“Originally, it was for family. I had children, got married, I needed a steady job. I had friends who were in the military, told me great things about it.I figured out it was going to be for me and after that, just joined.It’s been 12 years now. It’s been good for my family. The Army has taken care of me.”“I joined the Army because it was expensive to go to college.So I joined and … [Read more...] about Viewpoint: Why did you join the Army?
“I joined because while I was working in New York, there wasn’t much to do. Usually the average ranged from working minimum wage and living check to check. In order for me to actually succeed, I thought, ‘Why not join and improve myself as a young adult who goes to college?’So I took one step forward, I took the oath, and I enlisted.”“I wanted to join ever since sophomore year (high … [Read more...] about Viewpoint: Why do you serve?