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    Which Branch of service would be best for me and offer the most opportunities to serve my nation if I had a four year degree in history and international studies at the end of my college education?

    I want to serve as an officer eventually in the US Armed Forces, I was thinking ether the Navy or the Marine Corps.

    Btw sorry if I may have put this in the wrong place.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Kevin Brown View Post
    Btw sorry if I may have put this in the wrong place.
    No, this is exactly where you ask such questions. I do have to warn you that you'll be getting answers from hardened military types that are usually crusty old men that like to gnaw on newcomers.

    So, before they dig in, I thought I'd give you a hand. Here are the Oaths Of enlistment for all 5 branches of the armed forces

    U.S. COAST GUARD ENLISTMENT OATH

    "I, (State your name), swear to sign away 4 years of my life to the UNITED STATES COAST GUARD because I know being in the real military scares me. However, I swear to defend our position as the fifth branch of the Armed Services, although at one point we were under the Department of Homeland Security. I understand that at least twice a day, someone will refer to me a member of the Air Force or Navy, and when I correct them, they will question my military status. I will work on boats the size of kayaks and small yachts during the worst of natures storms, and receive no thanks or notice from the public. I will fly in helos into the eye of the storm to rescue people dumber then rocks, and then be heckled by the same people when I bust them for transporting drugs two months later. I will prevent thousands of gallons of pollution, but be accused of impeding the economy when I won't allow vessels to pour oil into the ocean. I will be the red-headed step child to all of the other services, although I know I got the better deal. All of my equipment will be discarded Navy property. I will use most of my time in the Coast Guard to take college classes, and perfect my web surfing abilities, then complain that I work too much. I will perfect avoiding PT at all costs, and do my best to attend training that will give me a great competitive edge in the career field of my choice, making retention efforts of the Coast Guard pointless. I will come in contact with so many pollutants during my tenure, I will glow in the dark for the rest of my natural life and refer to myself as "salty" because of it. I will do my best to work 8 to 3, with a two hour lunch, on normal days, and have my pager and cell phone surgically attached, SO HELP ME GOD.

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    US AIR FORCE OATH OF ENLISTMENT
    "I, (State your name), swear to sign away 4 years of my life to the UNITED STATES AIR FORCE because I know I couldn't hack it in the Army, because the Marines frighten me, and because I am afraid of water over waist-deep. I swear to sit behind a desk. I also swear not to do any form of real exercise, but promise to defend our bike-riding test as a valid form of exercise. I promise to walk around calling everyone by their first name because I find it amusing to annoy the other services. I will have a better quality of life than those around me and will, at all times, be sure to make them aware of that fact. After completion of "Basic Training", I will be a lean, mean, donut-eating, Lazy-Boy sitting, civilian-wearing-blue-clothes, Chair-borne Ranger. I will believe I am superior to all others and will make an effort to clean the knife before stabbing the next person in the back. I will annoy those around me, and will go home early every day. So Help Me God!"

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    US ARMY OATH OF ENLISTMENT
    "I, (State your name), swear to sign away 4 years of my otherwise mediocre life to the UNITED STATES ARMY because I couldn't score high enough on the ASVAB to get into the Air Force, I'm not tough enough for the Marines, and the Navy won't take me because I can't swim. I will wear camouflage every day and tuck my trousers into my boots because I can't figure out how to use blousing straps. I promise to wear my uniform 24 hours a day even when I have a date. I will continue to tell myself that I am a fierce killing machine because my Drill Sergeant told me I am, despite the fact that the only action I will see is a court-martial for sexual harassment. I acknowledge the fact that I will make E-8 in my first year of service, and vow to maintain that it is because I scored perfect on my PT test. After completion of my Sexual.....er.....I mean "Basic Training," I will attend a different Army school every other month and return knowing less than I did when I left. On my first trip home after Boot Camp, I will walk around like I am cool and propose to my 9th grade sweetheart. I will make my wife stay home because if I let her out she might leave me for a better-looking Air Force guy. Should she leave me twelve times, I will continue to take her back. While at work I will maintain a look of knowledge while getting absolutely nothing accomplished. I will arrive to work every day at 1000 hrs because of morning PT and leave everyday at 1300 to report back to "COMPANY." I understand that I will undergo no training whatsoever that will help me get a job upon on separation, and will end up working construction with my friends from high school. I will brag to everyone about the Army giving me $30,000 for college, but will be unable to use it because I can't pass a placement exam. So Help Me God!"

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    US NAVY OATH OF ENLISTMENT

    "I, Top Gun, in lieu of going to prison, swear to sign away 4 years of my life to the UNITED STATES NAVY, because I want to hang out with Marines without actually having to BE one of them, because I thought the Air Force was too "corporate," because I didn't want to actually live in dirt like the Army, and because I thought, "Hey, I like to swim...why not?" I promise to wear clothes that went out of style in 1976 and to have my name stenciled on the butt of every pair of pants I own. I understand that I will be mistaken for the Good Humor Man during summer,! and for Nazi Waffen-SS during the winter. I will strive to use a different language than the rest of the English-speaking world, using words like "deck, bulkhead, cover, geedunk, scuttlebutt, scuttle and head," when I really mean "floor, wall, hat, candy, water fountain, hole in wall and toilet." I will take great pride in the fact that all Navy acronyms, rank, and insignia, and everything else for that matter, are completely different from the other services and make absolutely no sense whatsoever. I will muster, whatever that is, at 0700 every morning unless I am buddy-buddy with the Chief, in which case I will show up around 0930. I vow to hone my coffee cup-handling skills to the point that I can stand up in a kayak being tossed around in a typhoon, and still not spill a drop. I consent to being promoted and subsequently busted at least twice per fiscal year. I realize that, once selected for Chief, I am required to submit myself to the sick, and quite possibly illegal, whims of my new-found "colleagues." So Help Me Neptune!"

