I Want to Join the Army

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 254 People

    I want to give back to my Nation.

    I am going to serve and protect those who can't do it for themselves. I will go above and beyond my own capabilities to show that I am not just strong but Army Strong. Money is not a motive for me. Also I'm going to get into special forces including the Army Rangers.
    ElMatador96 ElMatador96
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jul 22, 2014

    That's the old army logo,

    I like it a little better than the new one. I have been thinking about it, and I think out of all of the branches, I want to join the Army. It is a lot easier to pick my job in that branch and the Army has done a lot in world war 2. I am going to talk to my mom's...
    moose73630 moose73630
    18-21, M
    Mar 3

    I want to fight terrorism.

    I want to keep my family and my country safe for the coming years. Canadian here.
    Younngwarrior Younngwarrior
    16-17, M
    Mar 4, 2015

    I want to enlist in the Army

    but I can't because my country does not recruit females anymore which sucks big time.
    CastleFreak CastleFreak
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jul 13, 2014

    I wanted to when I was a child

    and I still do now. Sadly I don't think it will be possible. I suffer from Social anxiety disorder and depressive issues which I'm slowly recovering from. But the docs say I also show signs of Aspergers (while its not 100% proven) And I know autism/Aspergers ain't allowed in...
    ToxicNinjaDS1 ToxicNinjaDS1
    16-17, F
    Mar 8

    Question for young men

    who want to join or did already. My 18 year old son wants to but can't give me a good reason. I'm trying to wrap my head around it, everyone I know had bad experiences. Why do you want to join? If you already did, how is it going?
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jul 15, 2015

    It'S Started

    Today is the first day of getting my self fit and mentally tough for the army lets just hope I don't give up like everything else is giving up around me I will stand tall and this time next year I will be in the British army
    Jakeyd1234 Jakeyd1234
    18-21, M
    Nov 11, 2013

    Getting Ready To Join...

    I have wanted to join the army for a couple years now but circumstances took me other places in my life but now it seems like the doors are opening for me to finally pursue this dream. My main support has been my boyfriend, who is currently serving in the army. I am just...
    72chevygirl 72chevygirl
    18-21, F
    Jul 10, 2010

    I do my uncle did but sadly he died in war from

    a bomb doc said he was going to live 3 weeks. He lives 3 months. People laugh at me cuz of this who ever. **** you he was a good guy
    bradycountry bradycountry
    16-17, M
    1 Response Jan 27, 2015

    I wanted to join out of high school

    but my dad wouldn't have it. He's a lawyer and joined the Army as an officer, and told me not to waste my time trying to climb the ladder as enlisted. Well now I'm almost done with college and I've been leaning toward joining up again. I would love to be a medic or even Special...
    Livvy2 Livvy2
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 4, 2014

    so you want to join the army good

    for you I hope to see you here go 12b or 11b to have fun :p just got home from afgainistain if you have q ask me
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 27, 2015

    I will fight terrorism,

    I will not give up without a fight.
    r4pt0r1980 r4pt0r1980
    2 Responses Apr 25, 2015
    RussianRussell RussianRussell
    18-21, M
    Jan 26, 2015

    Anyone else from Russia

    or former USSR Republic? Now I'm Russian Army reservist with aspiration to serve in special forces (Spetsnaz). I failed test this year (few seconds time on physical test), but I'll try next year.
    fedor93 fedor93
    22-25, M
    Dec 19, 2014
    Hsgdbg Hsgdbg
    22-25, M
    Aug 22, 2014
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jan 27, 2015

    After I graduate out of high school I wanna go

    into the army. But my family members (mostly my mom and sister) are scared for me to go. Idk why
    Wessley19 Wessley19
    18-21, M
    Aug 17, 2014

    i'm going to be flying to France soon to join

    the French Foreign Legion :)
    RyanDes RyanDes
    18-21, M
    Dec 18, 2014

    Im Going To Be Inthe Army

    I'm a girl and i REALLY want to be in the army, well because i love to make a stand and to fight for what i believe in! Sure i sometimes thought our country would fall but it still is here all because of our troops. And i just feel the need to want to help others but in this way...
    0cutting0and0frustration0 0cutting0and0frustration0
    13-15, F
    Aug 12, 2011

    I just completed an Insight course

    and it's just made me want to join more.
    deleted deleted
    Nov 28, 2014

    i've wanted to join the army

    for about two years at least. i don't want to tell my family or anyone because they probably don't see me as someone that would want to . my brother has taught me a lot about the different jobs i could go into, but i have settled on two: chef, or medic. there are people that i...
    shadowstorm292 shadowstorm292
    18-21, F
    Nov 2, 2014

    i work as a mechanical engineer

    and a specialist in heating , ventilation & air conditioning i wanna be in the my india's army ....... this has been my life goal but my family dictates my every move..... but this has not demotivated me ... im 20 now ... i have been placed in a stable job now and independent...
    gokul273 gokul273
    22-25, M
    Jul 13, 2014

    One of my mom's friends is a retired Drill

    Sergeant from the U.S. Army. We will meet up with him for lunch and talk to him tomorrow. The recruiter sugarcoats things, as always, so I think her friend will give me the ugly truths. I have been wondering if the Air Force would be better. I have been reading stuff online...
    moose73630 moose73630
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Mar 9

    As a female I know in the army we are

    considered the underdogs in most if not all combat roles hence the ban •^• I aim to change that and endure months of home training to get to Infantry standards that have been set by the UK army
    DarkDelight DarkDelight
    16-17, F
    1 Response Sep 11, 2015

    Its My Dream To Join The Army

    I don't get it, we live in the 21st century. It shouldn't be frowned upon that a girl want to join the army as a officer. Why cant a girl be in the Army, why cant we be seen as equals in military. I am going to join the Army and prove everyone wrong including my parents!
    JinxWings JinxWings
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Oct 7, 2013
    dubsteplover98 dubsteplover98
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 21, 2015

    Going To Make You Proud!

