Pros: life long Friendships, Job security
Cons: leaving family for long periods of time, losing friends
Managing your fitness, maintaining you equipment, perfecting your soldiering skills. How to deal with people from all walks of life, race, religion, nationality. Interacting with all ranks, dealing with Squad leaders all the way up to Brigade Commander, chain of command was great throughout my career. Co workers are your life line, need help they were always there. Being away from family and friends, losing friends due to a plethora of reasons. Reuniting with family and friends.