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  • yangru's Avatar
    7 posts since Oct '10
  • Craplah's Avatar
    15 posts since Aug '10
    • Originally posted by yangru:

      means if the VA never got rescheduled then no more hope go commando?

      Most likely yes =( , since the letters were already given out to the chosen candidates.

      My classmate also received the letter during Prelims; He called the guy in-charge and asked if he could re-schedule, the person told him that if he couldn't come, it was ok 0.o

      Anyway that classmate of mine wasn't interested in becoming a commando, so he didn't bother much about it and didn't turn up. They didn't do anything to him in the end. He was more interested in being a guardsman ._.

       

  • Naveen.sharma's Avatar
    1 post since Oct '10
    • Just wondering, I was posted to OCS after BMTC but broke my leg in Taiwan during Ex. Starlight , I OOCed and became a 3SG posted to Intell. My PES status expires in Jan one month before i ORD but i'm interested in doing Guards Conversion during reservist or extending ORD to do the GCC. Anyone know if it is possible? And if possible how to do go about volunteering for it?

  • timtjoe's Avatar
    6 posts since Oct '10
  • S.s.k's Avatar
    36 posts since Oct '08
    • Originally posted by timtjoe:

      Can guys from single son families be in the Commandos?

      Well I am the only son in my family. As a matter of fact I am the only child (; I think its possible haha.

  • timtjoe's Avatar
    6 posts since Oct '10
  • S.s.k's Avatar
    36 posts since Oct '08
  • timtjoe's Avatar
    6 posts since Oct '10
    • Originally posted by S.s.k:

      haha i just received the letters. Going in 7th Feb 2011

      I received mine a few days ago.. I heard only son cannot be in commandos. Hm, I wonder if it's really true.

  • S.s.k's Avatar
    36 posts since Oct '08
  • timtjoe's Avatar
    6 posts since Oct '10
    • Hm.. Guess have to go there and see if it's really true or not. Yeah. 7th feb should be JC batch

  • S.s.k's Avatar
    36 posts since Oct '08
  • Gedanken's Avatar
    8,702 posts since Jul '03
    • Originally posted by timtjoe:

      I received mine a few days ago.. I heard only son cannot be in commandos. Hm, I wonder if it's really true.

      Nope.

  • timtjoe's Avatar
    6 posts since Oct '10
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  • Gedanken's Avatar
    8,702 posts since Jul '03
    • Originally posted by timtjoe:

      Alright. Thanks. Are u in the commandos?

      Was.  Second Company 1990-1993.  Things like PTP were well after my time so I'm only answering on issues where I'm confident the working principles still apply.

  • lemongreentea's Avatar
    5 posts since Oct '10
    • Originally posted by Gedanken:

      Was.  Second Company 1990-1993.  Things like PTP were well after my time so I'm only answering on issues where I'm confident the working principles still apply.

      what did u all do after u are being trained to be a full-fledged cdo? and how was the ooc rates before u get the beret during ur times?

  • Gedanken's Avatar
    8,702 posts since Jul '03
    • Originally posted by lemongreentea:

      what did u all do after u are being trained to be a full-fledged cdo? and how was the ooc rates before u get the beret during ur times?

      I expect that the two Commando fighter classes still apply, although I'm happy for those who have more recently served to correct me if I'm wrong.

      Upon earning the red beret, you become a Class II Commando fighter, which means that you have the very basic skills to get the job done.  Over the remainder of your service, you undergo further training (e.g. LRRP and unarmed combat), and having completed this additonal training, you will be propmoted to Class I - this does not involve getting a higher rank, but the pay will increase slightly.

      The OOC rate in my company by the time we got the beret was about 50% or slightly more.  If memory serves me correctly, we started with 198 recruits, had 12 men join us from SAFINCOS during the BCT phase, and somewhere around 95 men got the beret, two of whom lost it within a week because of cracked vertebrae.

  • theyj's Avatar
    132 posts since Nov '08
    • Anyone going or had gone into NDU BMT? Someone please share how is it going to be inside. Thanks a lot!

  • yangru's Avatar
    7 posts since Oct '10
    • Originally posted by Craplah:

      Most likely yes =( , since the letters were already given out to the chosen candidates.

      My classmate also received the letter during Prelims; He called the guy in-charge and asked if he could re-schedule, the person told him that if he couldn't come, it was ok 0.o

      Anyway that classmate of mine wasn't interested in becoming a commando, so he didn't bother much about it and didn't turn up. They didn't do anything to him in the end. He was more interested in being a guardsman ._.

       

      Damn should have gone for the va instead of my prelims man

  • tarutaru's Avatar
    3,209 posts since Dec '04
    • Originally posted by yangru:

      Damn should have gone for the va instead of my prelims man

      Wah...you wanna get into CDO so much?

  • yangru's Avatar
    7 posts since Oct '10
    • Originally posted by tarutaru:

      Wah...you wanna get into CDO so much?

      Just try mah. dont want to have regrets.

  • Craplah's Avatar
    15 posts since Aug '10
    • Originally posted by yangru:

      Damn should have gone for the va instead of my prelims man

      There are lots of ways to serve the army, actually. Mono-intake is just one of them. Since what's decided is already decided, I guess you could just try looking forward to Tekong life and strive for the best. (Sounds awkward..but, oh well...)

      P.S. I think I can understand how you feel for not getting a chance(I went for the VA but didn't get selected ._.)

      By the way, I didn't know commando fighters could be further split into classes 0.o

      I thought it was only men, specialists, and officers...

      And, is there anyone who got into Commando PTP?

       

       

       

  • Gedanken's Avatar
    8,702 posts since Jul '03
    • Originally posted by Craplah:
      By the way, I didn't know commando fighters could be further split into classes 0.o

      I thought it was only men, specialists, and officers...

      In net terms, it really isn't a huge deal - as Class I's, we earned 30 bucks more a month and knew 30 other ways to kill a guy. :mrgreen:

      The pertinent point is that getting the beret is just the start - there's plenty of learning to be done in the rest of your service time.

  • Craplah's Avatar
    15 posts since Aug '10
    • Originally posted by Gedanken:

      In net terms, it really isn't a huge deal - as Class I's, we earned 30 bucks more a month and knew 30 other ways to kill a guy. :mrgreen:

      The pertinent point is that getting the beret is just the start - there's plenty of learning to be done in the rest of your service time.

      30 additional ways to kill a guy...disturbing. But to be honest,

      30 more ways to kill a guy >>>>>> 30 bucks

      when you are at war, or when you are being cornered...

      Too bad I won't be able to learn this :/

       

  • lemongreentea's Avatar
    5 posts since Oct '10
    • Originally posted by Gedanken:

      I expect that the two Commando fighter classes still apply, although I'm happy for those who have more recently served to correct me if I'm wrong.

      Upon earning the red beret, you become a Class II Commando fighter, which means that you have the very basic skills to get the job done.  Over the remainder of your service, you undergo further training (e.g. LRRP and unarmed combat), and having completed this additonal training, you will be propmoted to Class I - this does not involve getting a higher rank, but the pay will increase slightly.

      The OOC rate in my company by the time we got the beret was about 50% or slightly more.  If memory serves me correctly, we started with 198 recruits, had 12 men join us from SAFINCOS during the BCT phase, and somewhere around 95 men got the beret, two of whom lost it within a week because of cracked vertebrae.

      wow thanks alot..didnt expect the rates to be that high. btw isit 50+ ppl kana revocated after the bmt during ur times cause i thought each batch takes in onli 250 ppl..

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