Serving in the United States Military

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Serving the United States Military comes with many responsibilities as well as pressure and accountability. However, the military isn’t for everyone, but it offers so much for those who serve. One thing that must be known and dealt with is that this career could be a life threatening one, and there are many obstacles one must go through beforehand. Joining the military isn’t all about wanting to carry a weapon or looking good in a uniform it’s about everyone doing their job to their best trained abilities. There are many reasons for joining the armed forces. Protection of the country, loved ones, and rights of the citizens are all included. Some have never been a part of something bigger than themselves and it’s great for someone to be part of a team that does everything right and to their best ability for the good of their people. However, there are also reasons that help the one joining as well. The military is in fact a career so of course pay, benefits, and respect all come with the job if earned. When enlisted into the military, the starting pay will be $1516.20 a month but ranges all the way to $5617.50 a month depending on the rank of the soldier. Officers on the other hand are paid $2811.60 a month ranging all the way to 15,913.20 a month. (Statistics) Members also receive deductions on insurances and the GI Bill as well which will help the member or the offspring of that member to attend a university without charge. This goes to show that the military takes care of its veterans in ways that some might need it the most. Insurance and education are very expensive and that’s why the military does help in those departments. How easy is it to join? Well it can be very easy for others as well as very difficult if... ... middle of paper ... For those who would like to join make it for the better. Millions of jobs are out there outside of the military but which jobs will help create something that cannot be broken? Something that last forever and no weapon of mass destruction can utter. Camaraderie and love for the country are two things that will never be taken away. Military life isn’t for everyone, but then again, the military is here for everyone. Works Cited AFBMT. MEPS-Military Entrance Processing Station. 2012. 10 February 2014 . Miltary, Today's. Boot Camp. 2014. 10 February 2014 . Statistics, Bureau of Labor. Occupational Outlook Handbook. 8 January 2014. 10 February 2014 .

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