College Soldier

I want to join the Army Reserves so badly, and I'm talking to a recruiter coming up very soon. I'm not going to join until I have had a year of college experience so I can adjust to the independent university atmosphere before adding on another commitment. As a high school senior, this is all I want in life for the next few years, but I'm nervous that I'll love college so much that I'll not join the Army. I guess I mean that at that point in college, I'll be enjoying life (being independent, partying but not excessively) so much that I'll be blind to the fact that I ever considered the military, when I know for sure that this experience is something I'd love to have. I cannot do ROTC so enlisting is my only option to be a regular soldier in the Army Reserves in college. I'm just worried that I either am overthinking this, which is most likely true, will forget about the military and then it'll be too late, or maybe this is only a REALLY long phase I'm going through that I want to serve my country, but two/three years into my four year enlistment, I'll want out?

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  • Sheep

  • Jealous much!

  • Some people love taking orders lol

  • There are leaders in the Armed Forces who give orders, as well as those who take them.

    Similar to life in civilian street, as the brits would say :)

  • Are you from America? I ask this, because I don't know the process in America, in regards to the education system and joining the Armed Forces.
    I'm from the UK.

    In the UK, an individual could join any Armed Forces to study for any trade, with or without, any qualifications.

    You can join as a soldier, officer, regular or reserves.

    Are you not able to join the Army in your state as a regular soldier and study for a college degree of your choice in service, at the same time? If yes, that's an option :-)

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