They way society is today…being in the Army is one of the wisest choices I’ve made in my life, many people take being in the Army for granted and have no clue how beneficial the army can be. Your rent is guaranteed paid every month, money for food and your basically approved for anything in the world as long as you serve in the Army or any branch of service. You also gain free knowledge and experience that many outside people in the civilian world do not have the chance or opportunity to be a part of. The Army has a lot to offer and as a smart and knowledgeable individual that I am taking I plan on taking advantage of majority of the things that is being offered to me on a daily basis. The Army is about discipline, being in the right uniform at the right time and place, respecting the leaders above you and your peers under you and being proficient in your MOS .I use to think the Army was not for me I use to think it was too many rules and that it had nothing to offer. Back in June 2008 at age 18 after a year in the service I decided to get out of the Army and work at Wal-Mart, that was the worst mistake I ever made in my life the first thing I missed of course was the guaranteed checks on the 1st and 15th, whether you was sick or took regular leave/emergency leave your pay never changed. While in the army I never worried about being fired, if I was late to work there would be a counseling statement and/or maybe some corrective training it depended on your NCO and what they wanted to do but in the civilian world if your late even once or more than once, if you back talk to your supervisor or don’t do your job correct they can fire you very quick with no remorse because they know there are plenty of people who want and would appreciate your job, especially in the failing economy nowadays .
I decided to change my attitude on how horrible the Army was and give it a second chance. I rejoined the United States Army October in 2009 at 20 yrs old. Since then its...
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