posted on Jan, 29 2011 @ 07:11 PM
Originally posted by The_ZomarThankfully not even a minute of my life wasted on such a dead end "career"
I'm sure we are not missing anything special...
Wow, I served 24 years and wouldn't trade my experiences for anything. I enlisted in 1985 as a Private; made Sergeant First Class and eventually
retired as a Major - completed Ranger School and the Q course not once but twice... I don't think there is any other career I ever wanted.
I have been places and seen things people wouldn't believe. I've jumped from an airplane at 20k feet and rode a horse through the mountains and
desert of Afghanistan.
I have been both been bored to tears and stricken with fear on the same day; held a dear friend as he died in my arms, seen heroes and villains in
action - cried with widows and presented a flag to an 8 year old orphan at a funeral. Best part is I would do it all over again today given the
There isn't a mission I participated in that wasn't just and made the world a better place to be.
The military especially being a military officer is always in the top 10 respected professions in America.
It is hardly a dead end.
Most companies want to hire and actively seek retired or ex -military officers for their leadership programs and management teams; why because it’s
a dead end?
No because they already have demonstrated they can be successful at something very challenging under duress and with tight resources.
Originally posted by The_Zomarit’s not hard to join the military... in fact it's quite easy.
Actually, only 3 of 10 people aged 18-21 in the United States qualify for military service most are either disqualified mentally (meaning test scores
or education), morally (meaning being drug user or having past non-waiverable criminal behavior) or physically (usually too fat).
I'm guessing from your view of the military it’s probably best for everyone concerned that you chose not to participate.