Pros: excitement, travel, awesome equipment, great people
Cons: war, leaving family behind, loss of shipmates, constant inspections
Awesome, rewarding place to grow up. I started at age 17 and retired at age 38. Met wonderful people along the way and my wife. Raised my family and protected this great nation. Had a great job working with ordnance and aircraft, getting to shoot weapons and see exciting places overseas. Everyone should enlist or go officer to get the experience and pride.