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I've been thinking about it. Anyone else?

I would be an officer off the bat and deployed domestically as part of the JAG Corps.

I think the experience, training opportunities, and discipline would do me well.

What do you all think about being in the military at a time when tshtf?
 

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no i wouldn't.

i had thought about it before as well. and because i'm a felon and they had dropped there hire requirements. but still not now. shtf is to soon in the comming i think!!
 

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The answer is no, but not because I dislike the military or US policy. I think the military is great and I support current policy. But, I could not serve under the Non-American Marxist that is about to become president.
 

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I am currently in the Navy. I would take a long hard look at it. As a Jag you would have the ability to help people and enforce the constitution. I also would look at your civilian options because you could do much more to help americans. The economy is getting bad and the military would provide job security. There are so many pros and cons. It is ultimately up to you. However, If it is a help for you... I am getting out when my time is up. In a SHTF scenario I would feel better not having to answer to the gov....
 

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Spent time as enlisted and would never be a officer. my brother works with Jag at the pentagon, and from what i heard its pretty tough to get into it, Dept of army, office of general counsel. he was working with arlington cemetary. unless you get high into the ranks you will not be able to change anything.

on a side note, my other brother also is enlisted in the army mech infantry, he knows my anti-military opinions already and never asked me one question before signing up and heading to iraq. he made it threw his first 6 months fine hopin he comes back in one peice. So thats a 3 brothers of mine serving right now and glad i got out. I also think it is a matter of what units you end up getting assigned to. Just make sure you research the hell out of what ever you plan to do. Im not to sure but i think you wont be able to choose what you want to head into after becoming a officer. I would suggest going threw the ROTC programs so you can get a degree that the military will pay for. Then depending on the degree you might have better chances into JAG, my brother who serves in jag right now went threw law school and had alot of experince in it before he graduated and became a Capt. with jag. One of his buddies i met was assigned to field artillery and he went threw the same law school.
 

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Consider the reserves at least. If you are a lawyer in the civi world though, use the military to learn another set of skills.
 

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Yes, I am already an experienced lawyer. I've always considered the military, but other things have come up along the way.

I've been told I can negotiate where I'm stationed. We'll see how that goes.

And the non-legal training is really appealing.
 

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Under normal circumstances, yes. Under current circumstances, No.

I served. Now a disabled Vet.

FYI: I represented myself twice, and won. Both times, I had stupid JAG officers that didn't know S**t! Had I listened to their advice, I would have been convicted for things I was not guilty of.
 

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Sure, why not?!

You don't serve "for" the current idiot at the helm. You serve because it is the right thing to do; because you serve "for" Americans by upholding the US Constituion and protecting it from enemies, both forgien and domestic.

In times of constitutional crisis, the US military NEEDS people that understand and will uphold their oath. With the current modern equipment, the only way Americans will have a chance against SHTF is if significant portions of military personel disobey unlawful orders, and come to orgainize with citizens that still believe in that not long ago written document describing every human's basic rights.
 

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Leadership is granted from the bottom up, not the top down. Leadership only works because those being led agree to it. Obama does not inspire leadership. He has fans but that is popularity not leadership.
 

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The answer is no, but not because I dislike the military or US policy. I think the military is great and I support current policy. But, I could not serve under the Non-American Marxist that is about to become president.
Ditto, i would never salute that man EVER.
 

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What will typically happen with Obama and the Clinton clones is that the military will short-changed again. Remember when Slick Willy was president? Remember when he sent paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne towards combat in the Dominican Republic? Some of those guys only had 15 rounds of 9 mm ammo on them!!! Many of those guys had those 15 rounds of ammo because they had bought their own ammo because the Army didn't have enough funding to buy ammo because of the way the Slickster had shifted monies around and about. Obama will also follow the typical socialist plan for our military: underpay the troops, deny them supplies, fuel and training, put them back on food stamps to feed their families. Being in the military over the next few years will not be a good thing. Obama doesn't care about you, the nation or our military forces. He will lie and pay lip service to things but all along the way he'll be taking things apart at his handlers' orders.
 

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I have no idea why ANYONE would think about joining the military now since it has been proven that they are only being used for some agenda, rather than actually defend our freedom and liberty as many of the pro Bush people like to repeat.. If I was guaranteed to be defending our country from a true threat, I'd join.. But out of the many recent wars and conflicts our military has taken part in, I can't really think of one that was really justified.. After Vietnam, you'd think people would have woken up, considering the amount of awareness of what a scam that was..

If someone wants to serve their country, they can do it by being prepared and willing to fight any enemy that comes a knocking, not by being a piece on the board game of global conquest..
 

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At 43 im classed as to old :eek:lmfao,im no longer on the reserves list but if it was to protect England from invasion and not some far away land then yes i would.
 

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left service becuse of another moronic dem --- carter -- couldnt see joining knowing what each and every one of them has done to our military

problem is our military is about to lose a lot of good folks - and have severe recruiting problems

maybe that is why he is mentioning the public service - cause he knows few will want to volunteer under him
 

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Nope, I don't trust the government now. Too many shady things are happening and I wouldn't want to be used against my own people.
 

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What will typically happen with Obama and the Clinton clones is that the military will short-changed again.
Now don't rip my head off... I'm just playing "devil's advocate"...

But hasn't Obama stated that he wants to increase the number of Marines by 27,000, and the number of soldiers in the Army by 65,000, reducing the frequency of overseas deployments on current members of the Armed Forces, and reducing the burden on their families?
 
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