Hey all. I am just trying to get some opinions on this. Have always been fascinated with the military. I tried to go in the Army a couple years back but there were some issues with my processing. Anyhow. I am starting school. I will be about 30 when I finish. I have a son who is almost 2 and I have been with the same guy for 8 yrs. Basically we are poor, we have never even had a car lol. They pay alright and I can go in as an e-3 with my Bachelor's. I live in a rural area anyway where there are virtually no jobs. My boyfriend's sister is against it. She actually said "oh you're just going to leave your family, what you don't want your son?" It really pissed me off, I just want to provide for my family. My boyfriend doesn't work. He said he would marry me so I could enlist.
I also considered the other route of going in the Army as an officer. I would rather do Navy since there is virtually no chance of being KIA. I just worry how the deployments will affect my family (they average about 6 mo in the Navy) I just see it as a good way to get job experience after college. I have worked food service for 10 yrs and I find it doubtful I will get hired for a good job directly out of college.