posted on Feb, 21 2012 @ 03:31 PM
If you're going to go, go all in. Choose a combat MOS or one that will put you into a combat MOS unit. Infantry, Cavalry, Medic, etc... You can always
reclass later on and grab an MOS with good civilian sector skills if you want.
Don't mind the "I killed innocents" propaganda, as a trained soldier you will know how to prevent collateral damage and how to use escalation of force
to prevent such negligent actions. Try to get an enlistment bonus if you can, I'm not certain but if joining active I think there may not be any
enlistment bonuses for most occupations at the moment, but certainly look into that, you will appreciate it once you complete Basic and get to your
Finally... While in basic training, make every step you take a methodical one. I've seen a few soldiers get injured in basic and some of them had to
heal up and start all over again, and in some cases get medical discharged without ever having completed basic.
Oh, and to add, you must be comfortable with knowing all of the wars we have been involved with since WWII have not been just wars, and have not been
a fight for freedom. If you can handle that truth while keeping your mouth shut about it while enlisted, and at the same time still serve/deploy, that
will help you greatly.
edit on 21-2-2012 by Sek82 because: ETA