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Aug8gal18-thanks-for-the-ride_max50

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Alright, I have an extreme urge now to join the Army. I have wanted to do it for some time, but since I married someone in the Army decided not to for our future childrens sake. I gave up a dream, well now I have a chance to get that dream back as we are now divorced before we had any children. Only problem is I have it on my record that I have exercise induced asthma. I have been told that I probably wont be able to get in. That they can try but the odds are definitely against me. I have been able to control the asthma at this point with a lot of exercise but its still on there.


Now I am looking at contracting over. All I really want to do anyways is get over and fight. I have been told after 3 years in law enforcement I am eligible but I have no clue where to even start. Has anyone done this or knows someone who has done it that could help me get started on researching it? I would only have a year or so left before I am eligible if it is 3 years.


Thank you :)

P1030089_max50

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Research companies such as Blackwater

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Here is another thought.....  This has been relayed to me from several contractors.  Think about working in LE for the twenty and retire.  Then do the contractor work.  Reasoning behind this is if you work for a couple years in LE, do contract work for a year or two, then what.....  you have to come back and go to work again before you are able to retire. 


I'm betting your thinking, but what if there is nothing going on to get contractor jobs....   Look at the last twenty years......   There's always something going on....

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Continue to build your career, find someone to share it with, enjoy a family if that is in the cards. Retire at an early age with full benifites. There should be time to see the world after you get all the experience you can and it may even more money in the long run. But thats just my 2 cents.


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There are people in the army with asthma.  There is a waiver for just about everything.   Chat with the recruiter about it.  If you have never had to use an inhaler it might weigh better than if you did, also the time since your last attack plays a part as well.  Some badly needed MOS's might get you in as there is a shortage in some areas.

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cebass says ...



Here is another thought.....  This has been relayed to me from several contractors.  Think about working in LE for the twenty and retire.  Then do the contractor work.  Reasoning behind this is if you work for a couple years in LE, do contract work for a year or two, then what.....  you have to come back and go to work again before you are able to retire. 


I'm betting your thinking, but what if there is nothing going on to get contractor jobs....   Look at the last twenty years......   There's always something going on....



My thing is, by then I might now physically be able to take the strain. I mean I work out, but my back is bad and I work hard just to keep going somedays now.  The other side is that I do plan on trying to start a family again. Once I have kids, I don't think I could leave and put them in that situation. I think its just the break I need.

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You are the one that knows your situation best.  We have provided input to you to get you to think about your individual situation.  If after reviewing all your options, weighing pros and cons, you decide to go for contracting or LE career, then I wish you the best in whatever you decide.


At least you would have thought about it both ways, talked about it, then decided want YOU want to do in your situation.