Not for everyone, but if you can handle certain things its great!
Training Project Team Member (Former Employee) – Fort Leonard Wood, MO – February 4, 2016
The military life is tough, no excuses being made here; whether you are office or enlisted, the days are long, the pace can be grueling, and depending on your level of leadership you can expect to be woken up in the middle of the night to deal with issues. This is to say nothing of possible deployments. Physical requirements are somewhat high and regularly tested, and the military does have a tendency to produce injuries or strains over the course of a career.
Those are most of the negative aspects. On the positive side, the military is service to your country, and you learn quite a bit about the way your country is run. You interact with people from all over the US and World, learn many different skills you would rarely see as a civilian, and there is a great benefits package for every single member. As with corporate jobs leadership has their tasks and requirements, but at the end of the day taking care of soldiers (directly or indirectly) is usually priority one.
The military changes you, and with the possible exception of becoming jaded (which can happen anywhere), I would argue that all of the changes make you a better, more capable person.
Experience, benefits, self-growth
a Lifestyle not a career; possible injuries