MIL Do you regret joining the military?

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  1. _Kanwisher!

    _Kanwisher! Guest

    How many of you expected it to be a certain way, and you were dissapointed, how many of you went into the military as a last option, and ended up really enjoying it?
     
  2. whitecouch

    whitecouch spendin' our golden years in OT Supporter

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    Its not that I regret joining the military, I regret the career field I ended up with. That being said, tough jobs have a tendency to break you, change you, or fit you to a "t". I have definitely come out much more disciplined and determined. So in that respect there are no regrets.
     
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    i dont regret it. I am often displeased with the military and its ways, but I do not regret it.
     
  4. EYOB

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    MOS sucks, joining reserves sucks, especially when you have a sorry MOS.
     
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    it sucks alot sometimes but i dont regret it, i wish now that i had the opportunities to go to college and join as an army officer but when i joined i didnt want that
     
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    i wish i had joined when i was 18 and not 24
     
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    I think thats why I'd never join now. I almost joined the military a couple years ago but I was 22 years old. I just thought that if I didn't like it I'd be there till I was atleast 26 and maybe longer if I had to stay some of that extra 4 years you are obligated to. I could end up spending my entire 20's in the military and if I didnt like it that could be a miserable time in my life.

    At least when you join out of higschool you still have time to get out, go back to school and get a degree in your mid 20's.
     
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    i'm still having a blast regardless, :rofl:
     
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    Pretty much sums up my thoughts.


    Im glad I'm out now though!
     
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    I could never regret joining the military. I disagree with a whole lot of things in the military but I don't regret it. I think every American male should due sometime. Joining the military has made me a better person in many ways. I just wish I'd had joined earlier so when my time was up I'd have more options.
     
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    i dont regret it. hell i met my wife because of it. i will be, however, getting out in 8 months at the end of my enlistment. If i could i would reenlist in the air force. too bad theyre closed up
     
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    I love being an Officer :dunno:
     
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    I regret not enlisting before goin into ROTC
     
  14. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    I still didn't get my free t-shirt.
     
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    I dont regret joining but i wont regret leaving either.
     
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    I got two. I must have yours :dunno:
     
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    i don't think i have ever had more self pride/worth being that i am part of a force that is actually in action and use.

    however i my expectations were only met in so many circumstances. the army has many issues with bad leadership etc. its not like black hawk down thats all i can say.
     
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    i don't regret joining, i regret crossrating (i changed jobs).
     
  19. Ranger-AO

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

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    When I initially joined the Air Force I was very disappointed with the military. After tech school I was sent to a base that was losing their primary jet (the F-4) and gaining a new one (the A-10). But there was a gap of about 5 months where we had almost nothing to do, so we got sent out on shit jobs for the base. For those of us that were lucky enough to not be out on a shit job, we had the priviledge of making sandwiches for the squadron every day.

    Our shop had a "bitch book" that anyone could write anything that they wanted in. Most of the time the guys that wrote in it just wrote about funny jokes or something amusing that had happened during a shift. But after I had spent yet another shift doing nothing but mopping floors and fixing sandwiches, I filled up a couple of pages with some angry paragraphs about all of the time and effort and money that had been spent on my technical training, and how it had prepared me for my janitorial and sandwich shop careers. I got a nice long counseling session because of that entry in the bitch book. :mad:

    But once the A-10's arrived on base, life improved and my outlook on the military improved a great deal.

    If I could change anything, though, I wish that the Army of today could have been available back when I joined the Air Force. I would have joined the Army and probably would have stayed in until retirement.
     
  20. EYOB

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    :mamoru:

    ....but damn, a few pages ??
     
  21. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    You probably washed it and dried it by now.
    I bet it doesn't fit!
     
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    whitecouch spendin' our golden years in OT Supporter

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    Actually there are two. A large and a medium. Both are faded though.:squint:
     
  23. Team Bob

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    I don't regret it it at all. Yeah everything is not positive about it. There is a lot of bs. But in the end I think it was worth it, I learned a lot.
     
  24. bloodred83

    bloodred83 im in ur cost gard, savin' ur boatz

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    I don't regret it. Sometimes I'm unhappy with the way things turn out, but I've had more positive times than negative times in the Coast Guard. But people in the civilian sector have the same general issues and sometimes worse. I'm going to do at least 20 years, 5.5 down so far. Oh and joining at 18 certainly helped, being 38 and having the option to retire FTW.
     
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    I was very angry. :hsugh:
     

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