Today I reflected on exactly what made me enlist. In the beginning, it was easy - I wanted to serve my country and my country was on the verge of war in the Persian Gulf. That was the reason for joining the reserves. Later, when I wanted to get married, but couldn't afford health insurance, the Regular Army was a clear choice. All reenlistments since (over 20 years worth) were because I love the Army - nothing more and nothing less!
I imagine there were other reasons for enlisting and for staying in, but I have long since forgotten most of them. It leads me to wonder why other people enlist, or think about enlisting. Also, why people don't enlist. I'm curious to hear your reason(s).
If your in the Army, Army reserve, or National Guard, whey did you enlist? Why did you stay? If you were in, why did you enlist? Why did you leave? If your think of enlisting, why? If you have never served, why not? What were your reasons for no joining. You feedback is appreciated, as the quest to decide continues...
Until next time,