I was talking to this guy on the internet. It was an unfriendly conversation. I told the guy I had been in the army, and he asked me what my MOS was. I told him I didn’t know, and he took that as solid proof that I was lying about having been in the army. What I remember about my MOS is that one day somebody walked up to me and handed me a sheet of paper that said my MOS had been changed from 11B10 to 11B1U, but I didn’t remember when this happened. I didn’t know if they changed my MOS because I had become a driver of a M113 armored personnel carrier, or if it was because I had been qualified for nuclear, biological, and chemical warfare. I should have just said my MOS was 11B1U.
Guys on the internet love to “catch” people in “lies” by asking weird obscure questions and then gettin all conceited when you don’t know the answer. It’s just a hobby for some folks. Don’t take it personal.
Words to live by. Thank you.
I had three MOSs in the Marine Corps.
7562 was my main one. CH 46 pilot. I will never forget that number. I still use it all the time for passwords and such.
I was also an Aviation Safety Officer which I think is 7596 and a UC 12 pilot but I don’t remember what that is. I would have to look it up.
UC 12 pilot is 7555. I don’t think I ever knew that. I only flew those for 3 years.
I wouldn’t worry too much about it.
Did you pick up any skills that would be marketable in today’s economy? I didn’t really get any of those driving an APC or working in nuclear, biological, and chemical warfare, but if I had stayed in the army I probably could have risen through the ranks as an NBC specialist. I don’t know if I was really cut out for the military life, though. I did get to see part of the world and I had a few good experiences, but I would have had more if I wasn’t drinking so heavily.
I have a job. I had a lot of experience. Mostly in Operations. I am working outside of my field though. Still my resume and my test score got me the job and my masters degree got me my paygrade.
I saw a lot of the world. I still miss wearing the uniform every day. I kept all of mine though. I have a bedroom closet upstairs full of uniforms.
WOW your like really successful @TomCat, you inspire me. I have an ordinary degree in civil engineering just below a bachelors. It was only two years long but took me four years so I don’t think I’ll ever be successful.
I didn’t get sick until I was 38 so I had accomplished a lot before then.
I am pretty sure 11B is infantry.
Yes. 11B is infantry.
The guys in 11B have the highest fatality rate of any MOS in the army. When I was in it was our attitude that we were supposed to kill people and break things, and we took that attitude with us when we rented housing off post. I’ll never forget this time a guy threw an artillery simulator into the bathroom while a guy was on the pot. He got so mad. It was all we could do to keep him from really hurting the guy who threw the artillery simulator. It blew out the floor of the trailer bathroom. If I was a landlord I wouldn’t rent to guys who were 11B.
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