Joining the military is an important decision and one that should not be taken lightly. It is a minimum of an eight-year commitment regardless of how long your active duty contract is for when you sign your contract.
You should be certain that this is the path you are willing to take as there is basically no way to back out of your commitment once it has been made.
Take the time to conduct the research and speak to many about your decision until you are comfortable with signing on the dotted line.
Speak to the recruiter for the military branch you are interested in joining. If you are unsure about the branch, speak to the recruiter for each branch as well as those who serve in each to find out about the day to day lifestyle and career opportunities that are available. Speaking to those who are already in the military can be an excellent way to get a first-hand look at what your military life will entail if you choose to join.
If you do not have a recruiting office close to your home, you can speak to a recruiter online through your branch of service recruiting website. This can help to answer initial questions and you can set up an appointment to speak to a recruiter in person.
When you meet with the recruiter, ask any questions you have about the military from what daily life is like to what you can expect during training. It is helpful to write down a list of questions before you meet with the recruiter to ensure all of your questions are answered.
There are many benefits and advantages to military service but you need to ensure that it is the right decision for your lifestyle and career goals.