United States Military Insignias

United States Military Insignias
All Military Insignia From Each Branch

Friday, January 31, 2014

Military And High School Classes

While in PE you could think about how being in PE is like a way less physically demanding objective then what the basic combat training or one stationed unit training. It could also be compared to history in a way. The way it could be compared to history is because you could learn when it was created, why it was created, or who the man that created it was? Who knows it could help you when it comes time they may ask questions to see who is really into the responsibility of somebody seeing if  you are committed.  

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

My MEPS Experience

When entering or joining the United States Armed Service you would have to go through some basic things. Such as finding a recruiter, talking about what you want to do while in, find out what branch offers you whatever you think is best, then signing up for that said branch, and finally go down to the Military Entrance Processing Station and then wait till your ship off day. For me I signed up on September 17th, 2013 at my house with my recruiter Sergeant Michael Banks of the United States Army.   He and I discussed the whole process and I couldn't wait until I swear into the delayed entry program. He told me when I would be going to be sent down to Sacramento to go to the MEPS facility. I was sent down on September 22nd, 2013.

 There were many people there for every branch of the service; there was a tie it looked like for the Army, Coast Guard, and Air Force. They came from all around California and there were even a couple of them from Reno, Nevada. We got to stay at the Hilton hotel for free and it was the best thing ever since they had good rooms, good food, and even a game area with a 50 inch Toshiba TV and just saying basketball games have never been more clear. But that night we were instructed to go to sleep so we would be well rested for MEPS in the morning. 

That morning everybody was called up at 5:30 to get food and clothed. At 6 a.m. we go on our shuttle to go to the MEPS facility and meet with our people who would enter and process us with test and information. The process for me lasted longer do to an “accidental loss of my information” or that’s what they told me at least. But the process included a blood test, a vision test, full body physicals, and finally the process of swearing into the desired branch that you want to join. And before you leave to the shuttle to go back home you get you contract for your job and shipping date that contains the information in order to get shipped and where to go to get shipped. For more information go to the United States MEPS website   

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Should Recruiters be Allowed on Campus?

In my personnel opinion I believe that they should be allowed on to school campuses with out any questions being asked. My reasoning is that I am coming from the perspective of somebody who is grateful to have the possibility to have a recruit see me and my test scores and use his own time to come and talk to me at home about what I'm going to go and do after high school ends. In conclusion i believe that they should be allowed on campus since they have helped people start careers and not just sitting on their ass waiting for something to come instead of going for it.    

Friday, January 10, 2014

Jobs in The US Army

In the Army alone we offer 213 jobs split between Arts and Media, Administration, Combat Intelligence and Support, Regular Combat, Legal and Law Enforcement, Medical, Technology, Mechanics, Construction, and Transportation. I don't know much about all those jobs since I haven't looked into them really but I only know about the job or Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) that I am going to be doing. The MOS I will be put in will either be 11B or 11C. The 11B is front line infantry who when deployed go and to the face of the enemy territory and try and eliminate most of the insurgent forces. While 11C is indirect fire infantry where their jobs is to support the front line infantry with guided missiles and drone reconnaissance. But in conclusion we offer jobs from as big as infantry and aerial recon to vet and warehouse manager.