When the time comes for you to decide what it is you are going to do with the rest of your life, you are most likely going to want to choose something that will allow you to have pride in what you have done.
Most people want their lives to mean something, and for many people joining the military is a great way to accomplish this goal. Many of the military careers that are available to you can be done in the private sector as well, so when you are finished with your time in your specific branch of the military, such as the Army, Navy, Marines and so on, you will be well prepared to begin your career in the field that you were working in the military.
Military personnel are well taken care of by the United States government for life. There are certain benefits and opportunities available to veterans of the US Armed Forces that are not available to normal civilians. This is one of the many reasons why people decide to join the military.
Along with all the financial and educational aspects of joining the military, one will be able to see places and meet people that they would have never been able to have seen or met otherwise.