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tfa vs military?

Postby mattviphky » Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:53 pm

which one offers a better soft iyo

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Re: tfa vs military?

Postby 09042014 » Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:56 pm

mattviphky wrote:which one offers a better soft iyo


The military is certainly safer than teaching in most urban schools.

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Re: tfa vs military?

Postby ran12 » Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:27 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
mattviphky wrote:which one offers a better soft iyo


The military is certainly safer than teaching in most urban schools.


The commitment's 8 years when counting reserve time wherease TFA is 2 years. Basically you would have to wait at least 4 years and up to 8 if military and since there are a few wars going on I guess it's really up to you to decide if you're more concerned with domestic or foreign terrorists.

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Re: tfa vs military?

Postby Rotor » Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:49 pm

ran12 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
mattviphky wrote:which one offers a better soft iyo


The military is certainly safer than teaching in most urban schools.


The commitment's 8 years when counting reserve time wherease TFA is 2 years. Basically you would have to wait at least 4 years and up to 8 if military and since there are a few wars going on I guess it's really up to you to decide if you're more concerned with domestic or foreign terrorists.

And apparently a year just to get to boot camp.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/POLITICS/07/08/ ... =allsearch

No word on whether there's a delay for folks going to Officer Candidate School.

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Re: tfa vs military?

Postby mikeditkaisgod » Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:11 am

Rotor wrote:
ran12 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
mattviphky wrote:which one offers a better soft iyo


The military is certainly safer than teaching in most urban schools.


The commitment's 8 years when counting reserve time wherease TFA is 2 years. Basically you would have to wait at least 4 years and up to 8 if military and since there are a few wars going on I guess it's really up to you to decide if you're more concerned with domestic or foreign terrorists.

And apparently a year just to get to boot camp.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/POLITICS/07/08/ ... =allsearch

No word on whether there's a delay for folks going to Officer Candidate School.


This article doesn't specify which MOS's take that long. Even during the heigth of the war in Iraq, it took about six-eight months for certain MOS's to get a Basic Training slot because their AIT schools were full/filled up the next couple of months and the Army doesn't want a bunch of Basic Training graduates stuck in limbo before their AIT school starts. I guarantee that common MOS's such as infantry, MP, armor, etc. can go to a recruiter, meps, and leave for basic training in between three and five months (common length during the height of the Iraq war).

Getting into OCS has traditionally taken up to a year because OCS is only done a couple of times a year and it's a competitive program to get into.

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Re: tfa vs military?

Postby HarveyBirdman » Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:54 pm

competitive in what sense?

i wonder how many people with college degrees join the military as officers vs. how many join as enlisted. and...how many officers are academy trained vs. college ROTC vs. just college degree holding. eh?

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Re: tfa vs military?

Postby bk1 » Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:54 pm

It totally makes sense to pick between the military and TFA based on improving your law school admission chances.

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Re: tfa vs military?

Postby bjsesq » Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:56 pm

bk1 wrote:It totally makes sense to pick between the military and TFA based on improving your law school admission chances.


ayup.

Also: the miltary as a soft ain't shit anymore, man.

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Re: tfa vs military?

Postby Bildungsroman » Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:56 pm

This guy is fucking hardcore about picking up some softs.

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Re: tfa vs military?

Postby bjsesq » Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:58 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:This guy is fucking hardcore about picking up some softs.


Thinking about attempting to assasinate Assad. Any boost?

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Re: tfa vs military?

Postby dailygrind » Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:58 pm

bk1 wrote:It totally makes sense to pick between the military and TFA based on improving your law school admission chances.


I'm guessing this was an academic question that settles a bet between friends. For someone to actually choose between the two as a means of getting into law school would be beyond foolish.

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Re: tfa vs military?

Postby mattviphky » Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:56 am

I'm guessing this was an academic question that settles a bet between friends. For someone to actually choose between the two as a means of getting into law school would be beyond foolish.[/quote]
dailygrind wrote:
bk1 wrote:It totally makes sense to pick between the military and TFA based on improving your law school admission chances.


Pretty much. I'm military and a friend is peace corps, i wasn't really asking for my own benefit, just putting it out there and seeing what people throw back. i hear a lot about tfa on here, and so i used that.

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Re: tfa vs military?

Postby mattviphky » Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:01 am

bjsesq wrote:
bk1 wrote:It totally makes sense to pick between the military and TFA based on improving your law school admission chances.


ayup.

Also: the miltary as a soft ain't shit anymore, man.


I don't think it is either. short of doing something absolutely incredible and unique, the only thing softs are good for is breaking ties.




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