Originally posted by Deanna Leonhart:
Well I eventually want to move into civil affairs but I was told that I cant submit for that until I reach e-7.
Intel, paralegal would be good for that endgoal. But if you want to do medical, it's a good career field. Never a shortage of people getting sick or hurt.
Jobs on the civilian side are more predictable there as well. Whatever you choose, know now that you will spend quite a bit of time outside the MOS. The army doesn't pay for janitors or lawn people for everywhere- lower ranking soldiers do that.
Also you will spend glorious hours at rifle ranges, most units spend Monday morning checking the tires and oil on the trucks they are assigned, plenty of fun briefings on a wide variety of exhilirating subjects, etc...
Then IF you get to work in your job, count yourself lucky.
(I am communications and spent my first 6 months after training working as a mailclerk. Then years later I worked 6 months as the Unit paperwork guy. For a year I was assigned to teaching Privates at AIT (MOS school).)
But do what you're told, try your best, and the Army can be very rewarding.
Good luck to you!
Be Proud of what you do- and do it Well! ~me