Why You Should Join the Military

Why You Should Join the Military

Why Should You Join?

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Effective Persuasive Writing Com/120

Elizabeth Shin

May 28, 2006

When most people are growing up and going through school they plan on being a doctor, lawyer, or teacher. When I was growing up I wanted to be a physical therapist but plans changed and I found a job that has change my life. I joined the United States Air Force. It has been an experience that I feel most of Americas young adults should have a chance to experience. It puts life in perspective in many aspects. The military teaches discipline and has benefits that will forever be part of your life.
When you think about the military you automatically think about basic military training (BMT). Depending on what branch of military service you choose will determine how many weeks of BMT you are required to complete. I honestly I think that’s what scares most people away. Having training instructors screaming in your face 24 hours a day, who wants that? It actually isn’t like that at all. Their job is to break you down from the civilian way of life and mold you into a solider. They are actually teachers building you into well trained military members. They teach you everything from military customs and courtesies to how to perform in a deployed environment. After you have completed BMT you are sent directly to technical training which is usually at another base. Technical training is essentially school for your specific military job. Depending on what job you choose will determine the length of your training, some last six weeks and some can be months long. Once you complete BMT and technical training you are considered ready to become a member of the operational military. This is when you are assigned a permanent duty location where you will perform your job just like in the civilian world. If you do not complete your technical training they will assign you to a new job and you will be given another chance to complete a training program.
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