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Lunatock
06 Oct 03,, 21:14
In light of recent events. Axl not wanting to validate what Military Service he claims he had.

Lets make a game, posting any Military or even Semi-Military type stuff from forum members.


"Unit": Lancaster Tang Soo Do School of Karate. Also known as "Beam's Bastards".

"Military": World Tang Soo Do Association.

Rank: WTSDA Second Gup. Association Number 111937.

MOS: Point Sparring, Free Sparring. Motivational speaker/In charge of warmup exercises.

Secondary MOS: Helping to not let the Church of the Creator run rough shod all over the arera I live in.

Moderator, World Affairs Board (ret.)


Memorable moments: The War of The Roses. 1998-2000. (quieted down, but still unresolved & simmering.)

The "Blackhawk too slow" incident.*

*Random unexpected game of sorts. And it lead to Mike Durant later meeting me, at a disadvantage.

Unlike meeting Oprah on her own terms in a Marathon she previously ran.

Stinger
06 Oct 03,, 21:38
Military: 3yr Tx 31st JROTC,
3 months 23 days in the US Army (until such time as a doc told me my I had minor asthma, abnormally thick blood and a weak heart.... any one of which is only a minor inconvienance) I was 5 weeks into AIT when my chap. 5 came through.

RANK: E-3

MOS: (snipes gonna love [hate] this :D) 75B personnel Admin specailist.

Memorable moments: was shot at in anger (well more like insanity more than anger) once in basic... shot back... can't say much more other than it was a training incident. Suffice it to say once was enough, and I'm not heavily interested in being shot at with real bullets again any time soon.

Units: 2nd PL, Charlie Company, 3rd/13th... Charlie Company (I can't recall the battalion number for AIT) both at Fort Jackson.

TopHatter
06 Oct 03,, 22:44
Shucks, as I mentioned when I first arrived on the board, I don't have any formal military credentials to speak of.
I've been interested in the military since I was probably 7 or 8, mostly the battleships which in turn lead to my reading voraciously about all branches of the military and various periods in military history.
I have been fortunate to travel to several warship and military museums around the country. Just for ghits and siggles I'll list them for those who might want to visit them.

The Museum of Science and Industry - Chicago IL
Kriegsmarine U-505 - The sub is berthed out of water and has guided tours. The museum also includes a separate naval exhibit.

Cantigny - Wheaton IL
First Division Museum at Cantigny - Dedicated to the Big Red One. This place is simply incredible. In addition to the museum, there is also a tank park with at least a dozen armored vehicles that children (and childish adults like me) can clamber all over Click here for more information (http://www.mccormicktribune.org/firstdivision/exhibits.htm)

USS Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum NYC
USS Intrepid (CV-11) USS Edson (DD-946) USS Growler (SSG-577) - In addition to the 3 ships, there are numerous aircraft on the carrier itself including an A-12 Blackbird and a Polish MiG-21. There is also the large model of USS Nevada from the movie Tora Tora Tora and 2 tanks, one of which is a captured Iraqi T-72.

Battleship Memorial Park - Mobile AL
USS Alabama (BB-60) - USS Drum (SS-228)
The biggest military museum I have been to in terms of sheer equipment on display. In addition to the ships, there are many aircraft, like a B-52 and the prototype YF-17 Cobra(and another Blackbird!), a PBR, several armored vehicles (another captured Iraqi tank, this one a T-55) and other assorted goodies. If you have a wide range of military interests, THIS is the place to go.

Bill
08 Oct 03,, 09:24
LOL, i just posted my vitals somewhere else on the forum two days ago.

Bill
08 Oct 03,, 09:25
I did manage to finally get Axl's info though.

Brownie troop leader, Brownie pack 354, Brownies of Duetscheland.

Hehehe

Lunatock
08 Oct 03,, 16:44
Originally posted by M21Sniper
I did manage to finally get Axl's info though.

Brownie troop leader, Brownie pack 354, Brownies of Duetscheland.

Hehehe

Cub Scouts of America. CSA Troop 42. (ret.) Wolf, Bear, and Bobcat Badge. Suckaaaa!

2DREZQ
08 Oct 03,, 20:08
Chief Armourer, 1st class: ND Cornfield Commandos.

Assistant Chaplain

Future Fighters Assocation, Breeding division, Contributions: 1 Male offspring. Future cotributions: 2nd Male offspring.

Awards: Order of the Kleenex (cries at all military funerals.)

Commanders comments: "If he can see it, he can hit it with a rifle. Of course, he has to swing the rifle like a club to do so. He has to use the rifle this way because he's so darn blind he can't see 'em further away than arms length."

TopHatter
08 Oct 03,, 20:16
I found a copy of some of Drez's FITREPs. Here are some excerpts:

His men would follow him anywhere, but only out of curiosity.

I would not breed from this Officer.

This Officer is really not so much of a has-been, but more of a definitely won't-be.

When he opens his mouth, it seems that this is only to change whichever foot was previously in there.

He has carried out each and every one of his duties to his entire satisfaction.

He would be out of his depth in a car park puddle.

Technically sound, but socially impossible.

This Officer reminds me very much of a gyroscope - always spinning around at a frantic pace, but not really going anywhere.

This Officer has delusions of adequacy.

When he joined my ship, this Officer was something of a granny; since then he has aged considerably.

Since my last report he has reached rock bottom, and has started to dig.

He sets low personal standards and then consistently fails to achieve them.

He has the wisdom of youth, and the energy of old age.

This Officer should go far - and the sooner he starts, the better.

In my opinion this pilot should not be authorized to fly below 250 feet.

This man is depriving a village somewhere of an idiot.

