Snooki Puncher -- In the Army Now

3/6/2011 9:43 AM PST

Snooki Puncher -- In the Army Now

The guy who infamously punched Snooki in the face back in the early days of "Jersey Shore" has had such a tough time finding work since the incident ... he's had to hit up Uncle Sam for a job.

Brad Ferro pled guilty to one charge of simple assault, paid a $500 fine and served six months probation back in 2009 for the Punch Heard 'Round the Shore.

His dad tells the NY Post Brad hasn't been able to find work, so he's now in training to be a Cavalry Scout -- which, according to, means he's "the commander's eyes and ears on the battlefield."

If we ever invade Seaside Heights, he's our guy.