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  • #16
    Originally posted by gunnyv View Post
    Dennis, being a 5711 at the Chem/Bio Incident Response Force (CBIRF-for the kids, g--gle it)
    those CBIRF guys got it good... they get all the amazing training and get to do a ton of cool trips for it too!! theres a guy in know thats there now, who really likes it as far as i know.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by ridebmxnc View Post
      those CBIRF guys got it good... they get all the amazing training and get to do a ton of cool trips for it too!! theres a guy in know thats there now, who really likes it as far as i know.
      Correct, it's a great training opportunity regardless of MOS, but long hours too. Regardless, the opportunities for 5711s to be assigned there are slim, so you are much more likely to end up counting gas masks and monitoring PFTs.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by gunnyv View Post
        Dennis, being a 5711 at the Chem/Bio Incident Response Force (CBIRF-for the kids, g--gle it) would definitely put them on a good track. However, just about every other 5711 (95% of them) spends most of his time in the unit training office entering PFT and rifle range scores when they are not running a mask confidence chamber or acting as a MCMAP instructor. Most of the ones I've know hate their MOS and would rather have been cooks.
        Everyone sits in the office at some point in their career for a little bit doing the paperwork. 5711's might or might not do more of their fair share, depends on the unit, the OIC/NCOIC, and luck. However, the job of a 5711, when not in garrison running the chamber and counting suits in the warehouse, is running a significant portion of the Ops Center, a position that most junior ranks do not get the opportunity to do.

        Now, if you are on the CBIRF crew, you are doing tons of hands on ops and training and can even more directly demonstrate proficiencies in your fire applications. The unit is as high speed/low drag as any in the Corps right now. But, even the 5711's not in CBRIF learn the critical Emergency Management skills that Departments are looking for in their staff and future leaders.
        Be for Peace, but don't be for the Enemy!
        -Big Russ

        Learn from the mistakes of others; you won't live long enough to make them all yourself.

        Originally posted by nyckftbl
        LOL....dont you people have anything else to do besides b*tch about our b*tching?

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