I want to be a commissioned officer, not an enlisted officer, and I'm taking the ROTC scholarship. However, I'm not sure which military ROTC/military choice I should go into. I'm definitely not joining the marines, but I'm debating between the navy, Air Force and army.
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Well I was going to suggest the Marine Corps because I was in the Marines myself and naturally I'm very prideful of the Corps. First I want to commend you for not only choosing to serving your country but also taking the path of becoming a commissioned officer.
I think different branches of service have different things to offer. The Navy would be my second choice.. you will be working close with Marines and the Navy is very respectable in their chain of command. They operate like a military should operate. All our navy corpsman were great and we all considered them to be Marines.
Airforce you are getting on a more technical side and will feel like a civilian wearing military uniform most of the time. If is very relaxed and you will be using more brain power than traditional military discipline.
I'm not a huge fan of the Army. No disrespect to any soldiers out there but from what I've observed a lot of them are very unprofessional and undisciplined. Their ASVAB requirements I think are 28 which is very low. Army in comparison to the other branches are the most lenient on granting waivers and that is for a reason. The army prides itself on their numbers rather than their soldiers. Conventional infantry doesn't seem to even know how to handle a bunch of desert rats in the middle east.
The Marine Corps is the best most elite force in the military as far as conventional excluded special forces. It is a rough branch to be in and it's certainly not for everyone. It's harsh, tough, and a lot of Marines hate their lives during their whole enlistment. That being said it's a love hate relationship. Sometimes I wish I could go back in. The Marines know how to fight and have proven to do so throughout country's history. They are disciplined and aggressive. Marine Corps in my opinion is the epitome of what the military should be like. It will change you and will force you to grow up a lot faster than your peers. It's a life lesson that will be remembered forever and you will carry that pride for the rest of your life. The habits you learn in the Marine Corps will stick with you forever. The way you walk.. the way you stand.. your work ethic.. your drive. Everything about you will change. You will be forced to become the best version of yourself whether you think you have it in you or not.
Goodluck.. I hope you make the right choice.1