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Old 12-17-2016, 12:54 PM
 
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I am a 18-year-old female looking to join the military. I know a lot about each branch but I'm not sure which one to join. I'm engaged to be married sometime in 2017 and I would like a good life for my fiancee and I.

I like working out and running and I want to travel the world and serve my country.

I also want to do 20 years or MORE in the military. Based on your knowledge and experience, which branch is the best for me? Thank you.
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Old 12-17-2016, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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What work/profession interests you?

There are a lot of different career paths in the military. I went the medical/nursing route in the Army and had a decent career. I think all the branches have very good medical opportunities.

Unfortunately, in the Army you could be deployed and away from your spouse for long periods of time. This has put a hardship on many other military members that I know (divorced). Also moving every 3-4 yrs is very difficult on many families.

I'm not sure how the Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard deployment experiences are compared to the Army.
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Old 12-17-2016, 01:14 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Based on your knowledge and experience, which branch is the best for me?
My wild guess would be, based on my extremely limited knowledge about you, in order:
1. Army
2. Navy
3. Air Force
4. Coast Guard
5. Marine Corps
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Old 12-17-2016, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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I would consider the Air Force first. It is definitely the most female friendly. After that, in order...Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Navy, Army.
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Old 12-17-2016, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Florida
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You haven't served a day in uniform, don't even know which branch you want to join (despite knowing a lot about each one) and you already know you're going to do 20?

Why don't you go talk to recruiters from each branch and hear their sales pitch first? See how MOS is determined and how duty stations are given out.
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Old 12-17-2016, 04:45 PM
 
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You haven't served a day in uniform, don't even know which branch you want to join (despite knowing a lot about each one) and you already know you're going to do 20?

Why don't you go talk to recruiters from each branch and hear their sales pitch first? See how MOS is determined and how duty stations are given out.
This.
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Old 12-17-2016, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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also consider college ROTC if you're intent on making it a career (20 yrs).
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Old 12-17-2016, 05:23 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Air Force!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-17-2016, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte FL
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Air Force!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ditto
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Old 12-17-2016, 05:58 PM
 
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definitely air-force....learn a vocation,,,,
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