Thoughts on joining the french foreign legion? 19 if that has any bearing on your answer
You learn French in a life or death situation. What more could you want?
Learn french, I mean, try to learn a shitload of basic stuff, they're gonna give you a french/yourlanguage dictionnary anyways, but it helps
They'll talk english at first, but you need to learn french real fast
you better not have had any injuries, they don't like that, but if you want to join engineering, they won't be that much pointy
Learn some shit about the different regiments, for instance what you are looking for is something like the 2nd REG, look forward into it
oh and get /fit/ nigga, this shit is going to be hard as fuck, trust me
Coming from a french milfag, see you someday foreign comrade
>in U.S. Army
>army won't send me to any schools
>can't get airborne, flight medic, ranger, anything
>stuck in a shitty mech unit
>contract is up later this year
Give me one good reason why I shouldn't go to France and join the FFL
>get to live in France
>get to learn a new language
>will be doing the same things I've already been doing anyway
>will be airborne by default
>will do training I wouldn't get in my conventional us army unit
>do my time and apply for French citizenship
>stay in France and go live in the countryside somewhere with my French qt wife
If I'm choosing military as a job anyway, might as well try it
Op.. This is an option for me sure, but i don't know much about the military and i don't want to be put in some fucking shit role. I said engineering because that seems to get you more job options post army career but what would actually be the pros and cons of the different options. What even are the options? I know i can't do airborne though because my eyesight isn't good enough.
It's stupid if you're coming from the US, the FFL is only decent for Yuros who don't have a decent military in their home country to join and 3rd worlders who will do anything for that French citizenship.
What if you're an American with a previous drug arrest. It was expunged but it was felony level charges which were reduced to misdemeanor and expunged. That was 10 years ago but I don't think the US would take me still. I've graduated college though so I'm not a fuck up and I obviously don't touch drugs anymore. Would the ffl take me? What is the maximum age for the US military and the ffl?
I don't know, there is a lot of people in the US Military that have mental issues. I kind of always wanted to go just to learn soldiering and useful skills, but eh, don't really want to be attacked or raped.
>. Would the ffl take me?
Probably, but if they'd take you the |US probably would. Talk to a recruiter.
> What is the maximum age for the US military and the ffl?
35 for US Army. 39.5 for FFL
Haha. If you think the people in the US military have mental issues then you are in for a treat in the FFL.
It depends on what branch specifically. The US army has a maximum age of 35 to enlist and the marines have 28 for example.
>edgy /pol/tard that calls self Zyklon
>didn't even bother to solve for a hash that starts with !B
ITT people who have never been in or near the Légion
Go to google
The FFL is more likely to take people with shitty lives in third world countries or criminals with just enough bad behavior to make life harder for them, but not enough they can not be saved
Learn basic French, go to /int/ for that
Do pull ups and run and push ups
If you have vision problems, untreated or missing teeth, or any weird other health problems besides minor vision problems, don't even bother showing up.
People tell you there is the same chance to be enlisted wherever you go, do not listen to them, go to Aubagne directly.
Understand there is an 8/9 turn away rate
You do not choose or even have any real impact on your assigned regiment
The Gestapo is terrifying, watch for the mafias and chinamen
Why would I want to speak an irrelevant, dying language? I know English, which is the lingua franca of the 21st century, and Spanish, to communicate with the spic laborers that work under me. All I need
Chinese might be good too, to welcome our new overlords when the time comes, since its also one of the most spoken languages on earth
If it impacts your running or marching ability, it is guaranteed you will not be accepted. If it doesn't, a doctor at Aubagne or Paris 'might' pass your inspection, but that is extremely unlikely. The only medical problems I have seen be passed are minor color blindness, flat feet, or a handful of vision problems that are easily corrected with glasses. Even if you are in perfect shape, are fluent in French, and completely motivated, the chances are slim of you getting in to begin with. However, bonne chance, and remember that you are competing with 150 other men for a slot in Castel.
That does not really happen. The Légion is a modern military that struggles for the government to allow its continued existence, if there were any more publicity issues such as rape being even remotely common, the Légion would lose all funding.