What to do before you join the Army


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In this video I have some tips for you about some things you should do before you join the army and take off to basic training or OSUT.

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32 Comments
  • Jacob Rawleigh
    Posted at 18:44h, 02 September

    Any additional tips for an aspiring college op

  • VGMRMissCoriel
    Posted at 18:46h, 02 September

    I was signed on and through MEPs in only a short week. I didn't have a lot of time to learn about much of what I was doing. It was fortunate that I was expecting a worse situation that what it was. I would of loved to learn more about what I was doing.. (though most of my activities as a 14T is SECRET clearance so there wasn't much for me to find)

  • Dave Owens
    Posted at 18:56h, 02 September

    In the seventies I was on the cross country team and a mile/two miler on the track team. That helped me when I enlisted. Running in basic was pretty easy… I even carried Charlie 8 2's guidon. My recruiter told me to keep my mouth shut, do it right the first time, and don't draw attention to yourself. I followed his advice. And I remember when the Drill Sergeant (caps intended) called out my name in the barracks somewhere around week five. I responded and he looked at me, looked at some paperwork, and asked me…"Who the hell are you and how long have you been here?" "All the way, Drill Sergeant…Trainee Owens…Day one!" GT Score 138 helped him, even though at that time I didn't know what a GT Score was. Next thing I knew I was in front of the Trainee of the Cycle Board. And ..I was selected! Recruiters told me to keep quiet, do it right the first time, and stay low.

  • rO F
    Posted at 19:00h, 02 September

    Made a lot of bad decisions in life, enlisting wasnโ€™t one of them ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

  • Downtown Ranger512
    Posted at 19:01h, 02 September

    My last PT test..76 PU, 76 SU, 8:04 two mile run

  • Leolus
    Posted at 19:56h, 02 September

    Future PFC here, the asvab had a few calculus questions. If you haven't taken calc 2, thats about 30 points lost. I took it and got a 96.

  • The Hound
    Posted at 20:23h, 02 September

    Going of to basic on the 23 of november I cannot wait.

  • none of your business
    Posted at 20:36h, 02 September

    The DD 214 shirt while talking about enlisting makes me laugh. Also worth noting that lots of local libraries have nice new ASVAB prep books.

  • Esther Brons
    Posted at 21:25h, 02 September

    Shipping to Fort Leonard Wood on January 12th. Anyone else?

  • Connor Taylor
    Posted at 21:43h, 02 September

    Can you do a video on DS/recruiter school?

  • Adrian T
    Posted at 22:15h, 02 September

    Intro song???

  • Thunder Cloud
    Posted at 22:24h, 02 September

    If you are White, stay away from the military! You will be a target of discrimination!

  • Neqqs
    Posted at 22:46h, 02 September

    Who else is going to fort Lenard wood Missouri on Oct 26? 88m reserves here

  • Brayden Kinney
    Posted at 23:10h, 02 September

    Y=5

  • Jones Jones
    Posted at 23:52h, 02 September

    1. Donโ€™t join

  • William
    Posted at 00:19h, 03 September

    I was a Marine vet, a security guard at a casino, joined the Army Reserve and went active duty Army, eventually retiring with 25 years of service. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

  • Metta Hut Travels
    Posted at 00:57h, 03 September

    Explain to your love ones that your in lockdown for a while..

  • Teekiz
    Posted at 01:40h, 03 September

    Lol Iโ€™m 11 rn I have like 10 years ahead and Iโ€™m trying to get fit!

  • Alkaline Divide
    Posted at 02:13h, 03 September

    Hope you see this…
    I have a 68 series friend who is struggling to make it to the next rank due to promotion points being 798.
    About 12-13 years in and fearing being forced out RCP. Already forced to reclass in the past due to over strength mos
    Lol you always seem to be easier to understand

  • Adam del Toro
    Posted at 03:40h, 03 September

    Hey Chris could you do 10 habits to get rid of before you go to BCT? Thanks, i love your vids ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

  • Almighty Jayyy
    Posted at 05:00h, 03 September

    Shipping october 28 who else?

  • Gabriela Valenzuela
    Posted at 05:37h, 03 September

    Change your mind lol

  • lucas nutting
    Posted at 06:04h, 03 September

    going to osut benning on the 21st! Im 24 now hope i can keep up with the 18 year olds.

  • Jesus Manuel
    Posted at 09:15h, 03 September

    If you go to Bootcamp out of shape it increases dramatically the chance of you getting injured or suffer from extreme soreness.
    All the guys that were couch potatos and showed up to Bootcamp out of shape suffered injuries, from minor injuries and issues like shin splints and extreme soreness all the way to knee fractures and hip issues.
    Believe me, you don't to extend your Bootcamp experience for being negligent before joining. You don't have to become an athlete overnight but just make sure you run and train your body before you go.

  • Harvey Nichols
    Posted at 13:48h, 03 September

    Prepare for the possibility that your relationship with your significant other (girlfriend) could end. If she truly loves you she will still be there, if not she wonโ€™t. Not all relationships are the same. Iโ€™ve seen both ends of the spectrum. Many relationships remained intact and some didnโ€™t. No matter what, always remember why you joined the Army and keep your eyes on the prize. Best wishes. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

  • VoiD_Rehab
    Posted at 18:02h, 03 September

    Ive been watching your videos all day man, youโ€™ve been helping me alot. About to start dieting right now and working out to make it a little easier on myself

  • Jake Florio
    Posted at 19:16h, 03 September

    The ridiculously skinny people gain weight at basic while the muscular ones lose weight

  • Collin Colugo
    Posted at 19:59h, 03 September

    Before you join the army try and request airborne or other training courses on your contract unless ur unit requires certain ones.

  • Lizard Squad
    Posted at 02:44h, 04 September

    Lmao I failed my ASVAB I had no clue what it was my first time . I wish I watched this video before

  • David Dumas
    Posted at 21:43h, 06 September

    I'm joining the ARMY next June, these videos are very helpful to me.

  • Damari Brackett
    Posted at 07:23h, 15 September

    U know u speaking facts when u have zero dislikes

  • Matt DuGuay
    Posted at 17:02h, 30 September

    Man I'm going to MEPS on mMonday and that worries me more than anything else POSSIBLY could.