Pros: serving the country you love
Cons: time away from loved ones
I served in the Army on active duty for over 22 years and have a cumulative time in the Army, including the Army Reserves and the Army National Guard, of 29 years. It is a very demanding and incredibly stressful job that only 1% of the entire nation has ever served in. The Army teaches self motivation, time management, loyalty, self respect and respect for others, how to take orders and how to be an incredible leader. It is a brotherhood that takes care of one another at all times, no matter the circumstances. The hardest part of the job is trying to lead so many people that have come from different parts of the world and that have differing sets of morals and values. The most enjoyable part of the job is knowing that what you do every single day is appreciated by so many people. The best word that describes me is loyal, I would not change anything about my Army Career or those I served with.