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(Originally posted on: 01-26-05 05:01:50 PM)
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Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps
4 year scholarship program, I'm joining.
Anyone have any experience in this program?
My family has a Navy history, so I've talked to three of them, but my Grandad was restricted line, he was a medic.
My cousin was enlisted, and my uncle is a Seal, so none of them have any first hand experience with ROTC directly, though they tell me nothing but good things about serving a tour.

Anyone here have any stories to share?
Ok, that's good to know...

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Reply 1 of 40 (Originally posted on: 01-26-05 05:05:45 PM)
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No stories but <3 for joining the Navy. i'm a serial-killer :)
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Reply 2 of 40 (Originally posted on: 01-26-05 05:06:47 PM)
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I have a bunch of friends that go to the Academy.

They pretty much hate it.
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Reply 3 of 40 (Originally posted on: 01-26-05 05:13:19 PM)
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My brother in law was an officer on one of the new Seawolf submarines. He hated it as far as I remember.
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Reply 4 of 40 (Originally posted on: 01-26-05 05:15:53 PM)
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Make sure to get some cool anchor tats, though.
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Reply 5 of 40 (Originally posted on: 01-26-05 05:23:27 PM)
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Seamen jokes ahoy.
"All these fucking asshole religious people will say it's a choice you know.. like, 'Homosexuality is a choice. That is a choice people make to engage in this deliciously decadent sinful behavior in God's eyes. They get together with their.. you know, hot oil rubdowns and whatnots.. It's.. It's sinful.' You know.. it's fucking genetics, not a choice. There's no fucking 16 year old heterosexual boy.. confused, socially awkward, you know, acne-scarred kid sittin' around, you know, in his bedroom going 'God, everyone hates me.. and.. the girls.. the girls that I like don't like me.. and.. Um. I know what to do, and the thought of having sex with another man, it's physically repelling to me.. But you know. Maybe it's time I invited even more nonstop harassment into my life.' Yeah that'll be fun. Why don't I just introduce the concept of getting the shit kicked out of me for no good reason by a bunch of fucking retards. Yeah, yeah that's a fun choice to make. A choice a lot of people are making. Yeah."
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Reply 6 of 40 (Originally posted on: 01-26-05 05:33:37 PM)
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village people jokes ahoy

good luck, its only going to be as good as you put into it.
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Reply 7 of 40 (Originally posted on: 01-26-05 05:52:33 PM)
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I have a friend in the navy, he doesn't seem to like it much, but it doesn't seem terrible.
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Reply 8 of 40 (Originally posted on: 01-26-05 06:28:32 PM)
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I just remembered one of my friends has a cousin in the Seals, but he is a good ol' Alabama Christian boy that loves guns and hard work, and that's the only background I can think of that enjoys the military. (Just like my dad, who would be proud to see his son die in the marines!)
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Reply 9 of 40 (Originally posted on: 01-26-05 06:43:20 PM)
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I have a friend in the academy, he loves it.
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Reply 10 of 40 (Originally posted on: 01-26-05 06:49:33 PM)
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Don't drop the soap.

Heck, I don't think they even bother with that anymore. They throw you on the floor and fuck you right there.
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Reply 11 of 40 (Originally posted on: 01-26-05 07:29:17 PM)
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I know a girl from another forum who enlisted in the Navy and just went off to Basic last week. She was really excited. And... that's all I'll know until she finishes in... a month or two or whatever. Yeah.
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Reply 12 of 40 (Originally posted on: 01-26-05 07:48:04 PM)
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Navy life sucks. Out of the three services you are not worth much in the Navy. However as an officer puke (thats what we in Canada who work for a living call the officer cadets) guys will come up to you and start swearing at you for 2-3 minutes before actually saying what you were doing wrong. Although this is true for all ranks.

Every nation and service has its own traditions. You normally have a semester to decide if you want to stay or not. Give it a try... No life like it... Its not your fathers Navy... Learn till ya drop... Seven days at Sea ;-) (a.k.a. sea going initiation)

Besides, I am in the Air Force so my point of view might be a bit skewed.
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Reply 13 of 40 (Originally posted on: 01-26-05 08:34:09 PM)
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Quoted from asthetik:
I have a bunch of friends that go to the Academy.

They pretty much hate it.


I only have one friend in it.

He pretty much hates it.
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Reply 14 of 40 (Originally posted on: 01-26-05 08:46:27 PM)
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When a friend of mine come back from the Royal Military College he had an attitude that he was God's gift to the officer corps. I had to slap it out of him and his younger brother when they got out.

Thats why I have military academies.
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Reply 15 of 40 (Originally posted on: 01-27-05 06:28:44 AM)
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The Academy works both ways. Some are enthusiastic about it and like it. Others are cynical and hate it.
The Academy is not ROTC.

Be sure you're in decent physical shape before you go ROTC, and try to have a life outside it. Don't be a ROTC nazi.
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Reply 16 of 40 (Originally posted on: 01-27-05 08:31:52 AM)
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My father has a special dislike reserved for two types of people-people who went to Uni of Notre Dame and people in the Navy. From my personal experience, I have to agree, at least with the latter-I've seen people go into the Navy as nice, respectable people, and come out as total assholes. That doesn't mean everyone inthe Navy becomes an idiot, but it seems that way sometimes.
My dad was a medic, but he was in the Air Force. Doesn't talk about it much-he was in Vietnam for a while and his best friend died later on as a result of TCDD poisoning.

But yeah, have fun!
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Reply 17 of 40 (Originally posted on: 01-27-05 09:16:15 AM)
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You know, Boot, not to narc on your high here, or anything, but if there's one service that is NOT allowed to make fun of the Royal Canadian Navy, it's mosty certainly the RCAF.

How many planes you boys have operational right now? 50? 45? Any helicopters falling out of the sky this week?
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Reply 18 of 40 (Originally posted on: 01-27-05 09:54:08 AM)
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Most of the people who've gone into the Navy that I know of are still good people. So I'd say go for it. Sandamnit might ban you out of sheer contempt, though.
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Reply 19 of 40 (Originally posted on: 01-27-05 11:10:24 AM)
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Lotsa horror stories about Navy cadets.
I might not join after all.
If I can afford this semester without any more aid, I'll stay out.
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Reply 20 of 40 (Originally posted on: 01-27-05 11:40:07 AM)
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Reply 21 of 40 (Originally posted on: 01-27-05 01:14:54 PM)
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Save me some work and kill yourself.
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Reply 22 of 40 (Originally posted on: 01-27-05 08:45:10 PM)
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ROTC is the place to be, but if for any reason you flunk out, they do have the right to do what they wish with you I believe.

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Reply 23 of 40 (Originally posted on: 01-28-05 07:19:21 PM)
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I will answer quick Stormraider, I work with remusters who have served on the 280 class and one who worked on the Ojibwa (submarine). All the services are in trouble financially, the Navy has a Frigate tied up at Halifax because they cannot get enough men to crew her. The Airforce's Hercs are about to fall apart and need civilians to do second line maintenance. Finally the Army has been screaming for new equipment for 20 years and they are just getting around to replacing the Leopard. If you want to talk more we will start another thread.

On the plus side of joinning the military as an officer is that you get all sorts of courses, experience and extras that when you decide to leave the military you have very good civilian jobs waiting for you. If you can climatise to the life style. I have, I like it and I hope to go officer. However, I do not like to see people jump feet first and find out they had no business being there. It is a hard life if you do this.
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Reply 24 of 40 (Originally posted on: 01-28-05 07:27:48 PM)
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It's not like Canada needs an army anyway.
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