Thread: Bullshido is Bullshido does
1/30/2006 12:41pm, #111
Nice Rant. Of Course Asia (you can't get me to call you lord), said it the best. Feel free to ignore Dreadnaught. Like most addicts he can't seem to get off the nut riding element out of his system. Remember he has to first acknowledge that he has a problem before he can fix it.
Too bad we still don't have rep points.
1/30/2006 12:54pm, #112Originally Posted by LORD ASIA
If I end up going officer at some point in my career, you have my solemn promise that I will keep my head out of my ass and my ear turned toward my NCO."No. Listen to me because I know what I'm talking about here." -- Hannibal
1/30/2006 12:59pm, #113
Hey GB, not to beat a dead horse, but I'll tell you a little story. I joined the Marine Corps 3 months after my buddy. He went in as an officer, henceforth referred to as zeros, and I went in enlisted. When we were comparing notes about a year later, he concluded that he would have preferred to join enlisted because of all the politics. He told me that you couldn't even pick up rank beyond captain without jumping through a ton of secondary bullshit that had nothing to do with a zero's job, but everything to do with social standing within the ranks. To be fair, his take on this had a lot to do with his dislike of office politics and social BS.
DerAuslander108 is right, everyone respects mustangs more than plain old zeros. In case people don't know, a mustang is an individual who joined enlisted and then becomes an officer.
One final note: One man's anecdote is another man's trash, or your mileage may vary.Shut the hell up and train.
1/30/2006 1:07pm, #114
I think joining as an officer is an odd leftover from European aristocracy. I don't see any pratical reason for it beyond maintaining class priviledge, which is pretty irrelevant now.
1/30/2006 1:10pm, #115Originally Posted by I Choke You
1/30/2006 1:12pm, #116Originally Posted by I Choke You
Mostly it is an education thing. If a guy goes to westpoint and has been schooled in military tactics, logistics, stratigy, one would like to think they are in a better position to lead. on the same note however, a Sgt that saw tours in nam, the gulf, or what ever war in recent history is going to know a lot more about the feild than the collage boy showing up and barking orders.
1/30/2006 1:39pm, #117Originally Posted by omega
1/30/2006 1:44pm, #118Originally Posted by Dreadnought
1/30/2006 1:45pm, #119Mostly it is an education thing. If a guy goes to westpoint and has been schooled in military tactics, logistics, stratigy, one would like to think they are in a better position to lead. on the same note however, a Sgt that saw tours in nam, the gulf, or what ever war in recent history is going to know a lot more about the feild than the collage boy showing up and barking orders.
1/30/2006 6:20pm, #120
- Join Date
- Jan 2005
- henderson, nc
i must agree with the other guys my brother enlisted then went officer... he just made major and is in for life and his guys think he is great, but he says the same about the politics... course i was just an enlisted puke in the navy so what do i know, and i do aikido!!!
i'm sure you'll do great just don't let em beat you down...