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is it a good decision to get a bachelors degree and THEN join the military?

ive decided not to go into the military now because of the family situation that im in. but i feel down because i really wanted to join (navy). then my friend (whose in army) recommended going to college first and then joining .. that way i can go in as an officer and not have to go through Basic Training. but idk if that is a good decision.... what ill i be missing that i might regret later? ( and i kno that the military pays for college.. but im going to another country for college) please help.... i need to have peace of mind to kno that im doing the right thing.....

Asked By: Valencia - 11/19/2008
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Answered By: gugliamo00 - 11/19/2008
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yes, you'll go in as an officer
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Answered By: eric g - 11/19/2008
 
that is a great idea because like it was stated youll be an officer, and you could also do ROTC while in college to help you.
Answered By: yougotit - 11/19/2008
 
It is better if you want to commission as an officer - you can join ROTC and they will help you pay for college while you are there. Or you can join the reserves and get the reserve GI Bill to help pay for college, experience in the military prior to going active duty as well as a pay check.
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Answered By: Billy11B - 11/19/2008
 
Yes it's a good idea, you'll have a much more successful military career if that is what you want. You can do ROTC in college and it would greatly increase your value. Also, If you later decide the military is not for you then you still have a college degree to fall back on. Lastly, what you will be missing is... More
Answered By: Dre - 11/19/2008
 
Get your Bachelor's Degree and forget about the military, unless you are going to be a medical person
Answered By: Jamie H - 11/19/2008
 
Well, first of all you will have to go through a "basic training" of any kind whether you are an officer or enlisted person... More
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Answered By: James S - 11/19/2008
 
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