- Jul 13, 2009
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- State of Jefferson
- Political Leaning
Sometimes it is true that people dont know exactly what they are getting into. I mean at 18 years old you dont always think things through.
Over the last 5 years, I had a question that I would ask every young soldier after they had been in our unit for about a month.
"Is the Army what you thought it would be?"
And ya know what? Almost universally, they admit it was not. They expected it to be tougher, more like a permanent boot-camp with Sergeants yelling at them all the time, and spending weeks at a time in the field living out of tents. And that we only deploy once every 2-3 years. Almost every one was very shocked that it was not anything even close to that. Most were amazed that other then the PT and the long hours (6am-5pm), it was pretty much like any other job.