Gary Stephen’s Answer
Good question...the short answer is you can do both and both are good choices... :) I did both and do not regret a single minute of it...I went in the Army Reserves right out of high school where I did basic and job training, then I served in the Army Reserve on weekends and in the summer while going to college and working @ Walmart. The military teaches you valuable skills that you can use in business...discipline, perseverance, attention to detail, etc.
Later I decided to go on Active duty with the military for 6 years and went to school part time as well...when I got out of the military I had an Associates degree, job experience and I had a job offer waiting for me the day I was honorably discharged from the Army. Later in my career I bought a franchise and owned a small cleaning business and the skills I learned in the military were very helpful and because I was a Veteran, I received a discount on purchasing the franchise. Good luck...