What Branch Should I Join?Deciding to join the military is a big decision on its own, but it isn’t where the decisions end. There are six branches of the military that you can serve in. The Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Navy, Marine Corps, and Space Force. Each branch has its own culture and mission
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What Branch Should I Join?Deciding to join the military is a big decision on its own, but it isn’t where the decisions end. There are six branches of the military that you can serve in. The Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Navy, Marine Corps, and Space Force. Each branch has its own culture and mission and making sure to pick the one that fits you best is an important step when joining the military. You also need to consider if you would like to serve on active duty, in the National Guard or Reserves. There is no one right answer. The best branch for you needs to meet your goals and aspirations and not just be focused on the “perks” of one branch over another. Depending on why you are joining and what you are looking for will help you determine what branch and way you should serve in the military. This chapter covers the culture and mission of each branch of the military and the primary differences between serving on active duty, in the National Guard, or Reserves“To me, it comes down to culture. When you find your fit, you feel it in your bones. In your soul. You feel it in your bones. In your soul. You feel energized by it in a way that is hard to describe – and in a way that the other simply don’t. Nothing wrong with the others of course – but you know when it’s right.” – Heather PriceIn this weeks interview we covered these topics:Know Your Why You Want to Join Read my why here.Know what you want to doKnow what you want to do after you leave the military behindResources provided by veterans (contains affiliate links)Read The Mask of War by Carl BuilderLearn about Michigan State University Combat Veteran Programhttps://www.facebook.com/msusocialwork/videos/1400497770116201/https://socialwork.msu.edu/Programs/MSW/Certificates/Combat-VeteransRead Women of the Miltary to hear more stories of military womenListen to Women Veteran PodcastWomen of the Military PodcastFreedom Sisters PodcastFemale Veteran PodcastAnswer these questionsWhat is your objective of service?Are there location / geographic considerations?Service, tradition, adventure, training, college assistance, etc?What are you interested in and capable (qualified) of doing?Does the service offer the career choice you want to do?Are you looking at a career in the military or a shorter option?Are you looking to enlist or take a path to be an officer?Mentioned in this Episode:A Girls Guide to the MilitaryNeed a mentor: Email me firstname.lastname@example.orgRelated Episodes7 Things I Wish I Would Have Known Before Joining the MilitaryGoing through MEPS - Episode 34Joining the Army While Still In High School - Episode 43