Pros: learned many aspects of disipline, punctuality, respect, and teamwork. saw places that i will never get to see again, shot guns that most guys only dream about (was a cannoneer member on a howitzer, self propelled, 155mm tank) was a great job !
Cons: no personal space. no privacy, and physical fitness.
was a life changing experience to be able to join after high school. saw country and places I would never have been able to see or wanted to see in some cases in my life. gave me a new outlook on life and what it really means and how quick it can change for a person. built a great relationship with people ,co-workers, that will last a lifetime. learned – more... the meaning of teamwork and that there is no "I" in team. learned how to get along with others and work side by side with people in order to accomplish a goal ,not quit or give up until it is accomplished, in a timely manner. learned how to respect my elders and authority , the reason for attention to details and what can happen when someone doesn't do their equal share . loved the army and everything that it stands for, just no personal "space" you could say. wasn't that into the running , physical fitness, part of it either. if no there was no physical training would still be in it. definitely the best move I ever made, in the decisions I have made, in my life ! – less