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    Submitted packet, currently deployed.

    E5, 3 years TIS

    Worried about tattoos on forearm. And what to expect about school

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    Don't worry about your tattoos.

    Be prepared to memorize everything verbatum. You will spend all of your extra time learning APPLESMDT and all the regs.

    During my time we took an initial PT test, PT one other time and took the final PT test. Weekends were spent practicing telephone calls IAW school techniques.

    You will learn how to keep a daily planner IAW recruiting regs. You will lear AR 601-210 better than the back of your hand.

    Let all the crap that happens during your classroom phone calls roll off your back, dont let it get to you.

    Keep in mind just as I did, that you volunteered for recruiting school and will have no one to blame for the difficult time and long hours but yourself.

    Good luck, this will probably be the hardest school you will ever attend.
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    Visit someones calandar: http://arc03306.wordpress.com/page/4/
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    Just ask me for assistance in your quest to join the Army.

    In Memory of my FALLEN Comrades;

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    Yeah, all i hear is bad stuff about it from everyone and how everyone hates doing it. But
    i would hate something if i sucked at it too. I did a lot of sales before the Army and Im not saying I can sell ice to an eskimo or anything but Iam pretty good at talking and making a friend. I have spent a lot of time on the phone with sales calls and in front of people. I just gotta tweak my idea and figure out how to sell the army, cause selling a career has to be harder than anything I have ever done

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    ^^ You will have to forget (set aside) all of those sales techniques until you graduate from recruiting school and then you are taken off the "new Recruiter Program". Once you start puting joes in boots then you can find your niche.

    I had a blast, didnt want to do more than the three years I volunteered for just because of the "new 1SG" but all in all I had a great time. Have points toward my Morale award which I will never see. I even got a 6 month cut from the bag just because I volunteered to go to 10th MT Div. (Probably the worst move of my career) but once again no one to blame since I volunteered for Fort Drum.

    Good luck. It will be an experience.
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    Oh people that hate it are not bad at it, its just not the best job in the world and the fact that you signed up to do one job but then the Army makes you do Recruiting...I dont hate it, but I rather do my job.

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    ^^ I know the feeling brother, even though I volunteered for it. I did my best, woke up everyday knowing that I could help change someones life and went to bed knowing I did all I could do for the Army on that day.

    I enjoyed the freedom to spread the Army word.

    Only a handfull of recruiters in a BN are actually bad, those are the ones that didnt have the right mindset to do what they cannot change and get over it. All of us would have preferred to do our MOS duties, but you have to play with the cards you are dealt.

    Good luck out there on the streets. Where are you a recruiter?
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    USAR 1993-1995
    AD Army 1996-2008

    Just ask me for assistance in your quest to join the Army.

    In Memory of my FALLEN Comrades;

    MGYSGT Wilfred Cordice
    LTCOL Leon James III I.E.D.
    MSG Thomas Tulia I.E.D.
    SFC Carl Benson I.E.D.
    SFC Casey Howe I.E.D.

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