Friend of mine has questions about enlisting either Force Recon or BUDS

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Felix Schmieder

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Dec 21, 2010
Hi a friend of mine took his ASVAB and is in great shape. He was talking to the recruiters and he said he can get a bud/s contract with the navy or force recon contract with the Marines. Is this true or is the recruiter stretching the truth a bit?

In practical terms, will there be any difference in his day to day life if he goes either direction? He really wants to get into the spec ops world, so I believe he is leaning towards BUD/s because it's a shorter route, so to speak.

Is it still true that in FR, you go to Batt Recon first then are eventually "promoted" to FR? I think that might be a bit of a turn off for him cuz he wants to to do the oo-rah stuff asap, but I don't know if that has changed since marsoc. I know essentially that FR and seals are similar in most regards, but what about the difference between Batt Recon and FR; what is the real and practical difference there? I know Batt does recon within 10 miles and FR does stuff beyond that, but what does that really mean? Does Batt do cool oo-rah stuff there too?

Any help would be appreciated, I'm trying to give him the right info but I feel like I'm a bit uninformed now. My suggestion was that I would hedge my bet and go the FR route and eventually into MARSOC as I'd rather be a Marine rather than a seaman if I washed out for whatever reason

Thanks for your time
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