Pros: Paid college, full benefits and the honor of being able to say I've served my country.
Cons: long work days, being away from family, possibility of being in hostile areas.
An average work day will consist of at least 10 hours on average but your daily activities will always differ. There will always be set taskings for you to do that will not change but how you go about accomplishing them will change each time. I've experienced a lot in the five plus years I have been in the Army ranging from deployments to Afghanistan down to different ways to work out during the day, each event unique and life changing. As you progress in your career your daily activities will change as well, currently as an NCO it is my responsibility to lead, train and mentor new soldiers and ensure they have the knowledge to succeed in the military as I have. The hardest part of being in the military would be being away from your family, whether that be your direct relatives living in another state or if your married being away from your family during training events and deployments. During my time in the military the most enjoyable part for me has been developing a bond with my fellow soldiers that will last a lifetime, those that I have served with will always be considered my brothers.