For a young adult, the decision to join the Army will be the most important choice of his or her life. But that decision can be difficult to make without the support of family and friends. This section is designed to help you understand the benefits of your son or daughter's potential military service, and what you can expect for the future.
A Clear Future
The U.S Army and Army Reserve offer training and hands-on experience in hundreds of career paths. From engineering to law, medicine to mathematics, there are few institutions in the world that can match the training and educational services of the Army.
Aside from on-the-job training, the Army has dozens of programs designed to help Soldiers earn a college degree without having to swim through a sea of debt afterwards. The ROTC program for example, allows a young adult to attend college, receive Army training, and a commission as a U.S. Army Officer upon graduation.
Learn more about Army education and career benefits.
What to Expect
Joining the Army is the opportunity to be a part of something greater than a nine to five office job. Army Soldiers have strength of body and character. They carry out orders with pride, and they are equipped to lead in any situation that requires a firm hand and a strong voice.
You will likely have questions about your son or daughter’s day-to-day life. Click the link below to learn more about a Soldier’s service options, deployment, what they’ll experience on a military base and how you’ll keep in touch with them while they’re abroad.
U.S. Army Soldiers live fast-paced lives. As a parent, you may be wondering about deployment, life on a military installation, and the methods of communcation that Soldiers use to keep in touch with their families.
Get to know how parents like you handled their son or daughter’s decision to enlist. Hear their stories, and find out how they participated in the process step-by-step - from their first reaction to the ultimate pride they feel today.
A piece of advice is learning to let go, you can’t control your children but you can guide them into their future and make sure that they make the right decisions that’s right for them, that’s right for their community. Basically will make them better people. So listen, parents need to listen.
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