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    So, I've signed up for 88N. I ship in two months. This isn't a "what do I do" thread, because I've read what the job entails. Simply put, it's transportation logistics. I like what little I've read thus far, however, I'd like to know if there are any Soldiers on here that are or were 88Ns, and what their individual experiences have been like doing that job.

    I'm curious, and it helps to get a personal perspective. Remember, this isn't a "what do I do" thread. I know what the job generally entails. Personally, I think there are way too many "what do I do" questions out there in relation to military jobs. But anyway, talk away! I'll stop chattering.

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    Not that I know of Ambition.. 88 series as far as I know is not represented here.. but many have worked with transport!!.. Maybe some 3rd hand opinions on it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Exo1 View Post
    Not that I know of Ambition.. 88 series as far as I know is not represented here.. but many have worked with transport!!.. Maybe some 3rd hand opinions on it?
    If there are no 1st hand Soldiers present, 2nd and 3rd hand opinions are very much welcome! Well, they're welcome anyway. But . . . you know what I mean. I'm rambling again. Anyway, Exo, I'd like to hear 2nd and 3rd hand opinions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ambition View Post
    If there are no 1st hand Soldiers present, 2nd and 3rd hand opinions are very much welcome! Well, they're welcome anyway. But . . . you know what I mean. I'm rambling again. Anyway, Exo, I'd like to hear 2nd and 3rd hand opinions!
    Sure thing Ambition, my 2c on it is that its a good job!.. The driving aspects are good and good combat experience was gained by many 88 series soldiers on convoys in Iraq and Afghanistan that at times equals their fellow soldiers in combat arms. The logistics side is always something to follow as in transition to civilian life, supply chain & logistics are just as valid as a HGV drivers licence!!... Transport and Logistics is how we keep it all going, so never underestimate the importance of the job in the greater scheme of things... One last thought, train as hard as you are gonna fight.. just cos 88n have a non combat arms job, that doesn't mean they wont be called upon to fight so don't allow your training to slip, stay sharp, versatile and stay fit for the job wether that is a resupply mission or a direct engagement with the enemy..
    Tenants of Bushido;

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    Rectitude (義): Courage (勇氣): Benevolence (仁): Respect (禮 ): Honesty (誠): Honour (名誉): Loyalty (忠義)

    ...ergo veneratio est vires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exo1 View Post
    Sure thing Ambition, my 2c on it is that its a good job!.. The driving aspects are good and good combat experience was gained by many 88 series soldiers on convoys in Iraq and Afghanistan that at times equals their fellow soldiers in combat arms. The logistics side is always something to follow as in transition to civilian life, supply chain & logistics are just as valid as a HGV drivers licence!!... Transport and Logistics is how we keep it all going, so never underestimate the importance of the job in the greater scheme of things... One last thought, train as hard as you are gonna fight.. just cos 88n have a non combat arms job, that doesn't mean they wont be called upon to fight so don't allow your training to slip, stay sharp, versatile and stay fit for the job whether that is a resupply mission or a direct engagement with the enemy..
    Thank you for answering me. I read a lot that it's a very good job that cross trains into other 88 series jobs, which is yet another thing that I like about 88N. Believe me, I'm not going to half-ass training, especially when it can save my life. I don't want an easy job (well, easy as in you-don't-do-much). I have 92G right now and that's a no-go. I plan on being the best transporter the Army's ever seen. It'll feel like I did 20 years, when I really did 3 to 6.

    Thanks again, Exo.

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    Your welcome Ambition and good luck!!

    Any questions, just shout them out.. we shall do our best to field them for answer!

    You have a good attitude, try to be the best and strive for that always!!. Excellence is the mark of intelligence, mature thought, hard work, blood, sweat and tears!!.. It saves lives and builds character!!.. Just one thing, remember to commit 100% but don't have "expectations of success"... one can become closed minded to what comes when they envision the success of their endeavour and dream up the path that leads to it... the former rarely looks like what you envision, and the latter is never the path you take!!.

    Let us know how you get on bro and keep us posted!..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exo1 View Post
    Your welcome Ambition and good luck!!

    Any questions, just shout them out.. we shall do our best to field them for answer!

    You have a good attitude, try to be the best and strive for that always!!. Excellence is the mark of intelligence, mature thought, hard work, blood, sweat and tears!!.. It saves lives and builds character!!.. Just one thing, remember to commit 100% but don't have "expectations of success"... one can become closed minded to what comes when they envision the success of their endeavour and dream up the path that leads to it... the former rarely looks like what you envision, and the latter is never the path you take!!.

    Let us know how you get on bro and keep us posted!..

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    Haha. Thank you kindly. I try to stay positive -- especially with something as serious as the US Army. Like I said, no matter what, I'll do my time diligently, and leave a better Army behind after I fulfil my obligation to it. By the way, I have a question I sent to your inbox. If you can't answer it, it's not a problem. I'll just post it in a topic on the board.

    Thanks again! And I most definitely will keep you all posted!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ambition View Post
    Haha. Thank you kindly. I try to stay positive -- especially with something as serious as the US Army. Like I said, no matter what, I'll do my time diligently, and leave a better Army behind after I fulfil my obligation to it. By the way, I have a question I sent to your inbox. If you can't answer it, it's not a problem. I'll just post it in a topic on the board.

    Thanks again! And I most definitely will keep you all posted!
    No probs bud!... Re your question, whilst Im an Exo from the Irish Army and not the US Army, I cant answer it from 1st hand knowledge, but my own experience and my acquaintances with professional US Soldiers, its the same State side.. except on a larger scale..

    Once again.. good attitude, its about the commitment, ability and fortitude you bring to the table, from an old war horse like me, I can tell you, it makes a difference!!!.

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    Tenants of Bushido;

    ‘We should never obsess about if we are going to die, but instead focus on how we live as those whom live an honorable life will always die a glorious death.’

    Rectitude (義): Courage (勇氣): Benevolence (仁): Respect (禮 ): Honesty (誠): Honour (名誉): Loyalty (忠義)

    ...ergo veneratio est vires.

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