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What about Special Forces?



It isn't on the list, but thats even worse than infantry.  He wants a job where he doesn't have to shoot or be shot at, and SF is definatly one that is even more hazardous than regular infantry, mainly because you get sent into the hottest combat zones INTO the enemy.



Wrong for the most part. Special Forces does a lot of covert operations and reconnaissance, meaning they often times don't have direct contact with the enemy on a regular basis. Occasionally, yes, they are engaged in operations which pitch them into various combat zones, but many of the SF units are designed more for covert and reconnaissance operations. It all really depends on the unit's objective.



Considering the fact that reconnaissance operations cant take place unless you are around the enemy, then yes, it is very dangerous.  They may not always be fighting, but when you are inside an enemy compound for recon or outside of it for surveillance...they usually are pretty close to the enemy.  While they do have the upperhand with their great training and element of suprise...they are in as much danger as any other ground pounder out there.
 



How much danger they're in was never in question. I did not say they're never in danger.

You stated that they are "sent into the hottest combat zones INTO the enemy", and it was that statement that I consider incorrect. Reconnaissance usually keeps somewhat of a range between the enemy and themselves. Many times their objective is to collect intelligence by taking photographs, filming, and tape recording. They are usually not carrying a lot of gear on them, and stress quick mobility to get in and out of a situation.

I suppose, depending on the context that you were using "INTO the enemy", you could be correct. Yes, they are around the enemy, but not in the thick of it like the standard infantry is. At least, not the majority of the time. But, hey, what do I know? I only served in the Marine Corps for 8 years.



And thank you for your service.  My brother is currently serving too...Okinawa Japan.
 
But surely, they don't send in a group of SF soldiers with just some cameras and video recording devices.  While they need quick mobility, they also need something for defense.  If they were around somebody who was an ally of the US..then there would be no need to send them in the first place.
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Re: decision time*military* with pic

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FutureMarine2008 wrote:


.chaos. wrote:


FutureMarine2008 wrote:


.chaos. wrote:


FutureMarine2008 wrote:


spoon_burner wrote:
What about Special Forces?



It isn't on the list, but thats even worse than infantry.  He wants a job where he doesn't have to shoot or be shot at, and SF is definatly one that is even more hazardous than regular infantry, mainly because you get sent into the hottest combat zones INTO the enemy.



Wrong for the most part. Special Forces does a lot of covert operations and reconnaissance, meaning they often times don't have direct contact with the enemy on a regular basis. Occasionally, yes, they are engaged in operations which pitch them into various combat zones, but many of the SF units are designed more for covert and reconnaissance operations. It all really depends on the unit's objective.



Considering the fact that reconnaissance operations cant take place unless you are around the enemy, then yes, it is very dangerous.  They may not always be fighting, but when you are inside an enemy compound for recon or outside of it for surveillance...they usually are pretty close to the enemy.  While they do have the upperhand with their great training and element of suprise...they are in as much danger as any other ground pounder out there.
 



How much danger they're in was never in question. I did not say they're never in danger.

You stated that they are "sent into the hottest combat zones INTO the enemy", and it was that statement that I consider incorrect. Reconnaissance usually keeps somewhat of a range between the enemy and themselves. Many times their objective is to collect intelligence by taking photographs, filming, and tape recording. They are usually not carrying a lot of gear on them, and stress quick mobility to get in and out of a situation.

I suppose, depending on the context that you were using "INTO the enemy", you could be correct. Yes, they are around the enemy, but not in the thick of it like the standard infantry is. At least, not the majority of the time. But, hey, what do I know? I only served in the Marine Corps for 8 years.



And thank you for your service.  My brother is currently serving too...Okinawa Japan.
 
But surely, they don't send in a group of SF soldiers with just some cameras and video recording devices.  While they need quick mobility, they also need something for defense.  If they were around somebody who was an ally of the US..then there would be no need to send them in the first place.



Thanks.

And again, it really depends on the unit's objective. Sometimes they're given a mission that involves engaging the enemy on a physical level, and sometimes they remain low hey. Being in Recon isn't necessarily about non-stop action involving combat. Contrary to popular belief, they remain under the radar the majority of the time, and only physically engage the enemy when it's a last resort. Typically, they operate in small teams, and a small team cannot take on a large amount of enemy troops without quickly running out of supplies.
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Re: decision time*military* with pic

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.chaos. wrote:


FutureMarine2008 wrote:


.chaos. wrote:


FutureMarine2008 wrote:


.chaos. wrote:


FutureMarine2008 wrote:


spoon_burner wrote:
What about Special Forces?



It isn't on the list, but thats even worse than infantry.  He wants a job where he doesn't have to shoot or be shot at, and SF is definatly one that is even more hazardous than regular infantry, mainly because you get sent into the hottest combat zones INTO the enemy.



Wrong for the most part. Special Forces does a lot of covert operations and reconnaissance, meaning they often times don't have direct contact with the enemy on a regular basis. Occasionally, yes, they are engaged in operations which pitch them into various combat zones, but many of the SF units are designed more for covert and reconnaissance operations. It all really depends on the unit's objective.



Considering the fact that reconnaissance operations cant take place unless you are around the enemy, then yes, it is very dangerous.  They may not always be fighting, but when you are inside an enemy compound for recon or outside of it for surveillance...they usually are pretty close to the enemy.  While they do have the upperhand with their great training and element of suprise...they are in as much danger as any other ground pounder out there.
 



How much danger they're in was never in question. I did not say they're never in danger.

You stated that they are "sent into the hottest combat zones INTO the enemy", and it was that statement that I consider incorrect. Reconnaissance usually keeps somewhat of a range between the enemy and themselves. Many times their objective is to collect intelligence by taking photographs, filming, and tape recording. They are usually not carrying a lot of gear on them, and stress quick mobility to get in and out of a situation.

I suppose, depending on the context that you were using "INTO the enemy", you could be correct. Yes, they are around the enemy, but not in the thick of it like the standard infantry is. At least, not the majority of the time. But, hey, what do I know? I only served in the Marine Corps for 8 years.



And thank you for your service.  My brother is currently serving too...Okinawa Japan.
 
But surely, they don't send in a group of SF soldiers with just some cameras and video recording devices.  While they need quick mobility, they also need something for defense.  If they were around somebody who was an ally of the US..then there would be no need to send them in the first place.



Thanks.

And again, it really depends on the unit's objective. Sometimes they're given a mission that involves engaging the enemy on a physical level, and sometimes they remain low hey. Being in Recon isn't necessarily about non-stop action involving combat. Contrary to popular belief, they remain under the radar the majority of the time, and only physically engage the enemy when it's a last resort. Typically, they operate in small teams, and a small team cannot take on a large amount of enemy troops without quickly running out of supplies.



Well I guess you would be the expert.  What do I know?  I'm only the lowly scum of a civilian
Hopefully that changes soon.
 
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Go for the 56m/Military Police, At least you will be safe, and when hitler is out of office, try something new.



You would more than likely have a very active role while on tour as a military poilicemen. Who do you think watches the base?
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Well I guess you would be the expert.  What do I know?  I'm only the lowly scum of a civilian
Hopefully that changes soon.
 




Well, good luck with your endeavor to become a United States Marine. They're not lying to you when they say the change is forever.
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go MP.  my cousin fixes the barrels on tanks.
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you should pick what ever feels right to you....i dont see 19 delta on there...Cavalry Scout
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Agreed. Don't waiste your life. Once that draft comes, they are going to make you a field soldier.

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I vote you stay home!



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whats infantry?



sorry if this question was answered
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Snowmàn wrote:
whats infantry?



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Troops that fight on foot with various weaponry.
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