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Almost all cadences are about the infantry...what else is there? Wink

Seriously though - Infantry gets rank fairly quickly, a lot of cool schools are available (airborne, ranger etc) It's an easy springboard into special operations etc. It is an excellent MOS for a military career.

You need to consider though that you will definitely deploy at least once to a war zone...probably numerous times. It is a high risk MOS, you will be the guy kicking open doors and getting shot at.

If you decide to leave the military, the infantry doesn't give you much civilian relevant employment experience (outside of leadership under stress). Unless you want to be a policeman.

Even in peacetime, you will deploy...a lot all over the globe, in support of peacetime missions. Most of these places you will get to see, you would not choose to visit.

There is a lot of field time (you go out to the woods and you stay there for long periods of time, training day and night) it is not a 9 to 5 job. It is very physically demanding, very heavy gear with long walks. You will become intimate with body armor, rucks and weapons.

All that being said...I loved being infantry!
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