A recruiter may come to his school. Or he may get a brochure in the mail. Your teen may decide he is interested in finding out more.
The Armed Forces could be right for your teen if:
• He wants to go to college but has no other way to pay.
• He doesn’t mind going far from home.
• He understands that the Armed Forces exist to prepare for and fight in wars.
• He understands that following orders is a must.
The Armed Forces are probably not right for your teen if:
• He is against war and fighting.
• He doesn’t think he could ever take direct orders from another adult.
• He wants to stay close to home.
The Armed Forces offer many benefits, but joining is one of the most serious decisions a person can ever make.
Your teen should never sign anything by himself. You and perhaps one other adult family member should review anything before he signs. His contract should state exactly what he wants. For many students, the Armed Forces can be a good educational choice.
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