SITREP - Otterse

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SITREP - Otterse

Post by Otterse » August 20th, 2016, 6:15 pm

I am a few weeks out from my ship date and while I'm nervous, I am definitely ready.

I'm not where I wanted to be on my APFT run time but it will have to do.

Push-ups - 93
Sit-ups - 88
Run - 14:48
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Re: SITREP - Otterse

Post by cams » August 21st, 2016, 8:05 am

1) Who are you talking to and why aren't you addressing them properly?

2) Why will your run time "have to do"? How about using the next couple weeks to continue to push yourself to a higher standard more conducive to a successful completion of the objective?

Beat your face for being complacent before you even step off.
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Post by CharlieRanger1FFV » August 21st, 2016, 10:06 am

Listen to Ranger cams' words of wisdom . . . focus on your goal & NEVER settle for less!


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Re: SITREP - Otterse

Post by Jim » August 21st, 2016, 11:32 am

CharlieRanger1FFV wrote:Listen to Ranger cams' words of wisdom . . . focus on your goal & NEVER settle for less!
RLTW!!!
...and never, never quit!
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Post by Otterse » August 25th, 2016, 8:51 pm

Roger Ranger Cams, Ranger CharlieRanger1FFV, and Ranger Jim.

1. I was talking to Rangers. I will address you all properly next time.

2. I was referring to my APFT at the time. I never quit holding myself to a higher standard otherwise there would be no objective, and I will never quit improving my own abilities.

3. Doing pushups for being complacent.
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Post by Jim » September 1st, 2016, 11:08 am

Otterse wrote:Roger Ranger Cams, Ranger CharlieRanger1FFV, and Ranger Jim.

1. I was talking to Rangers. I will address you all properly next time.

2. I was referring to my APFT at the time. I never quit holding myself to a higher standard otherwise there would be no objective, and I will never quit improving my own abilities.

3. Doing pushups for being complacent.
Please continue to post your SITREP when you ship for OSUT. Never, never quit!
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Post by Otterse » September 6th, 2016, 11:48 am

Roger Ranger Jim.

Rangers, I'm on my way to OSUT right now and I am ready and motivated. I will be giving my all during OSUT because the moment I signed that contract I have been living by the creed.

I really appreciate all this site has provided for me and I am really glad I signed on.

I will be posting updates when I can.
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Post by Jim » September 6th, 2016, 12:15 pm

Otterse wrote:Roger Ranger Jim.

Rangers, I'm on my way to OSUT right now and I am ready and motivated. I will be giving my all during OSUT because the moment I signed that contract I have been living by the creed.

I really appreciate all this site has provided for me and I am really glad I signed on.

I will be posting updates when I can.
I expect great things from you and all the mentees. Never, never quit!
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Re: SITREP - Otterse

Post by cams » September 6th, 2016, 11:08 pm

Get at it stud. You'll quickly learn why all this "attention to detail" and "military courtesy" is enforced here.

Have fun, learn, listen and watch. 2 ears, 2 eyes, 1 mouth.

Stay away from the nay-sayers and n'er do wells, you'll know who they are within the first week. Keep your nose clean and don't quit.
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Post by Otterse » November 23rd, 2016, 8:15 pm

To Rangers and all who are reading this, a quick sitrep during my family day.

Honestly, OSUT has been pretty un motivating. Not really OSUT but the people. I really like the army way of life and think it fits me or at least I'm adaptable enough to make it work. Apparently, I got a pretty good Company and I have really good Drill Sergeants. The unmotivating thing is all the people who just want to get by or don't even want to be here. It is pretty hard to find that many people that are super motivated about this.

I did however get to meet up with some of the other DEPs from the forum. We are in different platoons and hardly see each other but we still talk and they are motivated. Right now my goal is just to make it through basic and get with a better group of people through airborne and rasp.

The work I put in before I came definitely paid off. I started with a pretty low 111 assessment but got a feel for how strict the grading is compared to what I'm used to. My first PT test I got a 260 something. Now, on my most recent, I got a 299, one push-up away. I will keep working at it and finally get that 300.

In response to Ranger Cams, I definitely stay away from specific people, but I don't know if it's my platoon or the company, but the general mood here is to do minimum effort and again, it's really un motivating.

I've just got a few more weeks and then I'll be done and I'm still really motivated for RASP so I'll just take it one step at a time.
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Re: SITREP - Otterse

Post by Jim » December 7th, 2016, 8:12 am

Good SITREP. We expect great things from all our mentees. Please encourage the others to submit SITREPs as they progress. Never, never quit!
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Post by cams » December 7th, 2016, 8:38 am

Good SITREP. You now have first hand experience as to why we push so hard here in regards to attention to detail, motivation, excellence, exceeding the standard-not just meeting the standard and getting by, and PT.

You can see what a difference it makes when it comes to excelling and being accepted into Regiment, or just doing the minimum requirements and being a pogue somewhere for 4 yrs.

The latter, once you're ETS'd and partaking in civilian life again, does not help much at all, does not motivate you to be a better civilian and push just as hard for success in your next chapter. But if you follow the Ranger Standards, you will have a much higher success rate.

It is of course much more complicated than that which I wrote above, but I think you understand better now.

Keep fighting forward man, always try to exceed the standards set for your group, and remember that this really does build a foundation and a set of guide lines for the rest of your life. Don't settle for less than what you deserve.

I look forward to watching you progress and succeed. There is a Scroll out there waiting for you, you just have to climb high enough to earn it.
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Post by Jim » December 14th, 2016, 8:03 am

cams wrote: I look forward to watching you progress and succeed. There is a Scroll out there waiting for you, you just have to climb high enough to earn it.
This should be your near tern goal. Never, never quit!
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Re: SITREP - Otterse

Post by Otterse » January 4th, 2017, 6:57 am

Roger Ranger Cams and Ranger Jim.
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Re: SITREP - Otterse

Post by cams » January 9th, 2017, 11:41 am

Otterse wrote:Roger Ranger Cams and Ranger Jim.
From Nov until Jan and this is the SITREP you provide? Beat your face.

There are only two reasons for this;

One is that you're so goddamned focused and locked in that you're keeping it direct, short and getting back to work.

Or two, you're not doing well and are starting to give up, and don't want to put it all out there.

Which one will you be?
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