View Full Version : thinking of joining the military
04-18-2010, 08:20 PM
I'm considering joining. Any advice? I'm really into computers, specifically network security. That being said, I'm not exactly advanced in that field by any means. Are there any networking jobs? Fuck, i'd be happy with just anything computer related. I'd like to be able to get a job in that field when i get out.
04-18-2010, 08:23 PM
also, i have a fiance. how does that work? do we get a place on base or something?
04-18-2010, 08:28 PM
I would suggest speaking with an Air Force or Navy recruiter. Those are the two branches of service that offer the most in terms of technology related jobs. Also they could best answer any question regarding your fiancee, but if is is anything like it was 30 years ago I would expect you would have to be married to get separate housing.
Jesus of Nazareth
04-18-2010, 08:29 PM
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04-18-2010, 08:42 PM
alright, thanks guys.
04-18-2010, 09:05 PM
Can't speak for air force, but for the navy:
IT (http://www.navy.com/careers/enlisted/it/) - There's a pretty good chance you'll be working more on shipboard radio communications instead of computers AND the computers part of the job is becoming more and more civilian run.
CTN (http://usmilitary.about.com/cs/navy/a/navyctn.htm) - This is my job. You WILL be working with networks, but you will NOT be an administrator. The job is an intelligence job instead of a management/support job.
Animal Farm Pig
04-19-2010, 05:44 AM
The Army has mostly transitioned to the new Joint Network Nodes. It's basically a humvee with a bunch of Cisco switches, some network monitoring & security tools, a legacy interface, and a bunch of COMSEC gear in the back.
Here's the job description (http://www.goarmy.com/JobDetail.do?id=368) and a field manual (http://www.fas.org/irp/doddir/army/fmi6-02-60.pdf) for a slightly older version of JNN. The Army site says it's 18 weeks AIT, but last I heard (from people there) was 39 weeks (up from 21).
If you're engaged, you might as well get married before going in. You'll get paid more.
The downside is that you're in the fucking Army. My advice is to not join the Army.
04-22-2010, 06:42 PM
fuck it. i'll be a farmer.
i live in kentucky, one of the biggest hemp producers during WWII.
Apparently with approval from the local sheriff, and $150 i can grow hemp. farming sounds much better, being a pacifist and all.
/runs to Cannabis Corner
04-24-2010, 03:28 AM
yeah trust me, dont join the military.
where in kentucky do ya live?
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