Planning A Career At The United States Armed Forces Essay

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Planning a Career in the United States Armed Forces
Are you very patriotic, like to travel, want job security and believe in the Constitution of our nation? Walter Reuther is quoted “There is no greater calling than to serve your fellow men. There is no greater contribution than to help the weak. There is no greater satisfaction than to have done it well.” If you said yes to the above question or the quote sounds like you, consider a career in the United States Armed Forces.
In my essay I will provide information on starting a career in the military. I will review the branches of the armed forces, the chain of command, jobs that are available and how the military pay system works. I will also describe benefits and the drawbacks of joining to military. You may notice most of the examples that I use are from the United States Army, I plan on joining the Army and know the most about that branch.
There are five branches of the United States military. They are the Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard and Air Force. You can go in as either enlisted or as an officer. The biggest differences between them are upward mobility and that officers are promoted and enlisted people are advanced. The enlisted advancement system is extremely transparent. Enlisted persons know exactly what needs to done to advance. The officer promotion system lacks definite and identifiable criteria an officer must satisfy to get promoted. Officers generally enter the Military with a minimum four-year college…

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