Cryptologic linguist

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Bpeebles82
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Is one of the available mos at the time and if still available next week will probably lock it up. Since they changed the bmi to 26%, I have 1% to go. I will make this possible by next week. Anybody with insight or experience on this mos? Bct will be at ft sill and ait in monterey, ca.

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MSG Glenn
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RE: Cryptologic Linguist

I know a young lady who I assisted preparing for entry in the Army who just left the Defense Language Institute in Monterey. She's now at Goodfellow Air Force Base with Spanish as the language she was taught. She absolutely loved DLI & Monterey. I believe she's a 35F going through MOS training at Goodfellow.

Try a Google search for your MOS. Since it's an Intel MOS there probably won't be a lot of info but you'll get the basics of it.

It sounds like a good choice with interesting missions & since it's open & a sure entry into the Army I'd go for it. Grab the MOS openings when they're open. You might want to ask if there are any Option 4 Airborne contracts available for that MOS. It could open doors to very interesting assignments.

Bpeebles82
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@MSG Glenn

I have spent all night googling this MOS and seeing other people's responses who have experience with it. It sounds like a very enticing MOS that can lead to many great things while in the Army and after. How long did she stay in Monterey if you know? My recruiter said if I chose that, I'd be in Monterey for 50 or so weeks. Seems a bit long to me, but I'm not complaining after seeing all that it has to offer.

Another choice I had that I'm thinking about is 68R. Veterinary Food Inspection Specialist. I love animals, and dogs mostly. That is another field that would help me after to Army with the necessary training.

Like I said I'm going to bust it for the next 4/5 days then go in and get taped again so I can be at 26% and hold an MOS. Hopefully either of those two will still be available then.

MSG Glenn
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I can't remember..

...what her 35 series MOS is but it's not 35F. She didn't spend that long in Monterey as she joined the Army last June & left DLI two weeks ago for Goodfellow AFB. I think the time spent there depends on which language you're assigned to learn. In her case it was Spanish which was a surprise to her.

I know next to nothing about MOS 68R. The closest that I knowingly came to one was a high school buddy that went into the USAF as a Veterinary Specialist. He did a lot of food inspection but some of his buddies worked with the K9 dogs. He's now deceased so I can't ask him.

Time for you to do some research & make a decision. Either way you'll be in the Army which seems to be your main goal. If those 2 MOSs are closed in a week I'm sure there'll be others available then.

Bpeebles82
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MSG Glenn

Thanks for your input again. It looked like there were 47 slots available for CL, not sure about 68R. But yes, being in the Army is goal number 1. Getting an MOS that I really want is the cherry on the top.

MSG Glenn
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Just as it should be

Good luck!

Now go & take some of that fat off!! lol

Bpeebles82
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@MSG Glenn

Thanks! Will do. Have lost 14 pounds in 4 weeks. I think I can handle a few more.

MSG Glenn
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I don't like to advise this...

... but to be sure try a sweat bath the night before. I don't know how many wrestlers that needed to lose a pound or two on the day of a tournament that had to do that. The trouble with that is it has a tendency to weaken you & you never have enough time to re-hydrate after weigh-in & the first match. Since you won't be asked to do anything strenuous on MEPS day I think it'll be okay.

What some of the wrestlers did was run fully clothed indoors with a cap on their head. Then a real hot shower to wash the sweat away & produce new sweat. Usually saunas or steam baths aren't available.

Bpeebles82
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@MSG Glenn

I will probably do something similar to that. I will run late sunday night, about 8. Then take a hot shower afterwards to give it a little boost.