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Choosing to enlist in the military wasn’t an easy choice. I had to find something that would be a good fit for me.
If you know me, you know that my personality isn’t one that likes to sit in an office from nine to five. I am a hyperactive person who is always running around and is always doing something, so something like a desk job just wasn’t for me.
I wanted to find something that I could do right out of high school because I knew college just wasn’t for me. I didn’t want to go another school after spending 12 years in the public school system.
I’m not a big school guy so I knew I had to do something that would fit my needs
I knew that I wanted to find something that I could make a career out of and be set for life.
From a young age, I was instilled with the ideals to serve my country. At first I wanted to be a police officer and follow in my father’s footsteps.
After a little while I decided I wanted to join the military. I made this decision at a very young age and my decision hasn’t wavered since then.
I knew that this was the best fit for me because it wasn’t a desk job and it fit my type of speed of which I run all day, every day.
And joining the military means that I can have a full pension when I retire and have college completely paid for, if that is something I want to do when the time comes.
I did a lot of research into which branch I wanted to enter and what would be the best fit for me. And during this time I came across the Navy, and their Special Forces group called the Navy SEALs.
Since then, I have decided that I wanted to become a K-9 officer in the SEALs and plan on serving 20 plus years in the military. I eventually took steps toward this by joining the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps and it has helped me in securing my decision about the decision.
If you want to join the military, make sure you do your research on each branch. Even if you come from a long line of one branch, sometimes after doing some research you’ll find out that branch isn’t for you.