiter.

I am ABSOLUTELY a military buff and damn proud of it. I don't sugar coat anything. I put out factual information backed by regulatory references. And guess what, I do it for free. You want to know what Army life is REALLY like, ask someone who's been in for 20+ years. Your limited experiences hardly qualify you to be a "subject matter expert" on military life.

quote:
What I do care about is telling you the 'truth'.


Don't you mean "selling" the truth. Oh, by the way, just because you put a price tag on something doesn't make it true.

Normally I wouldn't reply to this typre of post but if you're so desparate to make a dollar that you have to come on this type of forum to try to hawk your wares, maybe you should have just stayed in.
I shouldn't expect you guys to understand what I meant when I said de-militarized conscious.

Your attitudes are prime examples of that phrase. .

I suppose the book isn't the 'complete' truth. I didn't say enough bad things about the military for new recruits to really comprehend what the experience is like. I should add a few chapters about the suicides I seen, the chaplain who was having gay sex with his male assistant, and the MP's who were cooking meth in empty barracks.

Contradictions like this are exactly why I didn't re-up my contract. I used to sell packs of cigarettes for 25$ each during field training and it wasn't a problem or issue at all. God forbid I sell a 30,000 word ebook for 9.95$ though.
quote:
Originally posted by ArmyVet11c:
I should add a few chapters about the suicides I seen, the chaplain who was having gay sex with his male assistant, and the MP's who were cooking meth in empty barracks.


I'm not saying this hasn't happened before, but this sounds like complete BS just to add to your book. Seriously, just stop it.

And it's a good thing you didn't re-up.
quote:
Originally posted by ArmyVet11c:
God forbid I sell a 30,000 word ebook for 9.95$ though.


I could care less what you sell. Just don't spam THIS FORUM.

This Forum full of Soldiers doing the RIGHT THING and working on getting promoted. The majority are NCOs who also would be mad/angry at the issues you say you saw.
quote:
Originally posted by Dogfaced_Medic:
I call BS. Then again if someone is stupid enough to buy your book with all the damn free stuff out there I don't want them in my Army in the first place so, carry on.


haha
Good point. If they're dumb enough to pay money for his drivel, maybe they'll believe it, and we won't have to deal with them as junior Soldiers in OUR Army. Big Grin

Add Reply

Likes (0)
×
×
×
×