Has anyone left a decent job to join the military?

I am going through a mid 20's crisis and need some advice. I currently have a decent job that pays well in a corporate office without a college education. I can grow with this company but I don't know if I want to sit behind a desk for the rest of my life. I am highly interested in joining the air force to become a air traffic controller and was wondering if there is anyone else out there that was or is in the same situation, and what decisions they made and the turn out.

Asked By: steven j - 3/14/2010
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the job you want = siting at a desk stay put fyi the air force has age limites i think 26 is the cap not realy shure
Answered By: jackfooo - 3/14/2010
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I attended OCS with a gentleman who had made a fortune as a stock trader. He had always wanted to serve as an Army Ranger so he got an OCS contract for Infantry, served two years as a mechanized platoon leader then another two years in a Ranger Battalion. Having accomplished his goal he left the Army. It happens.
Answered By: majgross - 3/14/2010
If you don't see you JOB as a career you owe it to yourself to check it out If you think you want to be an air traffic controller see if you can job shadow to see if that is what you want. See if you want to do it in the military or civilian world See if you will be accepted into the Air Force training for it
Answered By: David C - 3/14/2010
Pat Tillman gave up a $3.5 million contract to join the Army... God rest his soul... More
Answered By: Vizzini - 3/14/2010
well i understand your situation, to some extent. I just got my bachelors and enlisted in the army, Think of it like this. You have the rest of your life to sit behind some desk somewhere. In the military, there are age limits. The sooner you get in the better. In desk jobs, theres no age limit as long as you can do... More
Answered By: William W - 3/14/2010
No, I pushed grocery carts before I joined the military. I got paid near minimum wage and everyone looked at me like I was a lesser person. I was wild, had no direction in life. I joined the Air Force. Now I travel all over the world, and people thank me every day for the job I do. I've seen parts of the world no... More
Answered By: Mikey - 3/15/2010
Joining the military is a great idea, but it's not for everyone. I don't think you should join just because you're having a crisis. You don't have to join the AF to be an air traffic controller. If you have a decent job I think you should keep it and work hard to get ahead. I've known people who joined and just couldn'... More
Answered By: :) - 3/15/2010
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