Want to join Taiwanese army

Hi everyone :sunglasses:

I finished my training as paratrooper in Germany.I know how to use guns and freestyle fighting. :smiley:

And I also speak 5 languages including Chinese.

But then I ask ROCs army to join them they said:

a) to heavy…maximum is 95kg

b) to tall…no gala uniforms for me avaible

c) immigration will take 5 years, I am not a citizen of the ROC

On a) I can work… :stuck_out_tongue: easy to become so skinny like the most local people here :unamused:

But the rest is a big problem.

Any ideas :?:

I think you’re probably the first to want to join the Army here, so many people here ask how to avoid it !
How tall is too tall ?
If I was 95kg, I’ll be malnurished ! I guess they don’t want big strong men in the army :unamused:
If you were in the German army, can you join the ROC army ?

[quote=“matthewh”]I think you’re probably the first to want to join the Army here, so many people here ask how to avoid it !
How tall is too tall ?
If I was 95kg, I’ll be malnurished ! I guess they don’t want big strong men in the army :unamused:
If you were in the German army, can you join the ROC army ?[/quote]

When I came to Taiwan I had 105kg and just on my weight just 98kg…simple to loose weight if you go out for jogging 12km a day and do over 120 push ups.

I know one American-Russian is even a Lietunant in the ROC army.

I hate the NATO…Taiwan has no diplomatic ties with most countries and is not a member. I do not want to die for an idiot of Yankee US pilot who killed in a so called “friendly fire”. I am a sniper,too. I can shoot down the Chinese from Kinmen…close enough.

You sound like a perfect mecenary. Maybe you could join the taleban. Are you man enough to really fight or just want the uniform? There are mercenary jobs if you look. You sound army barmy. Probably when talking about nutters like george bush, yasser arafat, ariel sharon and osama bin laden you use first name terms.

Something like this:
“I think Osama will move from his cave to a new one.”

“Yasser should declare war on Israel.”

“Ariel and George are great at fooling people into believing peace will ever exist.”

You could try China, you could be useful to those snakes, but you want to shoot them up.

Well I suggest for the time being you stick to the internet cafes and play Counter Strike with the kids.

“Military men are dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy”. - Henry Kissinger

Perhaps you can get a job with the city government. They need some snipers to care of people who drive their scooters on the sidewalk, put lit cigarettes in trash bins, etc.

Perhaps you can get a job with the city government. They need some snipers to care of people who drive their scooters on the sidewalk, put lit cigarettes in trash bins, etc.[/quote]Sniping them them is over the top

A big hammer in the face is much more efficient

Go and join the French Foreign Legion.

Perhaps you can get a job with the city government. They need some snipers to care of people who drive their scooters on the sidewalk, put lit cigarettes in trash bins, etc.[/quote]

Where do I sign up?

On a good day, I can take out all ten balloons at the night market.

Yeah, me too (one-handed that is). And I nearly got applauded to by the crowd watching me … :slight_smile:

Perhaps you can get a job with the city government. They need some snipers to care of people who drive their scooters on the sidewalk, put lit cigarettes in trash bins, etc.[/quote]Sniping them them is over the top

A big hammer in the face is much more efficient[/quote]

Point taken. Let’s add to the list of targets: people whose scooters emit huge clouds of noxious blue smoke.

Perhaps you can get a job with the city government. They need some snipers to care of people who drive their scooters on the sidewalk, put lit cigarettes in trash bins, etc.[/quote]Sniping them them is over the top

A big hammer in the face is much more efficient[/quote]

Point taken. Let’s add to the list of targets: people whose scooters emit huge clouds of noxious blue smoke.[/quote]

Yes yes yes. I want to join.

You want to shoot at people and fight with them? Then why on earth would you want to join the Taiwanese army?

Damn you right; I should become a Marine.

You might talk to a member of forumosa named paogao, he revoked his US citizenship in H.K., became a ROC citizen, and was drafted into the Taiwanese army. I can’t remember how long it all took but he wrote a book about it in Chinese. Can’t remember the name, help me out here someone. Don’t know about the ‘too tall’ bit, though. Stoop?

So, it really is true. I always thought it was one of those urban legends.

So, it really is true. I always thought it was one of those urban legends.[/quote]

Er, he wrote a book about he experiences.

So, it really is true. I always thought it was one of those urban legends.[/quote]

Er, he wrote a book about he experiences.[/quote]

Is there an English edition out?

No. But check his Website. He has a chapter or two online. Maybe he’ll sell an e-copy.

IIRC, Poagao didn’t fully expect to be drafted, although he did his duty when it happened. He got his ROC citizenship by being legally adopted by a local family. The book chapter he translated into English discussed some of this. I think he has a link to the sample English chapter(s) in his thread:
forumosa.com/3/viewtopic.php?t=8348

So, to get into the TW military, first find a family to adopt you. :slight_smile:

(Anyone know if they allow civilians to help out on things? I’m a fair hand at fixing and accurizing the M16.)