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thinking of joining the Navy reserves

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Bob Sacamano, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    I want to be a K-9 cop, but with my history, (no convictions for anything, but I do have an arrest record) I think it would be best to start out as a Navy cop as a reservist, and then apply to join the city police

    I was also thinking about becoming an intelligence specialist, as I am pretty computer savvy, and once I get out I could get into a lucrative career in the IT industry

    anybody ever been a reservist of any branch, and have some opinions/objections/support?
  2. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    I think you would be better served by joining the Military full time vs being a reservist. (that is, if you are going to join at all)

    My father (retired) and two of my brothers are Navy. My uncle (retired) and his son are Marines.
  3. Bob Sacamano

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    explain

    btw, I'm dead serious about joining the Navy in some capacity, the route I'm currently on is taking forever, I need to speed things up
  4. Yeagermeister

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    All branches are having trouble with getting recruits these days. I doubt an arrest record will stop you. Hell the Army took Rack. :D
  5. Bob Sacamano

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    I'm talking about becoming a city cop, I'm probably not the ideal candidate for them right out of the gate

    no doubt I could get into the military, the Marines accepted me 4 years ago, I wasn't ready then though, and chickened out last minute
  6. Sam I Am

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    Full time training, and real world work experience. Not to mention, you will meet a lot of people from all over and get to see many parts of the world when your based on a ship.

    My brothers loves and hates going to sea. He said it's the best part of being in the Navy, but also doesn't like it because in many ways you are cut off from a lot of freedoms you have while not on a ship. Of course, you aren't *always* on a ship.
  7. Sam I Am

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    While the Military needs Marines, that is one branch I would avoid like the plague! Of course, thats just me. There are *some types* out there that the Marines are the way to go. Judging by what I know of you, you're not a Marine. :laugh2:
  8. Bob Sacamano

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    corn-bred and slightly psychotic? :cool:

    but I'm great following orders, just ask any mod on here
  9. Yeagermeister

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    I would imagine the service time would out weigh your record. I don't know that for sure just a hunch.
  10. Bob Sacamano

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    I know, that's why I'm thinking of joining the Navy 1st
  11. Yeagermeister

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    You'll need to lose the gut first......oh wait you said Navy nevermind. ;)


    j/k all you Navy vets
  12. Sam I Am

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    Something like that.
  13. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    He will lose most of it in boot camp. :laugh2:
  14. ologan

    ologan Well-Known Member

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    If you hurry,you can get into training at Great Lakes before next winter....strongly advised!
  15. Bob Sacamano

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    lol, good point
  16. Whiskey Cowboy

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    Well my wife is reserves AF and Im active duty AF...if all you want to do is become a city cop I'd recommend reserves..reason being once you finish school for your job chances of you getting a spot in the academy are much higher due to prior experience. You can also start as a cop much sooner as opposed to active duty where you have to wait at least 4 years...meaning if you make a career out of the police force you can retire sooner....the only problem Ive noticed with the reserves.. (my wifes unit at least) is they are reluctant to pay you your money for drill....my wife had her 30 day OJT 3 months ago and still hasnt received her travel voucher which will be about 3000 bucks when she gets it....other then that the lifestyle is laid back and enjoyable for the most part
  17. Bob Sacamano

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    maybe I'll have a better chance of joining the Boston State Police that way, I live in MD right now, but am trying to make my way up there

    mucho thanks for the post
  18. peplaw06

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    BTW... as far as I'm aware, none of the services will refuse to enlist you for having an arrest record. Actually from what I've experienced, they don't care even if you have a conviction for a misdemeanor. Now a conviction on a felony is a problem.
  19. Sam I Am

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    Not anymore. They need people to disarm roadside bombs. :laugh2:
  20. Bob Sacamano

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    I'm not worried about enlisting
    only thing my record might do is not make me a good candidate to be a city police officer right out of the gate, yes? that's my whole reasoning for going into the reserves

    I think you can't have more than 2 or 4 misdemeanors to be considered for the services

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