Comment: If he's going to do it....

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If he's going to do it....

Tell him he'll make a lot more money if he does 1-2 years at a Community College (automatic E-3 after boot camp instead of wasting time at the bottom of the barrel for 1-2 years). When he negotiates for a "job" (MOS) really try to get him into Inteligence, les chance of seeing combat, getting PTSD, and he'll be able to see first hand the information and intel.

Once he's in, he'll find out that the "God Bless Our Troops" mantra that everyone is so quick to say is really nonsense... Troops are not some Angelic Warriors that should be idolized, they are just regular kids, they get drunk, they get stoned, they lie, they cheat, they steal... just like everyone else.

Your boy wants to do something bigger than himself, I get that... but before he joins the military, have him take a hard look at what it means to be a pawn in the foreign policy of this Administration. We can do better for our country by keeping "America's Best" here at home.