May end up going afterall

#1
It's been an interesting year and a few months, for me. When I joined this forum, I was a drunk living in a trailer with nothing going for me. I found inspiration through this forum, and the motivation to pursue something great. I ended up in law enforcement, and have been working that job since March of 2017.

I recently filed for a waiver to enlist in the US military, but I have found that my tattoos prevent me from enlisting. Nothing short of a world war is going to change that, and as I grow weary of the red tape I face every day at my job, my thoughts drift back to the Legion again

The veterans here will likely think this post is pointless "Go or don't, nobody cares" haha. I just wanted to tell some of you that I had gotten close to that the Legion may become reality for me again. We'll see in the coming months how things change

Regardless, the warrior spirit of the Legionnaires on here gave me the inspiration to push forward and out of a rut I was stuck in. Whether I go to Fort de Nogent or not, I thank you all for that
 

Joseph Cosgrove

Moderator
Legionnaire
#2
Hey Katalmach, "go or don't go" a few care. I look at it as all those who go and make it, and go the mile who are carrying on the legion tradition.
Sometimes I get frustrated that I can't shake those who ask to go civvy during basic training. I'd love to say. 'you came all this way, went through all that crap in Aubagne and Castel and now asking to go back to your routine everyday life.'
Katamach, whatever you decide to do, is up to you. You've got a worthwhile job, but then so is the legion. What to say?
 

dusaboss

Hyper Active Member
#4
When I joined this forum, I was a drunk living in a trailer with nothing going for me. I found inspiration through this forum, and the motivation to pursue something great. I ended up in law enforcement .
Man, as I remember (and my brain isn't burned that much yet :)) when you come here you told us that you had really bad car accident and that you have hard time event to walk, but you trained and fought in spite of everything. Believe me, your story was really motivational for me and after it I really tried harder and make some progress.

Now you saying that you was "drunk living in a trailer" ? I mean one do not exclude other, but what really makes me suspicious is that you saying that you are cop now!

When you did become one? How you did it? How that tattoos prevent you from enlisting US military, but not US law enforcement?

How you manage to become cop in March of 2017 when just half couple months prior you have troubles to normal functioning physically, now you saying mental too (problem with alcohol)?

Are law enforcement in your state have such low standards for recruitment of men?
 
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#5
haha no, Dusaboss, I'm not a cop. I'm a corrections officer

They do not have a tattoo policy in Corrections, in the United States. I was in a car crash in June 2016, and could barely walk for months. At that time, I was a drunk, living in a trailer.

In March 2017 I got the job with corrections when I was recovered. Academy wasn't easy with my injuries

And uh yeah, the standards are pretty low for Corrections. I want to join the hostage rescue unit, but we'll see if it's that or La Legion. I have some time to think, while I learn more French and train harder
 
#6
And, I am a weak sober, today. Lots of people struggle with alcoholism. It's not a mental defect. It's a personal weakness. Anybody can overcome that, and I intend to. When I show up to wherever I'm going, I will be alcohol and hopefully also tobacco free. I'm 5 months free of smoking. Have to kick the chew!
 

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