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    US MARINE CORPS OATH OF ENLISTMENT

    "I, (pick a name the police won't recognize), swear..uhhhh....high-and-tight.... grunt... cammies....kill....fix bayonets....charge....slash....dig....burn....blow up....ugh...Air Force women....beer.....sailors wives.....air strikes....yes SIR!....whiskey....liberty call....salute....Ooorah Gunny....grenades...women....OORAH! So Help Me Chesty PULLER!"

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    “Never let yourself be persuaded that any one Great Man, any one leader, is necessary to the salvation of America. When America consists of one leader and 158 million followers, it will no longer be America.”
    ― Dwight D. Eisenhower

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    • #3
      I would talk to recruiters from each and every branch. See what they have to offer, and then decide what you want to do. Each branch has positives and negatives.

      I spent ten years in the Navy. If you want to travel and see many different places, the Navy is probably the best bet for that.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Johnny W View Post
        I would talk to recruiters from each and every branch. See what they have to offer, and then decide what you want to do. Each branch has positives and negatives.
        Well yeah, he could do that too I suppose...
        “Never let yourself be persuaded that any one Great Man, any one leader, is necessary to the salvation of America. When America consists of one leader and 158 million followers, it will no longer be America.”
        ― Dwight D. Eisenhower

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Kevin Brown View Post
          Which Branch of service would be best for me and offer the most opportunities to serve my nation if I had a four year degree in history and international studies at the end of my college education?

          I want to serve as an officer eventually in the US Armed Forces, I was thinking ether the Navy or the Marine Corps.

          Btw sorry if I may have put this in the wrong place.
          What's your experience? What do you like to do? Where would you like to live? Each service offers different opportunities and without some more details it's hard to rule out/in particular services. Don't expect your degrees to provide any advantage at all in terms of selection, although they may be more useful in service vis a vis another.
          "So little pains do the vulgar take in the investigation of truth, accepting readily the first story that comes to hand." Thucydides 1.20.3

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Kevin Brown View Post
            Which Branch of service would be best for me and offer the most opportunities to serve my nation if I had a four year degree in history and international studies at the end of my college education?
            It really depends on what you are looking at/for; there are so many options available. My time was spent in the Marines, but all of the other services have appealing factors.

            Any more information available before people say what is best for your future?
            Aut vincere aut mori

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            • #7
              I understand that I will undergo no training whatsoever that will help me get a job upon on separation, and will end up working construction with my friends from high school. I will brag to everyone about the Army giving me $30,000 for college, but will be unable to use it because I can't pass a placement exam. So Help Me God!"
              yep, sounds about right.....

              But he said he was aiming to be an officer, thats sounds like the enlisted oath:))

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              • #8
                Originally posted by 7thsfsniper View Post
                But he said he was aiming to be an officer, thats sounds like the enlisted oath:))
                Hey I'm doing the best I can here. Our budget's been cut 3 times now what with this recession.
                “Never let yourself be persuaded that any one Great Man, any one leader, is necessary to the salvation of America. When America consists of one leader and 158 million followers, it will no longer be America.”
                ― Dwight D. Eisenhower

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                • #9
                  I don't see any reduction in cheetos, though butter cookies are running low.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Officer of Engineers View Post
                    I don't see any reduction in cheetos, though butter cookies are running low.
                    That's because I work for Cheetos.



                    And yes, I have various forms of signage announcing that crucial detail.
                    “Never let yourself be persuaded that any one Great Man, any one leader, is necessary to the salvation of America. When America consists of one leader and 158 million followers, it will no longer be America.”
                    ― Dwight D. Eisenhower

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                    • #11
                      Comrade Comissar.


                      That was one of the funniest things I have read in a long time. Thanks for a good laugh, kind sir. The Marine Corps Oath is absolutely hilarious.

                      Kevin, do your research and go with what your heart tells you. I am glad to see more bright men joining our ranks. If you have questions about Officer pipeline for any of the branches, start with OCS Foundation Website, then talk to a recruiter.

                      I can provide an overview and answer some specific questions regarding the process for the Marines/Army. After independent research, a recruiter is your best bet though. Good luck.
                      Last edited by Walking Dead; 03 Mar 09,, 09:03.

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                      • #12
                        Sadly...parts of the Air Force oath sounded about right! Although I can't believe I'm admitting that!

                        Kevin...you have to really look into what all the branches offer and what it is that you want to do with your military career? If you plan on making it a career!
                        “When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
                        "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
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                        • #13
                          Being a history major with a minor in International Studies, the better fit might be one of the following, all of which works hand in hand with the military...

                          RAND Corporation (first choice - http://www.rand.org/)
                          NSA
                          CIA/NRO
                          Last edited by Gallowglass; 26 Mar 09,, 16:47.

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                          • #14
                            US MARINE CORPS OATH OF ENLISTMENT
                            "I, (pick a name the police won't recognize), swear..uhhhh....high-and-tight.... grunt... cammies....kill....fix bayonets....charge....slash....dig....burn....blow up....ugh...Air Force women....beer.....sailors wives.....air strikes....yes SIR!....whiskey....liberty call....salute....Ooorah Gunny....grenades...women....OORAH! So Help Me Chesty PULLER!"
                            Actually, it's not Air Force women (where would you find one on a Marine base?), but Navy Nurses (the female kind! Get it right this time!)

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                            • #15
                              Marines don't care if the navy personal is male or female. as long as the navy is there the marines are glad for a ride.

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