481. Military Enlistment

by jfjudah

If you join the military — and I don’t think you necessarily should — follow a few guidelines:

  • If you must enlist, join the Air Force. You’ll have a nicer life and your own place.
  • Don’t enlist “open general”.
  • Only sign up when the contract lists a precise job. But know that the contract has a clause which says they can change your job at their preference and without notice.
  • Take as much school and pass as many CLEP tests as you can while you are in. The military will pay for much of it during your enlistment and your CLEP results will give you college credit without making you pay for or take the classes.
  • If given the opportunity, choose the higher investment into your military college fund. You will need every dollar you can get.
  • The military is not for everyone. If it’s not for you, get out and do what you like. If it is for you, do your best. That should go for everything, though.
  • Yeah, do your best at everything. Don’t be afraid to fail; do your best at everything. You’ll do great.