Intro to ME!

Cory Schwandt

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Hey guys, My name is Cory Schwandt. I am 22 Years of age, I am from New Braunfels Texas, and I am currently in the Navy.
I am an avid swimmer, Workout fiend, Cook, and athlete.
Oh, and I love guns...Surprise
I originally joined the Navy to be an SO(SEAL Operator) but during Pre-BUDS Dive MO PT, I had bad knee pains and that mixed with family issues I had dropped from the course(it was the worst choice I've ever made) I do regret it. Now I am an Airman Undesignated going to the USS Eisenhower. I am now trying to get in to the EOD Program because I know that Special Operations is where I am meant to be. I love High Speed High Stress and Low Drag. I love challenges and situations that really test your persona. I am also looking into the Navy's STA-21 Program(EOD) I am looking for advice on all of this; I am very cherry to this but I am willing to do ANYTHING if told the correct advice; there's no limit to what I will do to reach my goal! Hope to meet a great mentor, and friends to share all this experiences with; this kind of community is exactly what I am looking for.

Thank you so much.
 

SkrewzLoose

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You realize you contradict yourself in your intro, correct?
What class were you originally supposed to be a part of when you were in Pre BUD/S?
What other options did you have (rate wise) when you spoke to the classifier after dropping?
 

Cory Schwandt

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You realize you contradict yourself in your intro, correct?
What class were you originally supposed to be a part of when you were in Pre BUD/S?
What other options did you have (rate wise) when you spoke to the classifier after dropping?


I FINALLY FOLLOWED INSTRUCTIONS!
Hopefully that was sufficient enough; thank you for welcoming me. I hope to hear from alot of you guys and get me pointed in the right direction...

I was going to be class 296; and I had storekeeping, and yeoman, and undes airman to chose from(not exactly my choices when I scored a 80 on my ASVAB) I felt like shit. But "It's the needs of the NAVY!"

I was told to take undes because it is usually overmanned. And I want to get back into a special program; that is my ultimate goal in life. Maybe I made a stupid choice? I mean I have talked to my Senior Chief here at NATTC and a few Warrant Officers and they are willing to give me a recommendation next week on my STA package if I prove myself. I mean it's all a "Maybe" but it is nice to have some sort of hope that me as lower enlisted can win over upper command especially at that caliber.I have to present a statement to them as to why I stand out and what motivated me to decide this path. I know one EOD Chief down in Panama CIty at the Dive School I spoke to over the phone briefly and just told me to get ready for my brain to hurt; more so than my body. I am up for the Challenge though.
 

CDG

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I FINALLY FOLLOWED INSTRUCTIONS!
Hopefully that was sufficient enough; thank you for welcoming me. I hope to hear from alot of you guys and get me pointed in the right direction...

I was going to be class 296; and I had storekeeping, and yeoman, and undes airman to chose from(not exactly my choices when I scored a 80 on my ASVAB) I felt like shit. But "It's the needs of the NAVY!"


What's with the all caps blowing yourself over doing a simple task? Also, it may seem insignificant, but you are not a BUD/S dud. BUD/S duds are dudes that have at least been to Coronado and completed part of BUD/S. You never made it past Great Lakes.
 

Etype

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I had bad knee pains
It doesnt mean I am weaker than another candidate!
These are contradictory statements. Sure, there are fluke injuries, but 90% of the guys who get hurt in training weren't ready to be there- aka, weak. There's nothing wrong with saying, "I wasn't ready for what I got into." That at least gives you a starting point for a path to success. Saying you weren't weaker sets you up for the same fate you already suffered.
 

racing_kitty

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A little late to the party (as usual), but welcome.

I'm former Army EOD, btw. The Chief you talked to is right, it's like trying to drink water from a fire hose with all you have to learn.
 
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