There is a lot of reasons why some parents view their sons and daughters going into the military with a certain amount of derision and fear. But there are a lot of positive reasons for a young person to join the military.
Some feel the call to duty. Others see the advantages in joining the modern U.S. military, with benefits, training and other perks.
But no matter the reason, they all join and fight for their own view of their beloved America.
There are some of the biggest reasons that people join the U.S. Military.
These can include:
Financial– The military has been working for a time now to increase the military pay, and benefits. With different types of enlistment bonuses, and 30 days off with pay a year, there are a lot of good financial reasons for a person to join.
Freedom From Parents- Some young people join to get away from their parents. This may seem like a strange reason, but it is more prevalent than many realize, and its just another part of growing up and leaving the nest. But many parents do not know that this is part of their child?s reason for joining up.
To Battle Terrorism-The events of September 11th affected many more people, especially small children who were small when the events happened. Many of these toddlers and small children are now at enlistment age, and if you talk to the people that are joining the military now, you will find many want to fight for their country.
Testing- Sometimes young people want to test their own mettle, and see if they have ?have what it takes?.
Citizenship- Some want to just do their part. Many people are surprised at the number of young people that are good patriots and just want to serve and be part of supporting their country.