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anyone a USAR Drill Sergeant?

since i just ETSed the army i still owe about 53 months to the .mil so instead of going IRR i opted for USAR.


Signed up for 3 yrs 0 days USAR.
they took off 24 months of the time i owed. (gives me 29 months to serve
gave me $10,000 (thats twice the amount i got for signing up for the real army).
and im non deployable for 18 or 24 months, and i am going to a nondeployable unit.

so anyways anyone a Drill? How is the program? How does it work for you?

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wow you have to have a lot of self control to be a Drill Seargent.

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wow you have to have a lot of self control to be a Drill Seargent.

More of the oppostie. have you ever been in the military??




I would have stayed IRR Optimtmis. I did the same thing you did when I got out and every unit in the reserves was a joke.
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More of the oppostie. have you ever been in the military??




I would have stayed IRR Optimtmis. I did the same thing you did when I got out and every unit in the reserves was a joke.
Yeah I have, and not hitting some of the recruits would be hard.

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I was figuringing it was going to be sham. But I really had to make sure I was going to stay here at home (stateside) i have lived away from my wife and daughter for almost 4 yrs so takeing even a remote chance of being deployed again couldn't happen.

Its prolly the side that says I need stability vs the unknown. After all we live in crazytimes as far as the military is concerned

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I was figuringing it was going to be sham. But I really had to make sure I was going to stay here at home (stateside) i have lived away from my wife and daughter for almost 4 yrs so takeing even a remote chance of being deployed again couldn't happen.

Its prolly the side that says I need stability vs the unknown. After all we live in crazytimes as far as the military is concerned

Very true. Welcome home. When i got out I really wasn't worried about being sent back to the desert as thing calmed down but now you really have to take care of #1. Good choice
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It depends on what your MOS was in active army. If you are used to not doing much, then it wouldn't be bad. And how is your unit non-deployable these days? I thought everyone gets deployed, unless you are some kind of an instructor.
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a drill sergeant is an instructor. And the unit i am going to is a drill sergeant unit. That and part of going from active to reserves Illinois offers 24-36 months non deployable stability. Well spet I'm was an 11b2p. So I can enjoy some sham time while I focus on my civillian life.

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a drill sergeant is an instructor. And the unit i am going to is a drill sergeant unit. That and part of going from active to reserves Illinois offers 24-36 months non deployable stability. Well spet I'm was an 11b2p. So I can enjoy some sham time while I focus on my civillian life.
I have a friend that's in the Wisconsin reserve drill sergeant unit. He was an 11B also. When he first got there, he didn't like it too much. Had to work with retards (non-infantry types) and females. On the bright side, he made it up the ranks fast and now is the 1SG for that company.
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I cam understand not likeing I work with females being an 11b. What did they usually have him doing on his one weekend a month and what didthsy do for there two weeks of training a year?

Willard: When I was home after my first tour, it was worse. I'd wake up and there'd be nothing. I hardly said a word to my wife, until I said "yes" to a divorce. When I was here, I wanted to be there; when I was there, all I could think of was getting back into the jungle.
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I cam understand not likeing I work with females being an 11b. What did they usually have him doing on his one weekend a month and what didthsy do for there two weeks of training a year?
I think they just did training. For AT I think they went to boot camp, but don't take my word for it. I guess you'll find out on your own.
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I would have stayed IRR Optimtmis. I did the same thing you did when I got out and every unit in the reserves was a joke.

+1. I was a reservist before going active, then I went back to the reserves. Big mistake. Being active showed me what real units were supposed to be. The reserve unit I was in here in Chicago was a joke. I couldn't stand it so I told the 1SG I quit. The unit was so ate up.


Grover was, or may still be, a USNG drill sergeant. Shoot him a PM, he can help ya.


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