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Old 12-01-2008, 10:36   #1
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Old 12-01-2008, 11:51   #2
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Go to the Base Camp and review this thread...The Teammate...and a few others for your already answered questions.

And then learn to use the search functions prior to posting something that has a very high probability of having been discussed previously in a forum such as this one.

Now good luck, Grasshopper.

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Old 12-01-2008, 14:01   #3
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Im XXXXXX and currently in training for tryouts in march for A Co 20th. Im wanting to know what you quiet professionals think makes an SF soldier; the values and morals that should be instilled in oneself.
What is a "XxXxXxXx"?
"I'm wanting to know. . ." is how my 'terp started most of his questions, Taha? Is that you?
Im isn't a word, I'm is.
"Quiet Professionals is a name and should be capitalized (And typed from a kneeling position, if possible.); 'Soldier' looks good capitalized, too. Same goes for 'March'.
As for the rest of the question, would you like that in 25 words or less?
Those "values and morals" ought to be there by now, but maybe you can order a box on-line (free shipping)
Never mind . . . Do what Richard says.

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Old 12-01-2008, 14:03   #4
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Hey, that is a highly motivated college student you are talking to there Dozer, tread lightly.

Probably an English major.

I'd say attention to detail, situational awareness, and self-motivation would be pretty important.

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Old 12-01-2008, 14:08   #5
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Hey, that is a highly motivated college student you are talking to there Dozer, tread lightly.

Probably an English major.

I'd say attention to detail, situational awareness, and self-motivation would be pretty important.

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Backing toward the door, Sir! (As usual.)
And you defined QP in 13 words.
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Old 12-01-2008, 14:26   #6
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Backing toward the door, Sir! (As usual.)
And you defined QP in 13 words.
They usually recommend "waiting for the bang" if you intend to follow your grenade through the door ! I was going to give TR a shorter word count (extra brevity points); technically hyphenated counts as one word.
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Old 12-01-2008, 15:19   #7
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They usually recommend "waiting for the bang" if you intend to follow your grenade through the door ! I was going to give TR a shorter word count (extra brevity points); technically hyphenated counts as one word.
What was that 84-85,86 maybe when 7th Gp was instructing some chaps from SOTB and they did just that....they didn't wait for the bang, you only do that once.
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Old 12-01-2008, 16:25   #8
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Old 12-01-2008, 16:37   #9
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no offense dozer i wanted all your personal opinions not what one person wrote and as for typing or capitals it can be read either way. I've done all my research but there are questions to be answered by someone who is where im wanting to go. No need for knit picking at my typing.

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Let me be blunt.

For a college student who aspires to be SF, your spelling and grammar skills are atrocious.

This is not grammar.com, but it hurts my head to read your posts, and you are coming across as much younger and less educated than you claim to be.

First impressions are lasting ones, and if that is the way you communicate with others in writing, I would seriously question your basic skills and education. You might look at what attributes I mentioned in my post above. This sort of laziness gets people non-selected, or in the worst case, killed.

This isn't myspace, facebook, a text message, or military.com. If you expect others to take time to reply to your personal reqests for assistance, you should be willing to take the time to use a spell-checker or a dictionary.

Best of luck.

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Old 12-01-2008, 16:48   #10
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Old 12-01-2008, 17:11   #11
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No offense dozer I wanted all your personal opinions not what one person wrote, and as for typing or capitols they can be read either way. I've done all my research, but there are questions to be answered by someone who is where im wanting to go. No need for knit picking at my typing.
Or punctuation, grammar, and spelling.

No offense, Dozer. I wanted all your personal opinions, not what one person wrote, and as for typing or capitols, they can be read either way. I've done all my research, but there are questions to be answered by someone who is where I'm wanting to go. No need for nit picking at my typing.

My advice is that you carefully reread the advice you've been given and heed TR's remarks because, whether you believe it or not, you are judged by how you present yourself and sound (verbally or in writing).

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Yes, get on those.

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Old 12-01-2008, 17:57   #15
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If you think this young man's typing, punctuation and conventions are interesting in a public forum, you should see it in a Private Message. "Interesting" word choices too! And since I'm a teacher, I'll remind the college freshman he ought to consider his audience before typing anything.
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