LazinessPerSe wrote:madspcdisease wrote:Some of the entitlement and naivety on this board is pretty amazing.
If many of you guys like the military so much, why don't you enlist and actually contribute something, as opposed to talking about how you can beef up your application by joining intramural sports teams or talking about how mommy and daddy served in the AF.
Why on earth would anyone interested in JAG ever enlist? Becoming an officer is not a guarantee, let alone a JAG. Furthermore, why on earth would anyone with a college degree ever enlist? It's better to go officer in another community than to go from College/Law degree to E1.
Why would you enlist? Maybe because America has been at war for over a decade and most of the NCOs you will serve with have already been deployed multiple times. Unless you are a natural leader and prove to be a squared away lieutenant, it is very difficult (armed with just a college degree) to lead a combat platoon without deployment experience. The first thing you learn when joining the Army is that your college degree is worthless. Nobody gives a crap. What I see on this board is a lot of people, with zero military experience, acting like they're entitled to be in JAG or be an officer when they have no proven experience or commitment to the Army. I enlisted because I wanted to learn the ropes, serve my country, and get money for school. If your motives are crappy, they will be flushed out once you join.