Is it a good idea to join the army reserves right now?

I am 19, a female, in 4 yr. University with a double major in Political Science and Spanish and a minor in Sociology. I would really like to know from a person who has experienced this. I'm asking you all because I don't want to have any surprises and I want to get a straightforward answer from someone who's not a recruiter. I would like an answer from someone who has gone through this process already or has had second hand experience in the army reserves.

Asked By: BABY J 20 - 4/12/2007
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First off, since you are already at college, have you considered ROTC of some flavor (Army, Navy, etc....) There's no obligation for the first two years, and it could help you pay for college over the last two. It would give you a chance to test the water, as well as be in a position to be an officer (which offers a... More
Answered By: bryan_tannehill - 4/12/2007
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It sounds like you need to avoid the military at all cost... More
Answered By: Joe M - 4/12/2007
Wait until you get a degree. Then try to enlist in an officer training program to make the best opportunity for yourself. I am a 10-yr US military vet, who was also a career counselor. I think you SHOULD speak to a recruiter regarding the various programs you could take advantage of IF you are serious about an... More
Answered By: Rich A - 4/12/2007
Any time is a bad time to join the army,the U.S. army sucks eggs and should be over thrown!
Answered By: Dead man - 4/12/2007
If you are ready to serve your country then by all means join. But know that at this time, you will likely be called to serve. It may not be Iraq but there are plenty of other places you may go. A friend of mine is in the Naval reserves and was just called up to go to Milan Italy. I might recommend either the Air... More
Answered By: Curly - 4/12/2007
If you don't want surprises, don't join the military. There's a lot to be said for it but stability is not something you can expect. Besides, if you're educated in political science you might find some things rather disturbing, such as the potential conflict between upholding the Constitution ~AND~ obeying the orders... More
Answered By: N. Cognito - 4/12/2007
YES, you get to continue your education while with the US Army Reserves and be paid for it, plus, it would be better to go to a US Army Recruiter and they can provide up-to-date and more accurate information for you. This is without any obligation on your part.
Answered By: rockandroll58-79 - 4/12/2007
Finish college first! I quit college after 2 semesters and joined the Army (active duty), and I regret it. Not that the Army was a horrible experience, mind you, but I should have stayed in and gotten my degree back then instead of trying to do it now (29 and just now getting my AA, when people 5 years younger have... More
Answered By: Kari N - 4/12/2007
Okay, you want first hand experience, here you go... More
Answered By: Robert N - 4/12/2007
you could join for psych ops but get into an officer candidate program or rotc or you would be a natural for border duty. go for it we need all the young people we can get and the opportunities are excellent now my son is in a National guard Army ROTC program he just left for boot camp
Answered By: FOA - 4/12/2007
If you are seeking thrills like dodging bullets and trying to avoid land mines in Iraq, this is the perfect time to sign up.
Answered By: pathfinder - 4/12/2007
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