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 – 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

What Branch Should I Join

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“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 doesn’t. Nothing wrong with the others of course – but you know when it’s right.” – Heather Price

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Know Your Why You Want to Join 

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Answer these questions

  • What 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?

Related Episodes

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Joining the Army While Still In High School – Episode 43

Are you trying to decide what branch of the military to join? Check out the resource I have found and the advice from veterans.

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