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Old 03-01-2009, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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You need to earn your way into any Spec Ops Group. A kid playing a video game has no understanding of the real ways of the military.
And as far as the beard and longer hair, it's not just Delta that are allowed to "fit in", other groups are as well. I think this is as much info as you need, go see a recruiter.
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Old 03-01-2009, 07:38 AM
 
Location: NOVA
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Get out! My husband won a senior ROTC Ranger slot and after being commissioned, still had to wait two years for SF. Wonders never cease.
Off the street usually means enlistments. With a lot of hoops to jump through, it's possible to go but not directly as any part of any commissioning program. I'm sure hubby is/was happy being a Ranger.
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Old 03-01-2009, 10:40 AM
 
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I just thought about this, if I am not going to be like Solid Snake in metalgearsolid then I don't want to join Delta or SAD!

All I have to say, is WOW. Your basing such a decision off a video game? I am 20 and just 2.5 months away from shipping to boot for the Air Force. If this is how guys/girls my age are choosing such an important career path, you will surely be as disappointed in what you find to be the truth (and not like some video game where if you get shot you eat a plant and are completely fine or if your killed you dont get another life.), as I am in my generation.
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Old 03-01-2009, 10:48 AM
 
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I doubt he'd get through the selection process!!
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Old 03-01-2009, 12:07 PM
 
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I doubt he'd get through the selection process!!
I'd stand a better chance then you!!!
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Old 03-01-2009, 02:36 PM
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You know, imitating a video game character or real life commando is cute if you're not older than 15, 16 might be pushing it. If you're beyond that, good luck. Look into airsoft. Small unit "battles" without the actual danger of real combat and the hardships that follow it. You can play dress up and shoot plastic pellets out of scale model weapons.
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Old 03-01-2009, 04:24 PM
 
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^Or maybe I can become like Sephiroth from ff7?
Anyways I talked with someone who tried out for green berets and he said that i should consider going to graduate school before i try out because i will be an officer when i go into the military and they will accept me to try out for sf training that way. so its what i am going to do and i want to be in top physical shape for it.
I am interested in serving my country but not doing it so blindly like most of the militaryish people and the like. I like to think how would be the best way and the best way would be for me to be in the military as an officer.
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Old 03-01-2009, 04:27 PM
 
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I should probably mention that I am not picking any "fight" or anything.
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Old 03-01-2009, 05:14 PM
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I am interested in serving my country but not doing it so blindly like most of the militaryish people and the like.
Serving "blindly"? That's offensive to put it bluntly. Many go in there to learn a skill, get out of their current situation and better themselves, etc. Nobody serves "blindly". Please remember that.

Beside the point, at least you have a goal in life. Good luck...
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Old 03-01-2009, 05:27 PM
 
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^Sorry if I offended you.
Its a goal but is it a realistic one that can be accomplished? Only time will tell.
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