I signed up for Army MOS 31L in the National Guard. Complex reasons why
I sgined up, maybe I just love the same old bullshit again.
But anyways, I signed up for MOS 31L:
Does this MOS have lucrative civillian sector job market applications?
Being in the Guard, I could perhaps use it this time instead of not
doing my job and being able to do nothing about it while on active
When you 'retire' from this position (if the insurgents bullets do not find
you first) you will be a fully trained "Larry the Cable Guy".
Are things really that bad in your part of the states?? So hopeless that
you would take a bullet just to learn to splice wires??? At 40' in the air
you are a clear target for enemy snipers or worse.
You will also be part of a military that ruthlessly supports despotic
regimes and kills babies for the sake of killing.
Old and decrepid men declare war, young and poor lose their lives it in.
The army has nothing to do with your nations security, it has only to do
with greedy old men getting richer by spilling your blood.
Yep. The old men get to have fun vicariously; the young men get to have fun
I can tell you've never been a grunt - until you've had the thrill of
killing people and blowing things up, you haven't experienced life. But what
would your current-crop of limp-wristed Canadians know of valor, honor,
duty? You've been too infected by the French. Buncha pussies, you ask me.
And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered, --
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he today who sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother...
And gentelmen in England now abed
Shall think themselves acurst they were not here;
And hold their manhood cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.
When it absolutely, positively has to be destroyed overnight,
United States Marine Corps
I was a 31F from 1998-2002. I worked directly with many 31L. The job is
about as mentally challenging as playing a good game of connect four. There
are a lot of different tasks listed in the job description, but you spend
99% of your time dragging cable through drainpipes or running aerials. Any
military MOS can lead to good government jobs, but the market for 31L in the
private sector is definitely not lucrative. 31F is slightly better, but the
communications experience you will get in the military is totally different
than the way it is done in the "real" world.
Just my opinion, but if you're going to face the possibility of time in an
undesireable place, why not go active. The pay is getting very respectable
when all benefits are taken into account. I was a lowly E-4 and when I
returned to teaching school I took an $800 a month pay cut and also had to
pay for insurance for my wife and kids. The Housing allowance, family care,
and other benefits make it a pretty good choice if you overlook the obvious
downside of never knowing where you'll be in a month and not knowing when
you'll be home each night. You're gonna most likely go somewhere at some
point if you join the guard. If you're going to take that risk, why not get
the benefits that should come with it.
On a side note, I spent the bulk of my 4 years in Hawaii at the 125th Signal
Batallion, a pretty large signal unit. If you can get guaranteed station
there, I would go for it.
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