Good points Mike... although when I see young adults floundering around without direction, I wonder why they don't join the military, because even in your worst case scenario of not getting the job they promised you, at least your moving forward in life by showing future empoyers that you can handle commitment and responsibilities, and at 4 years your able to re-evaluate if the military is your thing or not. If not, you now have some college assistance and something to put on your resume. If you decide to stay in, you often have the option to retrain into a career you find more interesting, you still have college assistance, rewarding travel opportunities and experiences. If you serve for 20 years, you have job skills and leadership experience to bring to a new job since your now only 37 or 38 years old, and the monthly check deposited into you bank account for the rest of your life is nice. If I had to do it all over again, I still would signed up.