Military Service Essay

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23rd September 2013

Students for Change, St Joseph's Convent, Richmond Street, Port -of-Spain

The Editor, Guardian Newspaper,
St. Vincent Street,
Port-of-Spain

Dear Sir/Madam,

Subject: Compulsory Military Training for Young men between the ages of 15 and 25 Director Martin Freeman of The Military force of Trinidad and Tobago says, “The amount of boys that enter the service each year, change from their delinquent behavior to disciplined, respectful young men." Without this opportunity most of these young men may have turned to a life of crime. This is why military service should be compulsory for all boys between the ages of 15- 25 who are not studying or employed. "The crime rate in this country is increasing rapidly, with most of the suspects being idle young men, this problem needs to change," said Officer Tony Fuentes, the head of the police force. Many young men who leave school at such a young age find it very hard to get employment; they therefore may end up stealing and getting involved in other illegal acts. Having them enrolled in military service can give them something to do which will decrease the number of boys on the streets and therefore the crime rate may also go down. By saying that this service should not be compulsory are we saying that we want the crime rate to increase and many innocent people to suffer?
Military training can be defined as a process which intends to establish and improve the capabilities of military personnel in their respective roles. This means that young men who join this training force can further their physical as well as their mental traits. “A young man without proper schooling or education can gain more respect and consideration for others within a few months at this military force,” Director Martin Freeman also stated in a television interview. These boys can now develop their qualities, becoming more obedient and hardworking youths. The Military

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