Was he in a combat unit? What was his MOS?
It makes a lot of difference what unit you end up in. If you really want to get weapons or explosives training volunteer or do whatever it takes to get into a combat unit. Motorized infantry 200th regiment is a good bet for this. The good part is, nobody wants to be in a combat unit because it SUCKS big time. Like marching from Kaoshung to Xinzhu on foot several times a year, in full BDU and combat gear (hint: it’s not very comfortable at all). Everyone’s worst nightmare is either going to an outlying island like Kimmen or going to any combat or jungle warfare unit.
People would kill to scrub toilets for a year. Because that means no war games, training, exercises, etc… Like being in headquarter company at any induction center. All you do is sit there counting equipment and cook the food. No training, war games, exercises, just whatever needed to maintain the unit or the base (sometimes you have to stand watch). Worst my unit ever did was going to the mountains for a few hours to help clean up after a typhoon. It’s boring as hell though so if you want an exciting military life (very few Taiwanese want it, but it’s forced on him depending on what the lottery lands on), pray you get picked for units that participates in Han Guan war games. It’s all live fire there. They literally treat it like combat missions. Oh and when there’s a Han Guan, you don’t go on leave, it’s all canceled.