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this kind of doesnt sit well with me, no offense to you. while you may dislike that they are part of the government, they are doing what they do to protect YOU and your FREEDOM. So many lives have been sacrificed to allow you the life you live, that you should never tell someone not to join, especially if they want to. I would love to serve my country, and by this time next year, I may be on the path to become an officer.
Both would be great if you want to do something engineering related. My choice would be to apply for an NROTC scholarship and go to a school with an NROTC program, since they pretty much all offer engineering programs. once you graduate, you earn your commision as a naval officer and can then go to flight school to be a pilot or naval flight officer. you can get a guarantee for flight school as long as you meet the requirements. after you serve your commitment, you have a degree and invaluable leadership and work experience.
note: nrotc is still a good option if you dont get a scholarship, you can get a 2 year scholarship partway through college.
i hope i didnt miss vital info in your posts
some things I wuld like to note:
never sign up for a group you cannot get out of.
War sucks, its the worst thing man can create.
largest, yes. best equipment and best training, arguable.
the navy uses equipment that the airforce uses, but not all of it, due to carriers being limited in what they can support.
training wise, most likely equal, but specialized for each branch
my cousin is in the navy right now and he loves it. he went to the naval academy in annapolis and now he's the navigator in f-18s (the guy in the backseat of the 2 pilot planes who does all the mathematical stuff because he couldn't quite cut it as a fighter pilot.)
if you decide to talk to a recruiter, be firm. don't let him push you around into doing anything you don't want to. and absolutely do not let him get you to sign some sort of commitment until you are 100% sure you want to.
i personally am thinking about doing army or navy ROTC and going into the rangers or seals. when you do rotc i think you start out as a liiutenant which means, as far as i know, you get to see some action, but are not in as high of risk as an enlisted man.
You are so damn edgy bro!
And if there's one thing i can't stand its people who try to blame 9-11 on Americans. That's absolute bullshit. I realize that your response to this will be something like "stop living in ignorance, open your eyes, blah blah blah." Maybe a youtube video with no credibility. Awesome.
agreed good sir.
til we meet again...