Joining the Military

Joining the Military 

The reasons why people join the military are many. Maybe you want to serve your country. Maybe you want to find your purpose. Maybe you want to travel the world. Or maybe this is your way of learning new skills. 

Whatever the reason you feel drawn to service and a career path that stays with you for generations, it is your personal choice. 

There are plenty of incentives in pay and benefits that is associated with this career path option. A few examples: 

  • A new second lieutenant starts at more than $39,000 a year plus full benefits, not including added monthly allowances.
  • Enlistment and reenlistment bonuses can be more than $20,000. 
  • Student loans can be relieved by up to $65,000.
  • Military retirement pay can reach 50-75% of the average of your final three years base salary (for the legacy High-3 retirement plan).

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A few Additional Benefits of Joining the Military

Life Considerations for the Military Path

Look at the sliders to review this career path to see if it makes sense for your situation, needs, and wants.

Autonomy/Independent Work
Collaboration/Group Work
Clock in and Out
Accomplish Things
Foundation to success
I can learn on the job
Not important
Very important
A little is OK
It's an investment in myself
A job well done
On location
Desk job
On the go
On the job
In a classroom
I can wait
Be a boss

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