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I'm in the process of

I'm in the process of figuring out what the total amount will be. Right now I estimate 40 -50 thousand in total debt. I will have a BS in Civil Engineering from reputable engineering school. Starting salary in generally +- $50,000. 2LT pay is $28000 a year. So not overly concerned about the debt because at least my honor, integrity, and humanity will still be in tack and I won't feel like I'm working off a sentence as I would if I was serving. And from my understanding it is very unpredictable as to what type of job I will have. They can make me do what ever they want.

The way I see it, either way I have a debt to the government. Either through time and labor, or through money. If I just pay money back I will still be me, a free individual, with essential a lot of student loan debt. If I commission it will be against my will and I will feel like a slave. And that's depressing.

"War is a Racket" - Maj. General Smedley Butler

http://lexrex.com/enlightened/articles/warisaracket.htm