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Old 05-19-2009, 06:30 PM
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ok i want to stay as long as i can in the army,,,,,how do i go about not getting discharged....i dont want to have any regrets or mistakes,,,,any body have any advice or can u tell me wat not to do??
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Old 05-19-2009, 06:53 PM
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Just keep your nose clean, obey your superior officers & NCOs, do the best job that you can & reenlist when it's time. Never talk back to an officer or NCO. When you get some rank you'll be able to offer advice, though. Follow all the rules & regulations, don't get drunk & do stupid things & never use illegal drugs. Some guys like to push the envelope & while they're not breaking any rules they're considered wise -a$$es & life can be made very difficult for them.

By doing all of that you'll more than likely get promoted faster, too.
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Old 05-19-2009, 07:27 PM
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whooooooooooooh...........thanx for the advice cus i jus read that sumone got an els....
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Old 05-19-2009, 07:43 PM
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That Soldier made the choice that this was not the life for him (at least that is how I see since one of the first messages posted about him was how he didn't want to be there and how he had made a mistake). Basic Training is not set up for failure, it's actually set up for Soldier's to succeed, a Soldier has to basically decide for themselves that they want to fail.

If you follow the advice of MSG Glenn, you will do well.
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Old 05-19-2009, 07:59 PM
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thank u......
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Old 05-21-2009, 02:15 AM
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Exactly what MSG said! Like he said, though you might not be wrong and in some cases totally right you can be seen as a wise arse and life made very difficult for you. Trust me, you're talking with a wise arse right now! Life for me could be easier but I've made my bed and I've got to lay in it. You're going to see double standards throughout the ranks of the NCOs vs. E-4 and below. It sucks, being E-4 and below just sucks, there is no other way to put it. If you don't want to play the "game" the Army won't be a lot of fun for you. However, if you're a gamer and play the game you should have no problem at all. Gee, that's pretty good advice, maybe I should listen to myself more often. If all fails just remember these two words, Roger/Hooah and move out.
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