I enlisted when I was 17 yrs old. I have now been in 23 yrs. I don't regret my decision for a minute. It gave me the opportunity to travel the globe. Get my college degree. Meet my wife, and paid for 2 of my 3 children's births. I transferred to the Army Reserves for a little while, hence the Army not paying for all three. I came back on active duty and when my wife went threw kidney failure the Army paid for that also. I feel that serving my country as a soldier has to be one of my greatest accomplishments.