I've served in the Army and in the Air Force. The thing that many people don't understand is the military isn't a job. It consumes your life. At times, it's very exciting. Other times, you want to stab your eyes out because you're doing something you utterly hate but have few options for making a change. I agree with the previous concerns about joining simply to get an advanced degree underwritten. If there isn't a love of service and a desire to give something back then save yourself and those in service a lot of grief and move on.
And listen to NutMeg: you don't "enlist" if you're becoming an officer.
Feel free to send me a private message with any questions you may have.
Last edited by say_rahhh; 11-10-2010 at 10:18 PM.
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