Pros: good pay and benefits, vocational training, travel
Cons: overbearing bosses, authoritarian hierarchy, dangerous work
While in the Coast Guard, my family and I were well taken care of. We got to live in great places, got full health care, and I received valuable job training and experience while getting paid a decent salary. The only drawback was the discomfort of working and living under the intrusive discipline of a military chain of command.