Suck It Army
I was in the Army Reserves for almost 5 years. I hated it so much. My advice to anyone wanting to join, don't do it unless you like being a *******. It did make me realize how great life really is, if you not in the army.
I had to fly down to my unit four times out of the year since my MOS (job) was not part of any units near my home. I had to pay a $300 round trip plane ticket just for a weekend that was always hell. Lots of waiting around doing nothing. There were things to do, but I couldn't do them. I was only there four times out of the year. I was a paralegal and I never did it outside the army so I was pretty clueless when it came to doing paralegal tasks. During the rest of the year I had to take time off work to go work with active duty at a near by ba
Things that I really hate about the Army:
Army leadership. Basically they act like they know stuff but really they don't. Leadership positions do not require tests ba
What really sucks is that they have you for 8 years. Yea you signed up for a contract for two years active duty or six years reserves. But, they really have you for 8 years. They can call you up even if you completed your two years. Which they have been doing due to the frequent deployments.
Stop loss. Another way to screw us over.
Mess halls, food is crap. Some units actually make their soldiers PAY for that crap food each month.
I wrote the above post many years ago and I'm missing one important detail. One critical thing that I came to realize.
Many more have suffered more than me. Many soldiers have been screwed by the army and they accepted it as part of the job. At least I and others have the common sense to recognize a terrible organization and left.
Now I have a BS in biology with a GPA over 3.5 and pursuing a Masters in Statistics. Everyday is just wonderfully free of Army a**holes and everyone communicates and treats me with respect. Its odd that I feel like my co-workers and boss care for me.
However, many are still dealing with the army a**holes. My advice: Get the hell out as soon as possible and its so wonderful when it's over. And if your thinking of joining, please I beg of you do not join.