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Why I Want To Stay In The Army They way society is today…being in the Army is one of the wisest choices I’ve made in my life, many people take being in the Army for granted and have no clue how beneficial the army can be. Your rent is guaranteed paid every month, money for food and your basically approved for anything in the world as long as you serve in the Army or any branch of service. You also gain free knowledge and experience that many outside people in the civilian world do not have the chance or opportunity to be a part of. The Army has a lot to offer and as a smart and knowledgeable individual that I am taking I plan on taking advantage of majority of the things that is being offered to me on a daily basis. The Army is about…show more content…
I didn’t want to be classified as a shit bag NCO, im still learning my job as a specialist. I know I have the potential to be a great soldier and a great Team Leader but at the time that wasn’t the title I was ready to take, this goes along the lines of not being selfish. But on the other hand I do not want to be considered a bad Soldier just because I didn’t take the offer or the opportunity when it was presented to me. Anyone can be a Non Commissioned Officer but living up to the name is a different story. In a way I feel that leadership should respect your decision if you feel that you’re not ready to take the next step forward to becoming a Non Commissioned Officer. Hard work alone does not automatically qualify a person as a leader. You can have someone who is a great runner, always present, but have a shitty attitude, can’t pass a portion of their Physical Training Test, always in trouble and don’t know how to do/teach their job but just because that soldier has the right promotion points, went to Warrior Leadership Course, has the required time as a specialist they are promoted to a NCO.I understand why my leaders was surprised about me saying no to advancing to the next level, nowadays nobody says no to advance to the next rank, some actually want to become great

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