The Importance Of Soldiers In The Military

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Everybody claims to support our troops yet nobody really pays attention to what they have to go through to protect not only our country but foreign ones as well. We are too focused on what the famous Kylie Jenner has done to her face or what surgeries Caitlyn Jenner has done to his/her body, to even think about the everyday soldier being deployed out of the country having to leave his or her family for months at a time. Just earlier this month, over a thousand National Guard members were deployed to Kuwait and nobody knows about that, but they do know how Kylie Jenner bought her best friend a car for her birthday. Personally I don 't think we pay as much importance as we should to our military and it shouldn 't be that way. From the outside, …show more content…
Every soldier has a reason for joining a branch; to protect our country which is what it is intentionally for, to avoid school, to continue a legacy, or even because it may help them with their desired career or financially assist them through school. Even if someones intention for joining is to avoid school, if they ever want to move up in the military it is necessary to go to school. To become a Sergeant it is actually a requirement to have a Masters degree, which most of the ignorant people making these claims probably don 't …show more content…
As an Alpha Automated Logistic Specialist, Lopez’s job is inventory and to supply other units with equipment they need, whether it be ammunition or vehicles. I have watched him grow as a person not only physically but mentally as well. The National Guard made him realize how ignorant his ways of thinking were. He knew less than 2 percent of the world and based his opinions off of that, but meeting these different people from all over the world learning their different cultures and the hardships they 've gone through, it helped him transition from a childish way of thinking to a more mature way of looking at life. He has told me what it was like to experience the training itself, how hard it was. “The in processing is the worst, you get there at about 3 a.m and right away the drill Sergeant starts yelling, ‘GET OFF THE BUS! GET OFF THE BUS!’ and right away you realize this isn 't home, this is the real deal, you 're away from home and you 're alone” (Lopez, Raul). Lopez described how since the in processing had to get done within a week, they had to go two days without sleep, some men would collapse on the spot and right away they would be punished. After all the paper work was done they were injected with vaccines to make sure they wouldn 't get sick since they were around people from all over the world.

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