Good for you! Thank you for your service. I think the one thing that will help you as you get thru boot and into the swing of things is a good attitude. It's easy to cop a poor attitude in the service. The reasons are many, but include a big bureaucracy that often seems inept and a "hurry up and wait" mindset that can get very irritating. Then there are your fellow soldiers, many of whom have a bad attitude themselves. This can be very addictive because to be "one of the guys" you have to act like them.
But if you pull the right strings you can do just about anythimng, includig getting the Army to pay for college and graduate school. If you've got
the moxie for it, get a degree, then go to OCS. You can make a great career of this....
....or you can screw it up and be one of those who "can't wait to get out."
Good luck to you.