|This is a bit far in advance, but figured I'd ask...
||[Jul. 2nd, 2004|01:02 am]
The Question Club
When I get my bachelors degree I plan on going into OCS to become an Officer in the US Military. The question is, what branch?|
Army is right out... I was in the Army Guard, and didn't like it much.
I already know the Corps, having served five years enlisted, and having made it to Corporal I know what it takes to lead Marines. It would also be much more motivating to be worth staying in shape than the others.
More demanding than the others.
Air Force Reserve/National Guard:
As soon as I get some medical stuff dealt with, I'll be enlisting in the Air National Guard. So I'll likely be able to stay at the same unit, if not, I'll at least be used to the deal and all. And it would probably be easier to get into.
I'm not in the Air Guard yet, so I don't know if I will like it that much.
I'll be able to "complete the set" ie I'll have been in some part of all the four major services. I might be able to get out to sea, which I never got to do in the Marines.
Same as Air Force.
Same as Navy.
Not DoD, so its not as much as a "complete set" as the Air Force concerns.
So, my question is, what is everyones advice? Points of view of people who have served in the US Military(or even another countries military), especially as a commisioned officer, are very welcome. Points of view of former enlisted who went to the "dark side" are extrememly valued, especially if you've switched service branches in becoming an officer.