MIL Have you ever regretted going to the armed forces?

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  1. NPT

    NPT Guest

    what are the catches of joining the armed forces? (as either officers or soldiers)
     
  2. Tycoon

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    Only downer for me is that I love to travel with friends, so that's restricted. Work and national guard don't mix so good either. That's from my experience though.
     
  3. BillyJackNCoke

    BillyJackNCoke I've got something to say, I raped your mother tod

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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    No, although I imagine that individual experience and personality play heavily here. If nothing is ever your fault, and you can't learn from mistakes, then the military will be the worst 4-6 years of your life. Everyone will be out for you and you will never catch a break.

    If you are optimistic and can find the good in almost anything, learn from your mistakes, and admit when you are wrong, then you will do fine and love it.

    You can't control who is above you, but you can control your attitude. Attitude can be used in your favor.
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    Catches depend on the branch as some branches have more than others.
    Here are some that apply to all military:
    • You can't quit.
    • You have to do what people tell you to do as long as it is legal; the person telling you what to do could be an idiot.
    • What is legal changes somewhat when you are in the military; more stuff is added.
    • There is a good ol boy system.
    • Rank has it's privileges (although this is a plus when you gain some rank).
    • You are held to a higher standard than civilians.
    There are tons more positive things about the military, each branch has their differences.
     
  6. BillyJackNCoke

    BillyJackNCoke I've got something to say, I raped your mother tod

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    I think for the most part, atleast in the Air Force is your first 2 years. They suck b/c you're getting used to the rules and everything. After you're a SrA it gets kinda relaxed. Sometimes I regret it but I'm getting paid to do an easy ass job, and I have job security as long as I don't fuck up majorly
     
  7. x deaD piXeL

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    Nope. Won't ever regret it until I get shipped to Iraq. Hopefully they don't deploy me when I'm in ROTC (if that's even legal.)
     
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    If you are contracted with or without scholarship you should be in the IRR and thus able to be activated. You're at the bottom of the barrel but they could do it.
     
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    ManinCamo I wear big boy pants.

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    :ugh: - on a couple levels.

    Oh, and Immortal1 is correct.
     
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    bassjunky I'm baaaaa-ack!

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    Yes and no.
     
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    x deaD piXeL Turn up the fucking music!

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    i regret reenlisting. the first 4 years were alright
     
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    Sometimes I regret it. Would I do it again? Yes.
     
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    it sucks if you have a close family, and a lot of times the pay is nowhere near the work.
     
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    nope, not at all
     
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    yes, i regret it more and more every day. all my friends are graduating college FTL
     
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