There are several benefits that recruitment offices will mention to entice you to enlist in the United States Army. Having the opportunity to speak to a retired Army Sergeant who actually lived the Army life for over 15 years is proof-positive of those benefits.
“The first thing that I felt was most important was the stability of my job in the Army. I knew that if I followed the rules and regulations and did my job, a paycheck was coming. I couldn’t say that for everyone I knew not in the service.”
“Next in line, was the Health Care offered. When I enlisted, I was 18 years old and didn’t have a care in the world. But when I married and started a family, the health care became a very important issue. It was one less thing to worry about in addition to the added responsibility of starting a family.”
“The next thing I would consider was the shopping savings offered by being in the Army. It isn’t just one thing, it was the discounts collectively: Gas, appliances, groceries, household goods, loans, interest rates. When it was so easy to get price matching and built in discounts, it really added up over time.”
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These Army benefits are usually outlined for you in great detail broken down by category. In today’s economy, knowing that you will have your job for the next 20 years, if you desire with all the benefits that come with service is job security not many people can expect in these uncertain times.