Military Careers

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Careers in the Military: Life in Combat Boots Everyday civilians sit in boring office chairs staring at a computer screen typing who knows what while the U.S. mili-tary offers jobs for troops that can allow them to jump out of aircraft and do other adventurous things. There is a process of joining the U.S. military. There are four types of branches of military that provide a mass amount of jobs. A career in the military stands out from civilian professions. Serving in the U.S. military takes a tremendous amount of hands on train-ing, courage, and skill. To be able to enlist recruits must have graduated high school, be a U.S. citizen, good physical and mental health, and meet the criteria of the ASVAB score (Warren 27). A re-cruiter may also go to a local high school to advertise their branch (Ferrell 26). New recruits are able to pick a career plan by taking this test. This test is also known as the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery. The test is required to be taken during the process of enlistment (Powers 7). Recruits can learn leadership that can help after military life (Scar-borough 1). People enlist in the military because of pay, med-ical expenses, or free college (“Careers” 2). The only paratrooper unit in the Army is the 82nd Airborne Division. “They want to see some of the world and have a few thrills. They want a job…show more content…
The U.S. Ma-rine Corps are the top branch in the U.S. military. Marines are the most elite and educated in the world (Kennedy 4). “A willingness to sacrifice one’s life for a larger purpose indi-cates an impressive degree of selflessness” (Scarborough 4). The U.S. Marine Corps is to be prepared by land and sea mis-sions. Marines can also be an Honor Guard. Honor Guards are marines who attend any presidential meting or ceremony Kennedy 8). There will always be different way U.S. Marines battle and train but there is one thing that will never change and that is their stability (Kennedy
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