posted on Apr, 30 2011 @ 08:56 AM
Many jaded individuals will blather about your rights and freedoms but they don't walk in your shoes and aren't affected by your decisions. They
want to make political statements with your future. I recommend you sign the forms. Your chances of being drafted are nil and the benefits [student
loans, etc.] far outweigh the detriments.
As has been said, if you are unsure of your direction, consider enlisting, or at least take the exams. The exams will tell you something about your
skills and abilities in an unbiased fashion. If you do consider the military, there are many good schools in the services that will train you for
civilian jobs which will also allow you to try out a career path. For construction, the US Navy CB schools are tough to beat. If you want law
enforcement, the USCG offers many opportunities with their LEDET's and is the only service authorized to enforce civilian laws.
There are many others, such as computer training, welding, NDT, machining, nuclear power, etc., that will also readily translate into the civilian