Member Rara Avis
Navy here too. I think that even if it ends up not being the life for you, a stint in the military can have great benefits for your future. There are good things/habits you learn in there that carry over (how to get up at ungodly hours of the morning for one, how to out-curse a construction worker for another ) into the rest of your life. Employers look at ex-military as a great asset to their companies (the ability to listen and folow directives, dependability, etc.). On top of that, most military programs now offer things such as money for college, VA home loans, etc. There are a lot of benefits. Just remember, though, that you're paying the price for that in time, and limited freedom. Whether it's worth it to you or not is a personal decision.