Military Service Should Be Mandatory Essay

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Most people have, at one point or another, considered what they were going to do with their lives. Whether a person would like to become an activist, an artisan or a business professional, the military has something for everyone. Finding a path in life is often filled with uncertainty and procrastination. The United States military is a path in itself, should one wish to retire from it; however, should a person wish to make their own path, there are benefits for that as well that can remove all doubt and curb procrastination. Due to these many benefits, I believe that it should be mandatory for all adults to enlist for a minimum of twenty-four months.
In the first twelve months, a person can expect to receive, after possibly paying a
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This training will also prepare the adult for employment in the civilian world. It can also place them well on their way to a college degree in a field related to what their job in the military is/was. If the individual desires to make a career change, one can also use many of those credits as elective credits. No matter what the situation, the military training and college credits will not go to waste!
In the military, a person will also be able to learn valuable leadership skills. Coupled with training, an individual can take those leadership skills and become significantly more marketable to civilian employers. In fact, there are places that will hire people just by virtue of them being a veteran, in general, as long as they are discharged and/or retired, honorably! As a veteran, the veteran will receive an automatic five to ten point increase, also known as “Preference Points,” for many of the tests or exams that are required for federal government jobs that they may consider for employment (USA Jobs).
Left to their own devices, many people slack off by procrastinating and taking employment with jobs that have no advancement opportunities. This could be due to their having a lack of skill, not enough education or, simply, no desire for financial or career success. The military nips such notions in the bud by providing career and educational counseling. By gaining and using newfound skills, many are encouraged to succeed and gain determination,…