MIL Do you ever regret it?

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  1. teep

    teep New Member

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    I told my father recently that I was considering OCS after college and naturally he asked me why. Such a simple question and I couldn't give a straight answer. I don't have a particular sense of patriotic duty, I don't think I would feel like I was actually liberating the oppressed...I'd be lying if I said the military didn't appeal to my sense of grandeur and that I wasn't seeking some sort of adventure, but theres something more than that. I just can't figure out what that something is. All my life there was something tugging inside me that wanted to join the military. My college career is winding down and the feeling still lingers. Being that I study international relations and alot of history, war, and tactics (and enjoy it), I guess that would only make sense.

    Any comments/words of advice would be appreciated. I have a buddy that enlisted in the Army over a year ago and I soak in every word he has to say. I just like to get as many different perspectives as I can. Thanks.

    Cliffs: Thinking about OCS, but don't want to go for the wrong reasons and say, "Oh shit, bad idea"
     
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    PlutoBHG New Member

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    if you do join, going ocs you will have a much MUCH higher chance of not regretting it
     
  3. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    The only times I ever regretted joining the military were when I was young and short-sighted.
     
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    gkremian New Member

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    I have not met one person out of the military, especially those who went to OCS, who regret joining. As most of the guys I know (all my dads age ~60) call those years the 'Golden Years' or 'the best years of our lives'.
     
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    There are good days and bad...
     
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    Im not gonna lie, i know ALOT of people who regret enlisting in the navy, most of them have found a way home already...good or bad, and i dont really like hearing about either. And most of them DID just want to serve out their terms honorably. I dont regret it, it sucks alot at times. But i love serving and ive always wanted to and will continue to hoping things will get better for me.

    Granted my interaction with officers is alot less than enlisted, ive talked to alot of them and none of them regret joining.
     
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    at the moment i hate the fact that i picked my afsc because im in training status for freaking ever :mad:
     
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    Even if I didn't love the military in general I would never regret joining because of the experiences I've had and things I've learned. More than makes up for the shitty days.
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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  10. ManinCamo

    ManinCamo I wear big boy pants.

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    afsc? :dunno:
     
  12. ManinCamo

    ManinCamo I wear big boy pants.

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    AFSC = Air Force Speciatly Code = Job

    like the Army's MOS
     
  13. kidhero

    kidhero not really a hero, really just a big fat phony

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    thus far the good outweighs the bad

    one day the scale will tip

    i don't know when but eventually it will
     
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    scottiemac It's time to shoot some hot dogs!

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    I never regretted it while I was in. Nor will I while I'm out. I can honestly say it was one of my best choices so far in my life.
     

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