Originally Posted by InfantryMike12
Its what you make of it man, i love the army its too easy but i also love the lifestyle. It sucks at times especially in a line unit, but oh well checks will always come in and you will get fed. You will probably learn to drink more lol especially of you are stationed in germany! Just gotta learn how to man up and control yourself. Youll learn how to run a broom and mop thats forsure. You re house will always be clean no matter how hard you partied! Lol and as for the guy who talking about you getting a leadership position make it through basic first before you worry about leading soldiers...
Not Army, but 8yrs Marine Corps. I have seen many people enhance their life, and many destroy it with the military lifestyle. If you are [still] thinking of joining to solve a drinking problem, you will most likely fail, sobriety is not one of the more successful attributes of our fighting forces. However if you are joining to change the direction of your life by use of a drastic change, it really could go either direction. Every person I ever saw "in a hole" with their life in the military, was standing in that hole holding a shovel themselves. (or driving the backhoe in some cases) They often would blame the military for "screwing them", but the path always lead back to a bad decision. (or most often a group of them)
If it's still in the cards, and you haven't signed up yet, here's a good place to start.
*Find a job (MOS) you'd really love to do.
*Pick a duty station you'd really love to be stationed.
*Accept you're not getting/keeping either one of them.
*Suck it up.
*Buckle up and hold on for a ride you have little control over.
*Enjoy the ride.
PS- Don't marry (touch) a tag chaser, and don't screw another service members wife.