I feel as if my recruiters are giving me the runaround....the active, hardcore, runaround. I have been talking with them consistently, and every time we get to talking they bring up 18x. They keep saying that how, after talking to me, and having some of the highest ASVAB scores they have ever seen since they were classed 79R's, that I would really do well in SFAS. Yes, while I have all the confidence in the world that I can put my head down and tackle the objectives one by one, it is not what I want to pursue at this time. They keep telling me with a 300+ PT score and how solid of a head I have on my shoulders/dedication I show, "statistically I should have like a 5% chance of even remotely failing. " (not by any means trying to flaunt my stuff, just trying to best put it into context.)
18x is not what I want to do right now. Do I think that one day down the line I might want to try out for SF? Sure, its a very real possibility. But I keep hearing of these 11x's and 13f's with The Big Option and no call. When I call, it's branched into a discussion about how well I would do in SF and all this jazz, about how the promotions are faster and how they get the coolest stuff etc. While that may be true, I want to be a Ranger with all my heart and soul.
Also, the SFC/station commander told me that come May, tons of 11x opt. 40's come out and ONLY high school students are eligible for them, over college grads -- that we have to wait for the high school kids to drop them. Sounds a little shady to me.
Just looking for some advice as to how to best get my recruiters to help me. I am being polite, I am showing dedication to my goals, and they are actively calling me and expressing that they have intentions of finding one, but it seems that they are instead trying to push 18x onto me.
They are going to have to chop off my feet or club me over the head and throw me into the closet before I back down on this goal of mine.
I have a Ranger handbook on my desk, 1/3 of the way to being read cover to cover, before I have even signed a single thing. I'm hungry for the opportunity. And I won't stop until I get it. Ranger or bust.
11X OPT 40
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