The only ship I would recommend this man for is citizenship.

Works well when under constant supervision and cornered like a rat in a trap.



(Of course these can also be applied to me, but that's another story :blush )

Officer of Engineers
08 Oct 03,, 20:31
This is going to sound like bragging

Queen's Commission, Royal Military College Kingston
Adjuntant, Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa
Engineers School, Canadian Forces Base Borden
21 Field Sqdrn, 1st Combat Engineers Regiment
Battle School, CFB Gagetown
Masters of Digital Communications, Queen's University
Command School, RMC Toronto
Battle School, CFB Gagetown
OC, Signals School, CFB Kingston
Directorate Land Engineering Support
Directorate Ammunition, Clothing, and Material Engineering
OC, 21/1CER
CO, 1st Battalion, 2nd Field Engineers Regiment
Deputy CO, 2FER
Tac OpsO, 33rd Canadian Brigade Group

I know I missed a few things in between.

TopHatter
08 Oct 03,, 20:47
Originally posted by Officer of Engineers
I know I missed a few things in between.

*Jaw hits the floor with a resounding thud*

Stinger
08 Oct 03,, 21:07
Originally posted by Officer of Engineers
This is going to sound like bragging

Queen's Commission, Royal Military College Kingston
Adjuntant, Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa
Engineers School, Canadian Forces Base Borden
21 Field Sqdrn, 1st Combat Engineers Regiment
Battle School, CFB Gagetown
Masters of Digital Communications, Queen's University
Command School, RMC Toronto
Battle School, CFB Gagetown
OC, Signals School, CFB Kingston
Directorate Land Engineering Support
Directorate Ammunition, Clothing, and Material Engineering
OC, 21FS, 1CER
CO, 1st Battalion, 2nd Field Engineers Regiment
Deputy CO, 2FER
Tac OpsO, 33rd Canadian Brigade Group

I know I missed a few things in between. Thats a lot of school Col.

Officer of Engineers
08 Oct 03,, 23:44
I've been in a very long time. Like I said, I'm a dinosaur. You can add Jump School (now known as the Canadian Parachute Centre), CFB Petawawa to that list.

Bill
09 Oct 03,, 01:13
You find any time between all those schools to command men in the field Colonel? ;)

LOL, JK.

Officer of Engineers
09 Oct 03,, 01:59
M21,

I don't command. I delegate, especially to my Sgt Maj.

Jay
09 Oct 03,, 02:45
hmm ok i'll present my credentials...it might not be as astounding as out Col here, but,
Kinder Garden
1st grade
2nd grade
3rd grade
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add 12 more to it!
Bach of Engg. (CS)
Got selected for SSC (Signal Corps), but didnt go.
Masters in CS

whoa :dbanana

so eefectively i dont have any military experience, but i gaze well at them :blush

2DREZQ
09 Oct 03,, 06:14
Originally posted by Officer of Engineers
[B]This is going to sound like bragging



Col. the unvarnished facts only sound like bragging to the envious and the lazy. My hat is off to you, sir.

"It ain't arrogance if ya can back it up, sonny."

Officer of Engineers
09 Oct 03,, 06:36
Originally posted by 2DREZQ
Col. the unvarnished facts only sound like bragging to the envious and the lazy. My hat is off to you, sir.

"It ain't arrogance if ya can back it up, sonny."

Sir, my respects

But does this mean you now respect officers?

Bill
09 Oct 03,, 08:35
SOME officers sir, SOME officers.... ;)

Bill
09 Oct 03,, 08:45
http://www.worldaffairsboard.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=646

There's a link to my service info, btw.

Schools i attended were USAITC, USASS, JOTC, and AWTC.

Those are Infantry school, Sniper School, Jungle School, and Arctic School.

I held a primary 11B4 MOS with a 11C secondary.

Earned my CIB on Dec 20th, 1989 while chopped to SOUTHCOM and operating in support of the 193d INF Bde, OJC.

Blackclaw
09 Oct 03,, 14:16
Originally posted by Lunatock
Cub Scouts of America. CSA Troop 42. (ret.) Wolf, Bear, and Bobcat Badge. Suckaaaa!

I'm so jealous. I never got that far as a cub scout. My troop got disbanded.

But hey I served my time. 1 year Air Force ROTC. We had it tough. The TV in the rec room only had a 15 inch screen. The shoes were uncomfortable. They made us keep our hair short. It was brutal I tell ya.

My only "boastful" claim is my Master's degree in International Relations. It just makes me annoying in political discussions.

I'm currently employed at EDS writing material for data management and CAD software. The software I support is used by companies like Electric Boat and in projects like the JSF, but I never get to see the cool stuff. :dontcare

bigross86
12 Oct 03,, 03:18
1st grade-12th grade. Finishing 12th grade in June 04. As of now, enlisting in the Israeli Defense Forces as a voluntary soldier on November 21, 2004. I will serve for at least 36 months, hopefully in a combat unit. Due to mild asthmatic symptoms, some doors are closed, such as Air Force, Sayeret 13, Sayeret Matkal and other SpecOps, but I can still serve my country with pride and honor.

Lunatock
17 Oct 03,, 21:18
Having ties & spontaneous encounters with Military type people is something worth mentioning.

Blackhawk Too Slow.

Ties to the USMC & The physical disagreement with Matt Hale's Organisation...thats responsible for the death of a Marine.

Maybe a few meetings, convo's hear & there. Not always friendly ones.

Strong bids to be nominated for The Civi Most Likely To be Busted By J.A.G.'s & Face A Military Tribunal?

I shudder to think what I'd be busted down to, if Court Martialed and stripped of my status as a Civilian.