Federal Service, An Answer For Equality? Essay

818 Words May 19th, 2016 4 Pages
Federal Service, an Answer to Equality? Having served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years, I can honestly say that while I have encountered racism & other “isms”, they were smashed out as soon as they were discovered.
My father was career Air Force afterwards he retired in 1990 after 20 years of service. During his time in the service, we moved half a dozen times, that I can remember. As a result, I was exposed to more cultures than the average kid from my hometown. Fortunately, while I was growing up, my family not only taught me to show respect for my elders as well as my peers, no matter what the skin color or gender, they lived it. Looking back at my childhood and my career, I can truthfully say that I am better for it. Skin color, gender, religion are not things that I judge a person by. Instead, it is who that person is and his or her actions that dictate my feelings towards that person. I can attribute that wonderful item in my backpack to my upbringing as an “Air Force brat” and being career Navy. It makes me wonder, if more people were exposed to that upbringing, instead of isolating themselves in their own tiny worlds, how much better of a country we would be living in. According to www.chartsbin.com, out of the 194 countries that exist in the world, 88 of those have no conscription laws, 64 do have conscription laws, 21 countries have no active armed forces at all, and 13 countries use conscription only in the case of an emergency while 8 practice selective…

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