Pros: The reward of truly living your dream, and working with great leaders.
Cons: A few bad apples....as there is always those anywhere in life.
When I was a kid growing up in New York and Delaware, I either wanted to be a Police Officer, or serve in the US military.
I earned my degree in Criminal Justice, and was commissioned as an officer in the US Army via ROTC from the University of Delaware in 2002.
I traveled the world (Japan, Korea, Egypt, Australia, France, and Italy) because of the US Army, and that would not have been possible if not for the US Army. I completed a one year deployment in Iraq, where I served as a Intelligence Military Advisor and Trainer to Iraqi Army, Police and Government personnel.
I enjoyed many roles, assignments and duty stations while serving in the US Army for 11.5 years, but the greatest job I ever had was that of a Company Commander, in which I had the distinct opportunity to take care of my Soldiers and their family members.
I will always be grateful to the US Army and its great leaders who helped me to be a better man, and leader. A true honor to serve my country.