You can't be a sniper if you're an officer, and so if you join the military, you'll have to enlist (as opposed to commission). Pride and principle aside, the quality of living for an officer is SO much better than that of an enlisted soldier, so it's going to be a decision you have to weigh.supermagnum said:i was wondering what you would have to do to become an army or a marine sniper? Im thinking about joining the military after college of course and when i do i would like to become a sniper. thanks for your replies.
That might be the case--if I spent four-six years earning my degree, and spent up to 100K doing it, I wouldn't join the military unless they guaranteed me a commission. When you've got student loans equitable to a mortgage, I'll be damned if anyone's going to take a 50% cut in pay.Jeff_850 said:thought you become a Specialist if you have a 4 year degree and become an Officer IF you graduate ROTC...
The reasoning for # 1 has already been discussed: officers are leaders and need to be put into leadership positions, something the sniper slot is not.AK said:1) There are no sniper officers, that all snipers are enlisted men.
2) That there is no similar program in the States.
Call me unpatriotic, but I wouldn't trust the government to be so easy-going about throwing down 20 grand a year to pay me to go whereever I want, to study whatever I want. I've heard you can have difficulties going to the school you want, and studying what you want--if you join ROTC, however, you can get the SAME scholarship but you have complete control over what you study.Jeff_850 said:heres an idea:
join the military and have them pay for you to finish college
Spc. Hey that sounds cool. I went through the Benning school as a MT Guardsman. I was the only NG guy there out of 25 studs. There were 2 other guys in my unit that went through the NG school, but it was back when it was just a 2 or 3 week school. I was NOT impressed with what they were taught (This is not a slight against the CURRENT NG school, as I know it has completely changed). But anyway, stay safe over there!Spc. R. B. Rees said:Mel,
I went to the National Guard school, Little Rock Ark. Camp Robinson for the first phase (two weeks) then second phase in Fort Chaffee Ark. The class number was picked by the students, the head instructor (SFC Barnett) asked what number we wanted and 69 seemed the coolest.