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
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
It worked for me... More
Answered By: gugliamo00 - 11/19/2008
Additional Answers (6)
yes, you'll go in as an officer
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.
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
Answered By: James S - 11/19/2008
Over 483 Local Jobs Now Hiring In Your Area. $18-$87/Hr - Apply Today!
Legitimate Survey for Cash.Extra Money for You,Join Here!
Shop Online or Sign Up To Sell AVON & Earn Fast Cash Today!
$21/hr Start, Avg Pay $72K/yr No Experience Needed! Get Started.
Other Career Questions
Do most mechanical engineering jobs offer job security?
What is your current job? Why did you choose this job? What do you enjoy about your job? What do you dislike about your job? What would be your perfect job? Would you rather have this j...
Where are the jobs? Is productivity and globalization creating a permanent “recession” of jobs? My main issue is I am doing a paper for school and have no idea where to begin. I was hoping suggestions...
Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.
Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
2013 Engineering Jobs Outlook
Engineers will find job opportunities in select disciplines in 2013, with candidates who are all-around, client-oriented businesspeople in demand.
Best-Paying Jobs by Major
What could you earn with a particular four-year degree? Find out by checking out this list of the top-paying jobs for 20 of the most common majors.
Eight High-Paying, Secure Jobs
Want to earn a good salary and enjoy a measure of job security as well? Check out these well-paying jobs on tap for fast growth in the coming years.