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Hey all!
Well I’m finally posting. I first found out about the Legion when I was 9 or 10 due to the history Channel here in the US. Which started my interest in France, French history, culture etc..
Coming from a military family when I was 18 I joined the Army as a combat medic got a deployment and got out. Started college after separating and got married; but one thing has always hung over me and that was joining the legion. The Mrs. and I are no longer together, and if I don’t do this now I know I’ll regret it for the rest of my life. My apologies in advance if I accidentally ask things that have already been asked and thanks for running this awesome forum! My only fear is I have a good government job in the US and opportunities and don’t want to be disqualified because I don’t seem as “desperate” as others (from the unofficial ffl reddit it seems if you have options in your home country they might look at you unfavorably as there’s nothing keeping you to finish your enlistment) any ways thanks for the awesome forum and good luck to those trying!
I think desertion is a problem in the Legion. Be careful, have you ever seen the movie ”Legion of Honor”. I hope I don’t get in trouble for bringing up that movie and desertion. But there’s other dangerous things out there after one deserts than the French Foreign Legion.
 
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I think desertion is a problem in the Legion. Be careful, have you ever seen the movie ”Legion of Honor”. I hope I don’t get in trouble for bringing up that movie and desertion. But there’s other dangerous things out there after one deserts than the French Foreign Legion.
Forget the negativity. It causes mental problems.
 
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Hey all!
Well I’m finally posting. I first found out about the Legion when I was 9 or 10 due to the history Channel here in the US. Which started my interest in France, French history, culture etc..
Coming from a military family when I was 18 I joined the Army as a combat medic got a deployment and got out. Started college after separating and got married; but one thing has always hung over me and that was joining the legion. The Mrs. and I are no longer together, and if I don’t do this now I know I’ll regret it for the rest of my life. My apologies in advance if I accidentally ask things that have already been asked and thanks for running this awesome forum! My only fear is I have a good government job in the US and opportunities and don’t want to be disqualified because I don’t seem as “desperate” as others (from the unofficial ffl reddit it seems if you have options in your home country they might look at you unfavorably as there’s nothing keeping you to finish your enlistment) any ways thanks for the awesome forum and good luck to those trying!
You're fine. If you have mil experience, are healthy, and have a good motivation you'll get in. I know two ex US army medics in already, plus myself, and we all said that we just wanted to experience real war. "pas souci". PM me
 
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