    Mamma I remember you, your smile and laughter. I remember how you would hold me and Kirra tight and tell us of how you want us to make you proud. You always showed me that to get somewhere in life I should fight for what I believe in. I should fight for what is right. I am going...
    SaphireOnFire SaphireOnFire
    22-25, F
    Mar 26, 2013

    That's it I have just made up my mind

    and I'm going to try and do every thing that I can so that I can get in the army
    notgranted42 notgranted42
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 19, 2014

    NG Vs MR Any Thoughts Or Opinions?

    I have always been interested in joining the military. When i was a kid my teachers were always confiscating my drawings of war and battle, and before i could even walk my parents were taking me all over Gettysburg in a stroller. I read book after book about military science and...
    AxiosThanatos AxiosThanatos
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Aug 23, 2013

    Not So Good Idea?

    Lately I've been doing things like screwing up my relationships with friends and my schoolwork is really down. And I also really am thinking a lot of later joining the army, normally I wanted to be a manager but nobody seems to think that is a good idea. I've told my friends...
    1 Response Feb 16, 2013

    I Heart The Military!!

    Ever since i heard of military schools, training camps, etc. a wave of excitement came over me. I love it! Especially the idea of fighting for the united states, and honoring this country. Something to be proud of. I also love serving, helping, and defending. I can't decide...
    denimrose denimrose
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 16, 2013
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 14, 2015

    I'm training to join the US Army.

    I'm a 20 year old woman and I'm ready to make a choice that is mine. I want to better myself. I want to be someone I never thought I could or would be. I'm pushing myself harder than I ever have before. I have a meeting with a recruiter on Friday. I haven't told my fianc...
    kay5262 kay5262
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 4, 2014

    I'm in the process of joining the army I'm

    excited but nervous I'm lazy and I need this to make me strong both physically but mostly emotionally yes it has a lot to do w the guys who have damage me and keep hurting me but also w ppl who put me down I need and want to be strong I hope I get to go to war I'm worried I won...
    Grey88 Grey88
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Mar 16, 2014

    i want to join the military.

    i know im to "young" to be thinking about this but its true.. but my family says no because they are scared im going to die... NOT EVERYONE DIES -0- i never tell anyone this Cx
    Lizzy805 Lizzy805
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Nov 20, 2014

    I wanted to join the army a long time now

    but my cousin who was in the navy suggested the Air Force and I started to lean in that direction. I still want the Air Force but I would need to go to college and get college credits in order to sign up and for them to recognize me. I heard that they are very picky. So, now I'm...
    overcomer24 overcomer24
    26-30, F
    Jul 14, 2014

    I live in the UK and I have recently decided to

    finally join the army and now i'm just waiting to hear back. Although i'm doing this primarily to fight and serve for my country and because i want to be part of something that matters i think i'm doing it for a lot if wrong reasons too. I'm afraid that because i have felt a lot...
    DRS3011 DRS3011
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jul 26, 2014
    AlyseJay AlyseJay
    18-21, F
    Sep 18, 2014

    I enlisted awhile back,

    just waiting to ship out soon. looking forward to it after I graduate
    PeterQuill PeterQuill
    18-21, M
    May 16, 2015

    Spoke to my recruiter Monday,

    passed the practice test but I asked for some time to study for the real one just in case. In 2-3 weeks I'll be giving my recruiter a call to schedule an appointment at MEPS. I can use that time to work more on my physical training as well. Finally my life is falling into place...
    Irvyy Irvyy
    18-21, M
    5 Responses Aug 20, 2015

    4 Years 2 Months

    In august 4 years from now I'm gonna go into the army and be an army doctor or sniper but the only 2 reasons I want to join because my dad and uncle And great uncle served and I want to serve this great country of mine
    emix13 emix13
    13-15, M
    1 Response Jun 14, 2012

    I'm 24 years old been in this county

    since 7 years old. I want to join army. Since hs but I was not allowed since I don't have green card I feel more American the. Most people on this county. Is there a way around it
    realmadrid3 realmadrid3
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jan 25, 2014

    Enlisting Soon... I Hope

    I am an Army ROTC cadet at school. Unfortunately, contracting for new cadets has been frozen except in special cases. So I'm taking time off and I want to enlist. I scored a 92 ASVAB, but my weight is no good. I can't pass a PT test yet, and I need to lose about 50 pounds. (I'm...
    seisei seisei
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 16, 2010

    12 years ago my country was invaded.

    Today i sit with my home taken by ISIS. My whole family served in many wars. I want to serve and take back my home. My country back. To fight and free the people trapped there. To rid my country of this war and finally bring peace. And protect that peace.
    Hgaood Hgaood
    16-17, M
    1 Response Sep 24, 2015
More Stories