I suppose if I didn't care about moving around I would join the regular Army for the pay/education buffs as I'm too old for the Air-Force. Short of that, an honest look at the Navy wouldn't be out of the question.
If education, pay, family ties and a future in the civilian world were not priorities then the USMC might seem like a viable choice.
I can't say I'm worried about dying or being injured in any event. **** happens regardless, and if I die then my problems are all over anyway.
Last edited by Jerry; 06-17-10 at 05:01 PM.
Being an asthmatic I think I would be disqualified for any infantry type job and could only do technical. I'm studying molecular biology now, so I would be able to do some pre med/forensics work. I would love to be a doctor for the military. Any branch would be ok with me I guess. Both of my grandpas served. One was in the Army and the other in the Navy. Personally I would pick the Navy because I would want to see the world. Either that or the Air Force.
Tired of elections being between the lesser of two evils.When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. -Socrates
Truthfully, Navy and Air Force has become synonymous to "I want to be in the military but don't want to see combat" for me. The Army is "I want the most benefits I can get out of joining the military," whatever that means since the organization is such a behemoth. That's why I'm going to join USMC, it's the only conventional outfit left that is completely about serving your country and pride instead of benefits. Don't get me wrong: Choosing to join any branch is a respectful decision, and it certainly puts people above a lot of others in society. The Army has some very legitimate and hard outfits, but again, it's such a monolithic organization that gets whatever it can I really don't think I'd like to be under that guise. The Marine Corps. is still all about those old values man, and you want benefits? Go join the Peace Corps.
“Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checked by failure...than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.”
If I had to choose one it would be the USAF. It has the best options for jobs that are very transferable to the real world. Unfortunately these jobs are very hard to obtain.
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