I am currently less than 80 days away from departing for OSUT (One Station Unit Training) as an E-3 private. OSUT is simply he combination of basic training and my AIT (Advanced Individual Training) all at one location. I cannot tell you exact dates and location of my training due to UCMJ (Uniform Code of Military Justice) laws.
My reasoning behind starting and hopefully keeping this blog is to keep friends, family, and future soldiers up to speed on what i am doing. Personally, I have done a ridiculous amount of research involving pre and post military life, what OSUT is like, job descriptions, and the views of other MOS’s (Military Occupational Specialties) of the Cavalry. From the blogs, message boards, and other resources i have found posts from Cavalry Scouts few and far between. I figured that i will do the favor to any future solider interested in following this MOS a favor and tell you the most i can about my journey.
I have always thought about joining the military but I always had many excuses to not follow through with it. I am currently 3 years out of high school and i have nothing to show from it besides drunken pictures on Facebook and some stories about the dumb shit I have done with my friends in order to impress girls in order to hopefully get lucky. I have changed my major more times than I can count and still do not know what i want to do with my life. It’s gone from business, to criminal justice, to physical ed, and to this day i still am not sure.
Not knowing what I wanted to do with my life is what originally brought me into the recruiters office. The common perception of the Army that most people have is that the fuck ups, criminals, and scum who do not know what to do after high school enlist to go blow some shit up and chase foreign girls for 3 years before coming back home to the same old town. The combination of not knowing what I plan on doing with my life, financial benefits, ability to travel, and the pride that comes with serving are the main reasons i decided to sign the contract.
This some background to my decision to join and what the purpose of this blog. I hope to keep this up the best I can to help answer some questions for my friends, family, and future soldiers.
Future Soldier Jordan Bagley