A career in the United States Military can be rewarding and beneficial if approached with the right attitude and for the right reasons. Here are two of the top reasons for joining the United States Army.
1. Independence ? For many young people, figuring out what you want to do with your life is a big decision, one that you just may not be ready to make at the age of 18. Instead of floating through the new few years, joining the Army can give your life purpose and structure, while at the same time learning skills that can be used later in life, no matter what career path you choose.
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2. A Career Path ? The United States Army can actually be a great career path. If you join right out of high school or in your early 20s, even if you serve a full 20 years with the Army, you can retire with a significant pension and still pursue a second career for another 20 or 30 years after leaving military service. Many employers value employees with previous military careers because of the skills, discipline and decision making skills they bring with them.