So have you considered a career in the military? 83 replies

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emonkies

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#1 12 years ago

[COLOR="black"]Bush war adviser says draft worth a look - Yahoo! News [/COLOR] They are talking about bring back the draft to meet manpower requirements.

IIRC draft age is ages 18 to 27. Also I think if you were in College you are exempted.

I can imagine there are gonna be some people not happy with this.




Roaming East

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#2 12 years ago

oh boy, this oughta be good.




Tas

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#3 12 years ago

Better sign up now so you can choose your coffin, greens or asorted metals.




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#4 12 years ago

I have considered it, but at my age, it’s no longer a choice I would make. A friend of mine just joined up a few weeks ago, and she was shipped out on last Thursday. She's 20 and joined the army reserve. May her wits be with her, because no god will.




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#5 12 years ago

I joined the army in 1998 and have finished 4 different tours now. I personally love it and think you would be hard pushed to find a better lifestyle. i wont leave until i have done 22 years, but so far i have had a full and varied acreer.




Roaming East

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#6 12 years ago

Cant say i havent enjoyed my military career though the upcoming end of my 3rd combat deployment will see me exiting as Ive grown beyond it. Offers an excellent lifestyle and serious career training benefits for those smart enough to take advantage of them and theres always the educational benefits to weigh in as well as the pride in doing the work.




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#7 12 years ago

Before I went to the army I thought to create a career there but then noticed that it wasn't my cup of tea and politics interested more. Later when I had just 3-4 months before getting into reserve, I indeed had made a good choice not to stay there.




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#8 12 years ago

I don't want to get shot, end of my story They can't bring back the Draft, no one will support it, if they do I'm movin to Canada




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#9 12 years ago

Canada FTW! lol. I'm 14 so i'm safe for 4 years.




Chemix2

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#10 12 years ago

The thought has crossed my mind, for 3 seconds, and the answer is "no", definitively and ultimately, no. I am not a person who fares well with getting screwed over by authority, much less on a regular basis; it doesn't matter to me whether or not there is anything I can do about it, I try to do something, which would probably result in either being labeled as AWOL, or otherwise dishonorably discharged and I am not about to be jobless and shamed for the rest of my life over something stupid. I am best left to designing things and planning things and perhaps building things even. If there were a draft, there would be problems, like mass immigration to Canada, lack of a support for congress, etc. etc. It's funny to think of Americans possibly being the new Mexicans, crossing a boarder illegally en masse.