Silverback wrote:I would also like to add this (given the slant of previous posts), You should always jump at the opportunity to attend any Army courses throughout your time of service in the Army! Do not ever refuse a school because you think "It is below you and your superior skill set".
Very wise words, Ape Man! Very true as well. Having said that, I think this cadet will gain more from going to BAC, since at this point, it sounds as though he has a choice. AA will be there damn near anywhere he goes in the light world, not that it matters since God knows shit gets done whether you have the bullwinkle badge or not.
Truth be told, I only went b/c I needed something to stack my EIB on since I was a leg, AND, I was told I was going back (I'll get to that in a sec
) but I fought it and resisted it for a long time b/c it was "beneath" me. Thats what my stupid cherry ass thought at least b/c that is what I heard the NCO's from Batt and elsewhere that I looked up to and emulated say...so I thought that I should feel the same way since I WAS going to be them someday. (Privates!
) Anyway, day three of a 3 week FTX and I'm in 2 feet of snow at Drum, and the section sgt. or plt. sgt. tells me I am going to AA NOW! Get my shit, I'm going to the rear and starting Friday...Roger that! Dumb as I was, I thought it sounded better than 3 more weeks of that shit...now I look back and lament on those 3 weeks of good mortar/infantry training that I missed out on to go to AA.
It is still the only thing I've ever failed in the military, although I got it the second go round (although not in such grand fashion as our esteemed Bubba!
) I was (and am) embarassed as fuck about failing that school, but I learned a lot from it and have used it as motivation since then.
Sorry for the hijack...back to the question at hand.