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Old 05-26-2009, 04:45 AM
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Entry Level Separations (ELS) are given to those who are unfit for military service. Unable to cope, physically inept, psycologically unfit. That's basically it. It happens all the time in Reception where it appears the Army is nothing like what they expected it to be.

When their Drill SGT picks them up to take them to their BCT platoon area things will change in a hurry. They are very busy, challenged every step of the way & are actually learning Army stuff, some of which is quite interesting. THAT'S what they joined the Army for. Especially the Drill SGT screaming at them from 6 inches away with garlic on his breath. There really is nothing in the civilian world to compare it to.
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