6.01.2005

Phase Two

Alright, since some people have stated that they won't click on more than 3-links in a blog, I guess I might have to stop making a bunch of links and just get on with the telling of my story.

Right. So I shall henceforth be known to all as Specialist Rutherford, of the Oregon National Guard. I enlisted, or reenlisted rather, into the National guard yesterday. I signed up with the 1249th Engineering battalion in Salem. My job (or MOS) is 31U (uniform) which will be changing to 25U in September. I am really stoked, because they will pay for a whole bunch of my college while I am in, and I also still have a bunch of the G.I. Bill left.

Part of phase two, is also getting back into school, and working towards my business degree. I am planning on attending Summer classes, in order to get back on track with my math. (Which I suck at.) The end result of Phase 2, and leading into Phase 3, is to get enough credits toward my degree to get accepted into Oregon's OCS (Officer Candidate School) and get commissioned as a Lieutenant. That way I will have a Business degree, a communications training background from the Army, and the leadership training and experience of being an officer. That will make up a pretty mean resume I think.

So that is my big news for the week, now if I can just get through school and my commission before they send my ass to the desert. Speaking of my ass.... (umm....) I have managed to get started making it smaller. I have lost eleven pounds in 2 weeks, and plan on losing a whole lot more over the next several months. So if you see me eating unhealthy food, or (God forbid) drinking a Coke, please kick my ass.

7 Comments:

At 6/02/2005 9:44 AM, Blogger everyday.wonder said...

Sounds like a pretty sweet setup in terms of school and training. And an MOS you might actually enjoy. Who am I kidding, it's working for the military. And besides, I'm not sure that Oregon AND "The Desert" are far superior to Oklahoma...

 
At 6/02/2005 9:45 AM, Blogger everyday.wonder said...

Uh, messed up my last sentence there. I am in fact sure that anywhere is better than Oklahoma...

 
At 6/02/2005 11:45 AM, Blogger Tim Lewis said...

Free cat...hahahaha

I sent that picture to everyone on the Cascade Hills team a couple of months ago. They didn't appreciate it. I'm glad someone does.

 
At 6/02/2005 12:30 PM, Blogger ted said...

That free cat is funny. I liked the Girl Scout Cookie stop sign best. One time I was coming out of Lowes and there were some Girl Scouts selling cookies. Now for those of you who don't know, I love Girl Scout Cookies. I like the Samoas best, followed closely by Thin Mints. I try to spend at least twenty bucks a year on the things. Anyway, I'm walking out of Lowes and this little girl says, "hello, sir, would you like to purchase some cookies for our fundraiser that goes toward our troop activities throughout the year?" I said, "you had me at 'hello.'" I then bought three boxes. I love those cookies.

 
At 6/03/2005 12:55 AM, Blogger Alien Shaman said...

Good luck Eric R.!

If you need help with your math, you know where to go - Jason's place!

 
At 6/04/2005 3:24 PM, Blogger Dwayne said...

You know what's funny is that I was talking with someone just the other day and they specifically told me that they would love take in a free cat. You've now solved for me what I'm emailing them.

About your phases...good stuff, Eric. The set-up sounds pretty cool. Does this mean that you won't always be "the specialist"?

 
At 6/04/2005 10:49 PM, Blogger Christi said...

You're an original over-achiever!!!

Look at you go!

 

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