About Joining the military
|April 14th, 2008||#1|
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Joining the military info
Is this true, or are my parents making up crazy stories to keep me out of the military. Please answer me. I really want to join.
|April 14th, 2008||#3|
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This is what about.com says: http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joini...y/a/asthma.htm
I don't know for sure, but my friend tried to join the US Navy, but got turned down due to his ADD. He later asked the US Army wether they would accept him and they said they said they would. They told him about the changes made on this matter.
As for your folks putting you down on that, take my advice:
My dad was fine with me joining the Canadian Army (Officer in the Armoured Corps most likely). My mother wasn't, she outright refused. For a while, I was really dissapointed. Then I discovered, this is my life, not my mothers. She can give me her advice, and I welcome it, but I'm the one who ultimately makes the desision. Keep that in mind, this is your life.
Hope this helps, and best of luck to you.
Meine Ehre heißt Treue
Last edited by Cdt Matteo; April 14th, 2008 at 20:37..
|April 15th, 2008||#4|
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You've got to stick with it, when i first told my mom and dad i wanted to join the Marines, and go infantry, my mother flipped, but i stuck with it, she wouldn't sign my DEP papers, so i waited and signed myself, through out time she has come to understand that this is what i want, and now supports me 100% show them that this is what you want and you need their support, as for her cherishing the idea? most mothers dont exactly love to hear that their son wants to join the military, but through time and talks, she will understand and be very proud of you.
|April 19th, 2008||#10|
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Good for you for wanting to serve your country. It takes some measure of courage to sign a contract that removes your freedom for the preservation of others, especially during a time of war.
Your parents are just that, your parents. They will do what they think is best for you, and parental instincts go against sending their children to war. My parents said the same thing. It does take time and effort to explain to them that you arent doing this spur of the moment, or on some whim after playing Battlefield 2.
Should they not be willing to understand, its still your choice. You need to realize that they are your parents, not the ones in charge of your life. YOU are the one that will sit back and look at your actions in the past when you are old and grey, not them. Before you can tell them that, you need to make sure you understand it yourself. Keep in mind that they are still your parents and have raised you since birth, instilled the sense of duty that drives you to join, and kept you fed, clothed, and alive to this point. Be respectful of them and their feelings, but dont allow them to live vicariously through you.
My parents asked me to promise to try college before going into the service, and honestly, I think it was one of the best choices I could have made. It gives you a taste of that life and a chance to enjoy being a civilian for a while. Enjoy your life before you grow up. Get out and enjoy what you like, learn something about the world around you, and get a handle on who you are before you sign up. It will pay off in the long run.
Hope that helps. Good luck to you.
Qui tacet consentire.
Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.
Nec Aspera Terrent.
Vir sapit qui pauca loquitur.
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