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Am I crazy for reenlisting during wartime?

after about a 4 year break I am re enlisting into the army hopefully into a Military Intelligence MOS. the chances are good that I will get deployed to Iraq but my family is more important. they will be supported because of the pay after 84 lumber made huge company cutbacks, Am I doing the right thing?

Asked By: swebber_77 - 7/25/2007
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We all make tough choices to take care of our families. At least you know what you're getting into, and an intelligence job should be relatively safe. Good luck to you.
Answered By: TG - 7/25/2007
Additional Answers (21)
Yeah you family will be supported real well when you are dead. Of course if thats all you are good for then go for it.
Answered By: M. C - 7/25/2007
 
If you think you can buck up and handle it again go for it.
Answered By: lvillejj - 7/25/2007
 
no my hat's off to you Thank you.
Answered By: porcerelllisman q - 7/25/2007
 
well, by serving our country, you're MY hero. EVERY service to our country is honorable, regardless of the political environment.
Answered By: jack_98 - 7/25/2007
 
If your familiy isn't important, than what is? Best of luck to you. It's your choice, but you could make far worse choices.
Answered By: Barry auh2o - 7/25/2007
 
Yes, You are doing the right thing for yourself and your family! In the years that you were on active duty did you have the oppurtunity to better yourself thru college courses, or prepare for after the military? Were you just a worker or a supervisor/manager at 84 lumber?
Answered By: D. M. - 7/25/2007
 
Only you and your family can make that decision. You go into it knowing the risks. Don't let anyone here influence you.
Answered By: Laissez-Faire Guy - 7/25/2007
 
Only you can say if you're doing the right thing. If you still believe you'd be serving your country honorably, even if deployed to Iraq, then you have every right to believe that, and to be proud of serving.
Answered By: B.Kevorkian - 7/25/2007
 
I was MI. It can be a good stepping stone into a civilian job.
Answered By: Chance20_m - 7/25/2007
 
How will you know if it is the right thing if you don't do it?
Answered By: Stone, True Marine Patriot - 7/25/2007
 
M. C is a fvcking moron. Anyway, hell yeah man, yes you are. You're doing the right thing because you're supporting your country, and the same thing can't be said for the vast majority of the people who are ridiculing your very decision.
Answered By: tribulation725 - 7/25/2007
 
Yes, Yes, and Yes!! My husband is over in Iraq right now and it's really not as bad as it may seem. Now don't get me wrong it has it's up's and down's but overall my husband was surprised it wasn't as bad as he thought. The paychecks are more than enough. Your family will support you in what-ever you do!! I will tell... More
Answered By: Army_Wife - 7/25/2007
 
Yes. As an intel bub, you won't go into combat. You will be much safer. Also, when you deploy you get the tax break. Also, your family will have a great support network. The pay and benny's are good man, go for it!
Answered By: Guy - 7/25/2007
 
Make sure you discuss it as a family instead of making the decision on your own.
Answered By: Scott F - 7/25/2007
 
Nope. You are extremely brave and heroic. Good luck.
Answered By: Coach - 7/25/2007
 
think about it long and hard.(BEEN IN 7 YEARS NOW)are you really sure you want to get back in? not trying to drag you down just remind you how hard it can be on your marrige.also you could also consider a DOD civilian job(hint,hint) most of the army depots are hiring by the thousands due to war effort.nice stable... More
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Answered By: sgtirish - 7/25/2007
 
You know what forget you.The army simply has a stereo type that your gonna die by an arab. Thats not true. 90% of people that join the army don;t really care of the d**n countries safeness. What they want is a career, money for education, and experience (ext) The army is awesome and you don;t die like you would every 5... More
Answered By: diego m - 7/25/2007
 
I joined during a time of war. I have only been in here a year but I am already over here in Iraq. Don't let people who nerver served or never been here scare you. Tv sometimes makes it seem worse. Don't get me wrong, its hot, lonely and going out on missions suck because you can get hurt or killed. But we also... More
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Answered By: niki - 7/25/2007
 
If this is what you really want & you know the benefits/pay will be good for your family then GO FOR IT! Don't let what anyone says or think discourage you from making any decisions. GOOD LUCK! and thank you for wanting to help fight for our country.
Answered By: sugarBear - 7/25/2007
 
Crazy? No, probably not...no more than I am for joining for the first time, at age 28, with three kids, and going into a combat MOS (Infantry). Maybe your reasons for coming back are the same as mine for joining...maybe not, but in any case, if you feel its the right decision for you and your family, then by all means... More
Answered By: ink_collector - 7/25/2007
 
No your not but you are crazy for asking that question in here with all of the moronic trolls that pass through. Look man good for you I was a NAVET once when I went back in after a yr break I stayed until I had 20yrs and it was the bast move I made now I reap the Bennie's get a check every month so yea it is worth it... More
Answered By: lexus23606 - 7/26/2007
 
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