Anyway, my degree I felt was useful because I was doing the job already and it was introducing new methods and ideas that a non formalized experience wouldn't provide.
So my advice to you, join the military. Make it a priority to start your work experience. In 4 years, through hard work and dedication, you could have a darn impressive military record as well as a 4 year degree (that's what I did). When I got out at 8 years, I had 8 year real world experience, many decorations and career accolades at the highest levels of the Department of Defense, as well as THREE degrees (2 associates, 1 bachelors). Oh and a bonus, I had a massive savings and no debt... that's what the military can do for you... if you work hard, you can achieve anything.
Best of luck!