Pros: Good medical benefits and free gyms
Cons: Basically everything else
The Army is your standard 9-5 job.... To include some nights and weekends... and months away from family.... And PRT..... Let me rephrase: The Army is not your typical 9-5 job contrary to recuriter propaganda. It's strict but loosely enforced regulations are a mockery on the professional representation that the Army so gloriously advertises on Sunday morning television. It's hard to get anything in your life done on a personal or family scale due to the heavy and sporadic operational tempo and while they may offer free college tuition, that tuition is limited to 15 credit hours per fiscal year, you must maintain a 2.5 or above (or you have to pay back the money) and your leadership, while encouraging you to further education, hardly gives you the time to learn about or register for distance learning. And if you're infantry, you spend about 1/3 of your year in the field or deployed so it's near impossible. The Army's hazing and mistreatment of younger soldiers especially in combat fields is abhorrent and unjustifiable. Their value system, especially overseas is borders on disgusting when it comes to the treatment of innocent local populace, and soldiers' pig headed behaviour is a nuisance to whoever wine and dine's near any military base at home or abroad.