ATTN: Private

Army PFC Rank on ACU Velcro patch

If only I could go back in time and whisper a few notes in ears of my younger self  . . . Ask Drill Sergeants about their military occupational specialty. Ask what they know about your MOS. Why? Knowledge. There’s a lot more you need to know now about the military than Initial Entry Training…

In The Army Now (1994)

I asked Rallypoint about the movie before watching it. The opinions on the movie seemed very balanced between yes and no. I’m giving it a nope. While Pauly Shore did have a few really funny moments, I didn’t consider the movie consistent with humor. Many times, the things he does are simply annoying. Anyways. . ….

The Grey Lines of RallyPoint

Rallypoint Logo

Read this featured at Rallypoint.com Many people don’t like to read the FAQs.  Many people prefer to know the cons before the pros.  I’ve covered why Rallypoint is a beneficial resource.  However, there are some grey lines I think you should be aware of from my point of view – 25. Go Live Lively is…

From the Military to College

Working on your transition from the military to college education? Lets cover some essential resources: JST The Joint Service Transcript replaced the AARTS and SMART a few years ago as the official ACE-approved document containing your training and experience with college credit recommendations.  The unofficial transcript lists your residential courses (ie. Airborne school), SSD (and presumably other branches’ equivalents…

Electronic Warfare

Anyone in the electronics field in any way that’s looking for a fun and interesting challenge should look into the Electronic Warfare field. For Soldiers, the 29E MOS is still relatively new, but the opportunities in the civilian field aren’t. During my deployment to Afghanistan, I was trusted with the role of “CREW (Counter-RCIED Electronic…