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    Hey everyone. Just joined after looking for a forum for a while. A little about myself; I enlisted as a 12B in 2010 as an E3. I was in the 609th SAPPER co. with the Nevada National Guard. I was there for 18 months. In 2011 I contracted into ROTC. I transferred units to Lima Troop 1/221 CAV (Nevada National Guard) with the 11th ACR. I'm am set to commission in may 2013. Im going active duty MI branch detail Armor. so if you have any information about the armor branch please share with me. I'm looking forward to getting to know you guys!

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    Welcome to the forum. Congratulations on getting both an RA slot and MI/AR. Pretty good branch detail there - gets you past the worst part of the MI career (typically MI LTs don't do anything at all interesting), and a good time running (hopefully) an Abrams platoon.

    My BDE S-6 is a former Armor officer that's now an FA53 (Information Systems Management). He rather wishes he'd stayed Armor.
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    That's what I've heard. I've been told by so many to try and stay armor. Ye only reason I wanted MI Is because it sets me up for a civilian career. I also wanted the experience of a deployment as a PL. but it doesn't look like that will happen.

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    Welcome to the site! Good job on getting the RA commission detailing to a good solid Combat Arms job to start your career. Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kilgore23 View Post
    That's what I've heard. I've been told by so many to try and stay armor. Ye only reason I wanted MI Is because it sets me up for a civilian career. I also wanted the experience of a deployment as a PL. but it doesn't look like that will happen.
    My experience with Armor battallions the actual PL for the MI was a captain. Maybe that has changed. But from what I remember the S2 was the MI platoon leader, am I wrong here? It is definitely a fun job though. Our MI LT's (I was serving as an FO with an Armor battalion 2/70 armor) always knew the most about the targets we were taking out, and were very good at questining detainees and getting the info to keep troops safe as possible. I am sure that is just the flashy fun parts, there are also OPSEC breifs and all that boring crap you have to do though lol.

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    Welcome Kilgore and good job on the commission, hope the run with the tankers works well for ya..

    Any questions, just shout.. theres a few tankers here that I'm sure can help...

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    No too far away, is it? We'll have to call you "Sir" soon. Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by aden045 View Post
    I enlisted as a 12B in 2010 as an E3. I was in the 609th SAPPER co. with the Nevada National Guard. I was there for 18 months. In 2011 I contracted into ROTC. I transferred units to Lima Troop 1/221 CAV (Nevada National Guard) with the 11th ACR. I'm am set to commission in may 2013.??????
    Aden, why have you copied and pasted Kilgore's bio from his introduction in his opening post?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Will_13fox View Post
    My experience with Armor battallions the actual PL for the MI was a captain. Maybe that has changed. But from what I remember the S2 was the MI platoon leader, am I wrong here? It is definitely a fun job though. Our MI LT's (I was serving as an FO with an Armor battalion 2/70 armor) always knew the most about the targets we were taking out, and were very good at questining detainees and getting the info to keep troops safe as possible. I am sure that is just the flashy fun parts, there are also OPSEC breifs and all that boring crap you have to do though lol.
    In regular battalions, the S2 functions as a section not so much as a regular platoon. We have an OIC and NCOIC, normally a CTP and SFC respectively. LTs usually play the role of AS2 or assistant S2, which is pretty self-explanatory. You can also get a miscellaneous job in the S2 shop while deployed. We had a 1LT that served the role of ISR Manager. He requested assets from higher echelons, such as Predator UAVs, for us enlisted S2 whackers to control and use in the TOC. Tons of fun by the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Exo1 View Post
    Aden, why have you copied and pasted Kilgore's bio from his introduction in his opening post?
    I said "begone Pakistani troll" and behold! He disappeared. LOL. I almost welcomed him aboard but instead I welcomed him my way, LOL. That IP search is great for finding them.
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