Jenn, why do people not see the military as a viable occupation? Or at least a viable stepping stone? Some folks see it as a last chance effort at life. If you're constantly in trouble with the law or something, it's best if you join. I think I would have enjoyed the structure of it. Unless you want to move up in rank, I can see the release it would be to just follow orders. I don't have to think, just do what I'm told. Most of the people I know who joined pre-Sept. 2001 enjoyed their time and world travel. (One exception, my best good friend who joined Jan. 2001 and went to Iraq in '04, he did not enjoy his time...well, he didn't until that point came to where he knew they weren't going to send him back. He's the same old guy I used to know, but you can tell that there's something weighing on him. To say I'm proud or appreciative of him would be understatements.) Anyway, my cousin's bf went to Iraq a couple times and when he cycled out he joined the national guard. But he's very uptight and likes extreme structure, plus, he's a pretty high ranking dude for his age. Anywho, stepping off my soapbox now.
Originally Posted by jenn26point2
If I just said LOL, I lied. Do or do not. There is no try.