This may have been posted a lot on this website, but i am considering going into the national guard as i would to service my state and country. But there is something holding me back. Fear and…Continue
"That reminded me of a past conversation. One person I talked to who enlisted signed up for the ?Russian language? MOS failing that Spanish and had it signed into her contract. After she finished basic they tried to change the…"
I grew up in the same small town my whole left. I left everything I knew at age 18 and never looked back. Every time I go home, I see people from high school doing the same things they were doing back then, hanging out with the same…"
"That is a very good point and vary valid. I have one friend who joined the military after getting her degree and the military picked up the tab for the degree. It depends on getting skills sets that are marketable.…"
"At the end of the day it is always the person’s decision. Looking back on my life I realize that I got as far as I have because of the expectations and hard work of my parents. By expecting and helping to teach hard things…"
"If the situation were economically ideal then I could understand wanting the degree first then going to officer school. My roommate got his degree and had no clue what to do with it so he started talking to recruiters and is now a first…"
"*Reposted to reply to the correct post. Bad on me for posting from mobile phone earlier.
I'm not painting you. I responded to what you wrote. Perhaps you didn't intend it to be condescending. That's the way it came across to me. How…"
"I have to agree with Mr. Danger. I honestly don't think that you meant any disrespect, or hold enlisted men in low regard, but it did come across that way. Retiring as an E-8 or E-9 is much more difficult, demanding and rewarding than some…"
"I'm glad that you are considering military service. By no means do I feel that you need to serve to be considered patriotic, but for myself, I served to feel that I did my part for my country. I served in The Marines for 4 years and earned the…"
"My father and I never discussed enlisted members or NCOs ever. He never lead me to believe anyone was unworthy. During my father's retirement it was mentioned he got an award for employing disabled people. When I asked him…"
"Irritation? Yes. Your post was offensive. Your lack of understanding of the value of enlisted members and NCOs was self-evident. Perhaps your father's attitude caused you to believe that only officers were worthy.
How you choose to raise your…"
"I did not have that option. However my father did and was an officer.
Did my answer spark irritation or show some lack of understanding? I would like to know because I may face my son wishing to go into the military one day."
"I think Native Son nailed it. I'll go further. Not only are these things not taught in schools, there are few apprenticeships, and few fathers willing and able to teach this (many reasons). I'd dare say that in some…"
"Ok, everyone is saying to read a lot, and that is certainly true. But write also. How about writing about that child you're bringing into the world? Notebook it or blog it. Becoming a dad has been the best experience I have ever…"
"Literally millions of hobbies to take up. Carpentry, plumbing, gardening, car care, electricity, cooking, athletics, reading. You are on the right track already. Exercise extreme patience with the boys or they will hate being…"
"Points for you to ponder: Have you forgiven her? Has she forgiven herself? Now, have you forgiven yourself? (What? But I...) Sush, just shush. Think about how you reacted to the news. Turmoil may have caused you to…"