If you don’t personally know someone who has been in the military recently, you might wonder why joining the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or National guard is such a great idea. Many people join because their fathers or their mothers were in the service and it’s just something the family expects of them. They don’t give it much thought–it’s simply tradition. If you’re not part of that type of family, you get to really examine your options.
1. Military service is a proud tradition. When you join the military, you’re forever a soldier, and after active duty, a highly-respected veteran. Just that respect and sense of pride is one excellent reason to join the military.
2. Military jobs are some of the best in the world. You have guaranteed work and never have to worry about being unemployed.
3. Military service guarantees you a place to live, healthcare benefits, retirement benefits, employment and education. All these things that graduates typically worry about will be things you no longer have to worry about. As a member of the United States military your future and your financial well-being are assured. You can’t lose your retirement to a shaky stock market, and you don’t ever have to worry about being let go and unable to meet your financial obligations.