posted on Sep, 1 2012 @ 01:25 AM
I would say...whatever you feel you think is right, as long as you have researched all your options. I found myself asking the same questions not too
long ago and now here I am, serving the US Army as a 74D...being in the military is not as bad as what people see in the news media outlets. There are
many job MOS's in the military that'll keep you out of direct line of combat an attached to rear detachment. So don't always fear for the worst, it
is a great experience and teaches us about combat, techniques, life saving training an self awareness of your surroundings that most soldiers end up
learning after a couple of years or so and maintain that for life....
truth is, its not the life in the army but the stress that gets to soldiers, other then that, you have your battle buddies to rely on an you form a
bond, a brotherhood that's unbreakable, like family they your back an will always back you up, for those are the bonds needed for a combat situation.
Like any other job in the world an society also, nothing is ever perfect an the military is also effected by that. Yeah, the GOV is messing up pretty
bad I guess, but being military myself, I have yet to complain about anything.
In my honest opinion, have them sign up for the minimum, it being 3 an a half years including basic training an AIT, trust me, it goes by quick...real
quick! an if they decide the military is not them, then by all means they can leave after there term and leave honorably with a fat check to any
school of there choosing, skills learned from the military and a great background being military, lets face it, people hire MILITARY, especially those
with secret clearances.