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What is it like to be in the U.S. Army Infantry?

And also, is it possible to buy a house and have a decent life if you are enlisted. I am considering doing the army as a career, not just for the G.I. Bill. So any information on the reality of making ends meet while being enlisted. Thanks.

Asked By: - 9/13/2009
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Being in any combat arms job in the Army is pretty tough, both on the body, and on relationships, including your wife and kids... More
Answered By: Heart of Darkness - 9/13/2009
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You can have a decent life anywhere depending on your definition of "decent", but yes, many do in Army Infantry. You won't be buying a house as a single junior enlisted soldier, but as you advance in rank the possibilities open up.
Answered By: Paradox - 9/13/2009
 
IT is the Best because RANGERS LEAD THE WAY .
Answered By: ARMY RANGER - 9/13/2009
 
I can't answer that. I was Marine MT 3531, then 3533, then 0311... More
Answered By: Rebel_Rob - 9/13/2009
 
Infantrymen are the front lines, we are the main force of the Army, and are held to a higher standard. You will be in the field more often than most MOS's and you will have less off time initially as a private. However, the living opportunities and pay are just the same as any other job. Unless you are married, you... More
Answered By: RossS - 9/13/2009
 
screw the army if you want to be the best and really lead the way join the marine infantry that's were you need to be anything less is a waste of time. Semper Fi
Answered By: Scott Thomas - 9/13/2009
 
See, you usually move every 3 years, although you can re-enlist once during your career to stay at the same post for at least 2 years, and since they don't move any body who has less than 1 year left in, and they don't move anybody to anywhere but Korea who has less than 3 years in, you be able to stay at one post for... More
Answered By: Tyler W - 9/14/2009
 
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