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    We had a saying about combat engineers - they were infantry with a job.

    Any MOS in the Army or Marines will build life skills needed to excell in life. A particular MOS may not have much civilian application, but the other things learned are invaluable.

    Personally, I would suggest he join the Air Force, simply because their living conditions are so, so, much better than any other branch.

    When it comes to the Army, the combat branches build a cameraderie that is unlike anything found anywhere else. Infantry, Artillery, Armor, Cavalry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rice paddy daddy View Post
    We had a saying about combat engineers - they were infantry with a job.

    Any MOS in the Army or Marines will build life skills needed to excell in life. A particular MOS may not have much civilian application, but the other things learned are invaluable.

    Personally, I would suggest he join the Air Force, simply because their living conditions are so, so, much better than any other branch.

    When it comes to the Army, the combat branches build a cameraderie that is unlike anything found anywhere else. Infantry, Artillery, Armor, Cavalry.
    Been there, done that, 3 years RA and 22 years guard.

    Air force is good but IMHO too much chicken shit depending on what you are in.

    Navy is good to for civilian prep, electronic schools are top grade along with the AF ones.
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    Coast Guard is another option!


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    Quote Originally Posted by oldditchdoctor View Post
    Coast Guard is another option!


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    Much respect for Coasties!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Denton View Post
    I was an MP. I’d suggest against it.

    I’d suggest an MOS that will translate into a good civilian job such as aircraft mechanic.

    Make sure he enrolls in the college benefit thing and take all the classes he can while serving.
    Why do you suggest against an MP? Just wondering and like I said I don't know if he'd qualify from test scores....or is an MP available to all?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SOCOM42 View Post
    A combat engineer is one of the most dangerous jobs worse than a rifleman.

    As @Denton said, train in a civilian related job such as an aircraft mechanic, tell him to get into a position for an A&E or A&P.

    I had an A&P a long time ago, but not from the military.

    When I was in all I did was learn to kill with many different weapons, and how to survive.
    Yeah, that's why I had the Mom moment and panicked.

    What is an A&E or A&P?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustAnotherNut View Post
    Why do you suggest against an MP? Just wondering and like I said I don't know if he'd qualify from test scores....or is an MP available to all?
    I imagine he scored high enough for MP.
    The MP chain of command eat their young for sport.
    Being an MP doesn’t do much toward becoming a civilian cop, either.
    There are much better choices. As a matter of fact, there are better services. The Navy’s nuclear program comes to mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustAnotherNut View Post
    Yeah, that's why I had the Mom moment and panicked.

    What is an A&E or A&P?
    Dunno what an A&E is, it A&P is airframe and power plant.
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    Thanks guys for the words of advice, it kinda makes me feel better if he does chose to go. He's very quiet and reserved, hiding behind a laugh as a cover for lack of confidence. He's not shy, just quiet, almost too quiet. The responsibility and training would give him focus and realize his strengths for him to 'blossom' so to speak.

    We'll see if he does follow thru with it this time and just what he chooses to do while there, and if so, this time I'll stay out of it (I hope)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Denton View Post
    Dunno what an A&E is, it A&P is airframe and power plant.
    and what is that??

    As you can probably tell, I don't have the first clue when it comes to military ANYTHING.....I just the cheering section
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