Physically? Academically, No comparison.
- The nuclear program is widely acknowledged as having the most demanding academic program in the U.S. military. The school operates at a fast pace, with stringent academic standards in all subjects. Students typically spend 45 hours per week in the classroom, and study an additional 10 to 35 hours per week outside of lecture hours, six days per week. Because the classified materials are restricted from leaving the training building, students cannot study outside of the classroom.
- —Guest EMC/SS
- the mos 13 foxtrot is one of the hardest MOS's the AIT is combined into 6 weeks. learning how to call in multiple different aspects of fire in 3 different ways. on top of that they learn every aspect of the infantry that 11 Bravos go through
- —Guest Army
With all apologies
- The Navy Nuclear program and it's subsequent rates are ONE of the harder fields in the armed forces. Without any chest pounding or bragging, I think we can all agree that only a select few have the aptitude and commitment to serve as ETNs EMNs, and MMNs.
- —Guest JM
- Any rate aboard a submarine. Especially a 688. You're trained on every piece of equipment on the boat, regardless of rate. You need to be ready to fight a casualty at any moment. When you finally prove to the rest of the crew that you're not a bag of dicks, and they know they can trust you with their life, you qualify in submarines and get your dolphins. And those fish mean more than any rank.
- —Guest Adrienneleelo
- really? try being a FMF corpsman with a infantry battalion, POGS!
- —Guest DOC
Task force 121
- all you think you have it hard try task force 121 then talk about hard maybe one day all of the people talking about cav and rangers are hard not even close to what ive seen and done
- —Guest Shane
Task force 121
- all you fags think you have it hard try task force 121 then talk about hard
- —Guest shane
Since noone has stated yet....
- Right now Im in Aircraft maintenance (2A5X1) in the Air Force. Not the easiest job but far from the hardest. Just very demanding work. We have another job within our job that deals with loading the aircraft hours for the planes. We call this Debrief. Its called an Operations Dispatcher in the civilian world I believe. While doing this job deployed I got the chance to work with Analysis (2R0X1) and Maintenance Scheduling (2R1X1). These jobs are so easy physically and mentally. They are complete desk jobs. Analysis maintains the info that is put into the system by maintanence personnel and Scheduling schedules which planes to fly when. Simple as that. The base im at my job entails us to work 8 hr shifts, but our job runs 24 hrs a day. So you could either be on days, swings, or mids for your shift. Analysis and Scheduling will only work day shift. Ever. Unless your deployed and then you work 12 hr shifts either days or mids. depending on where you are located. Very simple.
- —Guest WOJO, AD AF ACFT MX
Marine Grunt is hardest job
- Just like my fellow Marine posted, it sucks. You endure bootcamp which sucks. Go to training and you are still treated like a recruit. You get to your unit and you are a "boot". You are a Marine, but you will have no friends besides other boots. Until you come back from your first combat deployment you will not get much respect. The senior lance corporals will make you life complete hell. It's tradition though and on the flip side you can do it when new boots check in. You can expect to carry a broom and mop when your not in the field doing a pointless exercise. Marines don't have laser tag like the Army. It has the smallest budget in the entire military so don't expect much. You will clean weapons millions of times, just to be ordered to do something. That's not including 20 mile humps, log PT, 6 mile runs, and living in the field so long without a shower mold is growing on your balls. As a grunt you walk everywhere you go. The idea is to keep you so pissed off that you kill everythin
- —Guest Hard on
- there is like not a single posting for an "easiest job". everyone is just competing for hardest. lol
- —Guest umm
- Arty is by far the hardest. We do almost every MOS job including our own
- —Guest Clay simpson
The mighty Boatswain Mate
- If your in the Navy you must know that the deck seaman/ BM is the hardest, most under appreciated job in the Navy. Your considerd undesignated so you have no other job but sweeping, painting, cleaning up mess, working parties, you are disposable an nobody cares about you. Most deck seaman had real jobs in the Navy but failed out of school or got tricked by their recruiters thinking they had a real job, so if your the BM/Boatswain Mate supervising this misinformed seaman, it sux.. A BM works long hours, is the last to go on liberty, last to go home, & is barely recognized by their captain. Yet look at your history and next to the Hospital Corpsman, we have the most Medal of Honor's in the Navy.. Bar none the Navy Boatswain Mate has it the hardest.
- —Guest BMC
- 19D is all I have to say. If you ain't cav! You ain't SXXt!
- —Guest jay
- Try being a marine infantryman, you go through boot camp: treated like shit. Infantry Training Batalion: treated like shit. Then you go to the ever so wonderful fleet, where you meet your terminal lance corporals' (E-3) and are treated once more like complete shit until you get back from your first deployment. But wait there is more, this also means you have to specialize in every MOS that is supposed to support you while deployed at a 10 man patrol base because most the time those guys are too damn busy to actually help you out and do their job, (Excluding the Heilos because lets face it who wants a grunt in charge of something that flys) But yeah I'm sure you all had alot of reading in air condition class rooms and those light pt runs in the morning of 3 miles was just treacherous... trust me you don't know shit, most grunts will break you off black-out drunk.
- —Guest dis-GRUNT-led
- I'm not diminishing from the special forces, but I don't think jobs that are just tedious Lon jar work with punishment vice reward deserve their spot here. Any job like that, with Navy small boy Snipes in mind. 110 hour weeks in port (base) and more out to sea, never having what they need to do their jobs right be it people time or parts... sleep deprived, given impossible tasks and doing the best they can while at random groups or individuals are plucked out for the ship not being up to spec and demoted or kicked out... its not combat and it's not high visibility but that makes it harder not easier to get the job done, because as I'm sure the replies will reflect (in general), no one gives a fuk about them an would rather downplay their role.
- —Guest Wtf