Perserve And Enhance The American Future Essay

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Preserve and Enhance the American Future

     To help young Americans become effective young productive adults in service to something that has been defined as a way of life.
I propose a plan that will keep our military at full strength and provide direction and a skill to our future leaders of tomorrow. Most European countries require all young men after reaching a certain age to enlist in the military for a period of 2 years or more. After this time is completed they can quit, continue, or go to college and then reenter as an officer, if they choose to do so.
In the United States most high school graduates have no idea as to what they want to do with the rest of their lives after graduation. Our government is
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The first being for those interested in a college education. A college fund will be established and upon completion of the required service, money will be given for a college education. While you are serving on active duty the military will pay 75 percent of your tuition. There are different plans to provide a chance for a military member to get a college education.
Secondly, each member will take an aptitude test, which is used as a guide as to what area or profession is best suited for entry. Choices may be many or just a few, but a choice is given. Along with learning a profession, courses will be provided to help make a well-rounded person in the areas of leadership, communication, and teamwork. These people skills are desired by most employees and advantageous to anyone entering the civilian work force.
Thirdly, a key thing that most employees look for, which in some cases is better than education, is work experience. Some employers equate work experience to a degree. How many people graduate from college and can't find a job, due to lack of experience? I have friends who started out in the military and are now in the private civilian sector earning high five to six figure incomes with no formal college education. Their sole foundation came from on the job training provided by the military.
Fourthly, there is an opportunity to travel and visit exotic places. I have visited numerous countries throughout Europe, because I had a job that allowed