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Soldiers, What Do You Wish You Knew Before Joining The Military? (Reddit Stories r/AskReddit)

July 26, 2019

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  • Reply Ian Lesiuk July 26, 2019 at 7:06 am

    Can someone please tell me what music is in the background? It sounds SO familiar. I KNOW I've heard it before…. But from where…?

    Apparently it's made by Kevin Macleod, but does anyone know what it's called?

  • Reply Totenkopf ßänß July 26, 2019 at 7:06 am

    This is why special forces will always be better

  • Reply Daniel Francis July 26, 2019 at 7:06 am

    I'm an older recruit going to basic in 4 weeks. My advice? If you want to go to school and you're young but don't have money or a free ride, join up. Don't get in debt. Join the National Guard if you live in a state that gives full tuition to Guard members. If you're not sure if you want to go to college, go active duty. Do a 4 year contract and save your money. You can always join the Guard later if you decide to go to school or become an officer and use that cash to do other things , and if you want to make it a career, you can stay in.
    And if you're older but struggling, I'd say join up too. You can join the Army up to 35.

  • Reply Shimada Gaming July 26, 2019 at 7:06 am

    Joining the military unless it is a Last Resort is pointless and serves no value in my opinion

  • Reply andy garcia July 26, 2019 at 7:06 am

    I’m glad I watched this video because I’m leaving to join the Marines next month. After watching this I’m starting to doubt my choice in joining now. (I’m going to become Infantry)

  • Reply jstorm hockey July 26, 2019 at 7:06 am

    what am I able to do in the marines if I’m colorblind and my eyes are horrible? I just want to serve.

  • Reply Henry Gonzales July 26, 2019 at 7:06 am

    Aw shit I got a 6 year and 20 week contract for 14 tango and hopefully I will be able to do that

  • Reply meggaman7 July 26, 2019 at 7:06 am

    1:14 Don't trust ANYTHING your recruiter tells you. They can and will tell you whatever you want to hear just to get you to sign up.

  • Reply Kylie Kay July 26, 2019 at 7:06 am

    9:58, not in the military or ever was, wish i didn't spent most of my savings on a car

  • Reply Alexander ball July 26, 2019 at 7:06 am

    Here's anouther tip which is somewhats similar to the colourblindness tip which i was given to by a family friend who is a recruitment officer (so please correct me If i am wrong as it is not from first hand experience)

    If you have any permanent disability whether it be something like ADHD, ASD, bipolar etc which has been officially diagnosed. Dont bother applying for the armed forces if you intend on doing any specialist or technical postions. You will never progress that far in the ranks and no matter how much they will try and tell you "through our training you will learn to cope with it" or about how inclusive they are. Understand that it is just a ruse to get more people into the basic ranks with them knowing its stable as you wont be moving anywhere else.

  • Reply Skøut July 26, 2019 at 7:06 am

    In short: Those who romanticize the military clearly never served.

  • Reply rwdplz1 July 26, 2019 at 7:06 am

    USE YOUR GI BILL

  • Reply Hearts Love July 26, 2019 at 7:06 am

    Definitely you can’t do too much research. Yes, it’s a good path for some people, but learn what you could be signing up for. You do sign your life away for a few years.

  • Reply SpringGull July 26, 2019 at 7:06 am

    Gimme the luck and fortuuuuuuuune.

  • Reply Internet in a Nutshell July 26, 2019 at 7:06 am

    That there are no respawn points.

  • Reply Unkown Filmer July 26, 2019 at 7:06 am

    Nice video

  • Reply Arwen Bernard July 26, 2019 at 7:06 am

    That if you are on time you're late but if you're 15 minutes early you're on time. You must be 15 minutes early to everything even if you're 2 hours early.

  • Reply Carrot Standard July 26, 2019 at 7:06 am

    the guy at around 8:05 took the part about volunteering for cool missions and stuff from a guy earlier. Word for word.

  • Reply The_intellectual July 26, 2019 at 7:06 am

    That GTA existed

  • Reply 64 Team July 26, 2019 at 7:06 am

    Nobody:
    Soldier: I'm doing my part!

  • Reply Kirsten Lemmermann July 26, 2019 at 7:06 am

    You are my favorite YouTuber ever!

  • Reply jco 492 July 26, 2019 at 7:06 am

    I RESPECT ALL PEOPLE WHO JOIN THE ARMY

  • Reply Jasmine Da Diamond Artist July 26, 2019 at 7:06 am

    perfect timing

  • Reply Dr.Dinosaur64329 July 26, 2019 at 7:06 am

    Hi

  • Reply Diego Lopez July 26, 2019 at 7:06 am

    first

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