Ten Things To Consider Before Signing A Military Enlistment Contract
My goodness what 20 years will do to a person! Back in 1985 I had most of my hair, four stripes on my arm, a chest full of ribbons, and a whole lot less of well...... me. I was proud to serve as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force. Back in 1985, I was stationed at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey California, teaching Korean.
I'm still very proud of how I served my country and have incredible respect for anyone who volunteers to put on a uniform, especially during a time of war. Yet much of my world view has changed since I left the Air Force and traveled to places like Afghanistan and El Salvador.
I also look at the young people in my life, like Jeremy, Katie, Jack, Bobby, and Jessica and I worry about the world we are handing to them, the wars we have chosen to fight and those yet to come. Before any of the young people in my life think about joining the military, I want to make sure they have as much information as possible and understand the ramifications of the choices they make.
That's why I'm so pleased to have a new resource available to share with them and you.