Cpl Jones USMC
I served as a reservist in the Marine Corps after my final year of homeschooling. I went to boot camp at Parris Island in 2003 while also committing to Gotham State University to play football. However, I knew that with the open contract I signed, becoming an officer was highly unlikely, especially since I had an opportunity to make it to the NFL before I graduated. While I did eventually finish college, it was a year into my NFL career after I got out.
My open contract was quickly changed into an Aviation Ordnance contract, and needless to say, it wasn't as exciting as someone on active duty would say. True, I did get to go to Afghanistan, but while that was going on, I had gotten the message that the San Francisco 49ers drafted me in the first round. I was most certainly missing part of training camp and mandatory OTAs.
Still, getting QASO qualled was nice. Even though it took me 3 years because, hot damn, I was a F***ING RESERVIST!
If I could go back, I'd go active.
And not be a f***ing Ordie!
BUT at least I got First Class PFTs every time, which was nice. And Rifle Sharpshooter ain't too shabby neither.
Where the sh*t is my Grunt Style endorsement?