Are You Ready to Enlist in the Military?

By: Zoe Samuel
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About This Quiz

As J.R.R. Tolkien put it in his trilogy "Lord of the Rings, "It's a dangerous business, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to."

Signing up for military service is a lot like this. You surrender a vast amount of control over your future and commit to obey any lawful order given to you by a powerful and thoroughly established hierarchy of men and women who may send you into harm's way at the drop of a hat. You could be deployed overseas and risk your life under heavy fire as you battle to secure the waterways and territories of the world for democracy, for our allies, and for people seeking to live their lives unmolested by tyrants and invaders.

Of course, you will get a lot of out of it. You'll earn new skills and travel to faraway lands. You'll get job security and a great pension with lifelong benefits. You'll make friends for life, and you'll know what it is to truly stretch yourself to your limits. You'll return stronger, wiser, and perhaps a little more cynical.

Are you ready to take the plunge? Let's find out!

Do you look good in white?

Do you love to travel?

Do you mind boredom?

Do you mind danger?

Do you mind low pay?

Do you mind being told what to do?

Do you like confined spaces?

Do you like the desert?

Do you like the ocean?

Do you want to continue with your job when you leave the military?

Would you like to move from a regular military job to a DOD job?

Do you want to live abroad?

Do you like long walks?

How dependent on technology are you?

Do you like the idea of parachuting?

Do you mind if you don't get all the glory?

Do you look good in gray?

Do you mind getting dirty?

Do you mind getting soaked?

Do you mind passing out from G-forces?

Are you afraid of heights?

Do you like to do things the old fashioned way?

What do you need to navigate?

How much money is enough money to risk your life?

Do you have family in the military?

Do you like big canons?

Do you like smart weaponry?

Do you look good in blue?

Are you interested in intelligence gathering?

Do you want to help regular people?

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