My family was all military, so I was too. I did my 4 years and 10 days, and I am glad I did and I'm proud to have done so. I learned map reading, leadership skills, preventative maintenance on vehicles, driving skills, communication and conflict resolution skills. The best part of being in the Army was the family atmosphere, a sense of belonging to something bigger than oneself. The hardest part of the job was not knowing your hours, and being on call 24/7. Still worth the effort and time though.