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Need help military guys......

Re: Need help military guys......
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2004, 02:18:35 PM »
I've been curious about this issue to, given that I want to go to law school in the future. I'm graduating in a week, and in January I report to FAOBC.

Re: Need help military guys......
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2004, 10:43:49 PM »
FAOBC = Field Artillery Officer?  Foreign Area Officer?  I don't know the Army acronyms.

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Re: Need help military guys......
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2004, 10:45:12 PM »
Good luck in OBC man, I nearly put off law school and gave serious thought to branching FA too......

Watchin 'em blow up sh*t that day up at Ft. Lewis was just about my favorite day at camp this summer.....well, besides graduation day  ;)


And yeah, FAOBC is "Field Artillery Officer Basic Course"

Re: Need help military guys......
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2004, 11:04:17 AM »
Good luck in OBC man, I nearly put off law school and gave serious thought to branching FA too......

Watchin 'em blow up sh*t that day up at Ft. Lewis was just about my favorite day at camp this summer.....well, besides graduation day  ;)


And yeah, FAOBC is "Field Artillery Officer Basic Course"
Thanks. I was at NALC 2003, and pulling the lanyard on the howitzer was one of the best experiences of my life. Out of curiosity, did anyone pass out during your graduation?

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Re: Need help military guys......
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2004, 12:02:12 PM »
Hahaha, yeah a couple actually...........I sincerely hope thats the longest parade I'm ever in (though somehow I know it won't be), a full hour of standing at attention/parade rest........completely stupid.

All for maybe a dozen families who were watching their kids graduate..... ???

Re: Need help military guys......
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2005, 08:08:39 PM »
Under the federal TA program as an "active" drilling member of the Guard/Reserve you can get up to $4500 a year for any school, by submitting a DA 2171 through your unit.

If paying for school is more important than entering AD, you may want to consider submitting a DA 4187 to cancel your ED delay and enter the National Guard. Most states offer pretty good post-grad education benefits; out of state fee waivers, reduced tuition and tuition assitance beyond the federal TA program.

Depending on state you could get most if not all your tuition paid for.
http://www.gibill.va.gov/education/StateNGAid.htm

But then you open yourself up to having your OBC, drills and above all deployments interfering with your law school plans.

Re: Need help military guys......
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2005, 01:42:07 PM »
George Mason?  If the Army will let you go to school part-time, George Washington may be an option, but I don't think you have the #s for full-time.

Congrats on the FLEP, I've heard that's really tough to get these days.