When someone looks at the US Military, they automatically think of the most formidable worldwide dominate military of the past two hundred years.
The US Military had a sole responsibility to be the best and that meant putting soldier’s lives on the line at whatever cost. Dangerous US Military jobs were now a normalcy in the United States. Take a look at what is considered the most dangerous military careers:
1. Special Ops. These soldiers are the best of the best; the top of their field. They are dropped into hostile areas to carry out special missions or gather intel. The Marines call them Marine Recon and the Army calls them Black Ops, Green Berets or Special Forces. Of course, the Navy calls them Navy SEALS. Whatever you call them, respect them because they are the cream of the crop and they are the guys that ensure you have a safe place to sleep at night.
2. Combat Medics. Many people do not give these guys enough credit. You may see them in numerous movies running around tending to soldiers that have been wounded. The fact of the matter is that these guys have it rough. This is a seriously dangerous job because they are in the action too and, most of the time, they are not firing back at the enemy because they are helping the wounded. The enemy are trained to take shots at combat medics before all else. If there are no medics on the field, no wounded can be helped.
3. Infantry. The infantry is the backbone of the military. This has been the base since the dawn of man and no one can dispute this fact. Without the infantry, no army can succeed and every enemy knows this and that is why most will target infantry at every outset by aerial attack at first or all out frontal assault.
4. Supply Truck Drivers. You wouldn’t think that being in Supply would be a hazardous job but in a war-time situation, it is. The enemy does not want you to re-supply your comrades so they will stop you at all costs and that means stopping supply trucks. In Afghanistan and Iraq, this was a serious issue as supply routes were targeted a lot.
5. Rescue Swimmers. Being in the Coast Guard or Navy might be a great adventure until you jump into the choppy seas during a storm with waves hitting 10 or 15 feet high. It is even worse when you are trying to save someone’s life. Rescue swimmers can be sent out during the day or in the dead of night and the weather conditions do not matter the least.
The United States military has a strong history of being able to persevere in the face of danger. Soldiers know what is expected of them before they enter the military and yet they go forward anyway. That is the measure of a United States soldier.