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From: Chuck Simmons
Organization: You jest.
X-Mailer: Mozilla 4.61 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.0.33 i586)
Subject: Re: Questions on EE job market.
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Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 13:12:50 GMT
NNTP-Posting-Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 05:12:50 PST
Kevin Aylward wrote:
> "Chuck Simmons" wrote in message
> > Kevin Aylward wrote:
> > >
> > > Get real. A soldier is programed to twist peoples heads off, and do
> > > otherwise as told. end of story.
> > Get real yourself. Do you really think every soldier is trained to do
> > the same job? You don't have a single clue.
> Name me one soldier who is still in the forces and did not do basic
Of course not. Basic training is what its name implies, at least in the
USA. From a program on History Channel, I observed that with the change
to a volunteer army, basic training goes a little further than it did
when I went through it. However, training in a specialization comes next
and is 12 weeks and up while I think basic training is still 8 weeks. In
the case of the OP entering the military with a degree various options
will present themselves which may offer useful experience. In my own
case, my civilian experience was very important in the sort of job to
which I was assigned in the military. It was almost a little scarey
because it as the same old stuff but different day.
I will grant you that every soldier learns about guns and weapons safety
along with some introduction to operation in the field. However, in
technical areas, the soldier most likely will never be involved directly
in field operstions. The US Army, in particular, is depending more
strongly today on technology brought to the field to improve safety and
mission success. Technology in the field requires ever increasing
sophistication in support. It is clear the OP could easily find some
valuable experience in the army. He would be going in with an EE which
is a valuable asset in a modern army that uses electronics in every
phase of operation.
... The times have been,
That, when the brains were out,
the man would die. ... Macbeth
Chuck Simmons firstname.lastname@example.org
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