Reginald E Johnson
October 31, 2012
Mandatory Military Service Mandatory military service has been a part of our country for centuries. It has produce loyal, respectful, disciplined soldiers who later became productive, respectful, patriotic, law abiding citizens and a great influence in their respective communities. Military service has changed my life and the life of other members who may have been on the wrong side of the law had it not have been for the training, discipline, leadership, respect and skills that we have received while serving our country. The mandatory military service requirements would be for qualified male applicants, 18 - 25. The purpose is to provide a safer country and prevent senseless violent crimes that sometimes result in the murder of someone that we love. This country’s values, beliefs, and constitution were built on the backs of those citizens who took to arms for the defense of our nation and gain its independence from the Great Britain. To keep our nation ready to combat any enemy, foreign or domestic, the conscription was implemented in order to keep our forces trained and ready. In 1777, a Prussian officer named Friedrich Von Steuben assisted General Washington with his military experience. He brought a wealth of experience and was able to teach basic soldiering, discipline, order, loyalty, and respect. His military implementation on General Washington forces, was the beginning of the US Army and his influence still remains it todays Army (Shay, 2009). For decades, violent crimes have led to the senseless deaths of our loved ones. Most of these crimes are committed by people who have no respect for the law, non-productive, lack of discipline, low self-esteem, issues with depression and poverty stricken. Military service training provides young adults with discipline, pride, respect, skills, esprit de corps, loyalty, honesty,...
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