Which branch of service is better for me, Air Force or Army based on my needs?
Hello, I'm an 18 yr old male who is considering joining the Air Force or Army in hopes of becoming more mature, disciplined, and in better physical shape as a man. While also building relationships, becoming a better leader and hoping to advance in my career. However, I prefer to be not deployed as much and wish to work in a computer or communications based job since as I am a more intellectual/ geek type guy. So I was wondering if anyone with military experience or knowledge would tell me which branch would be the best for me based on my personal goals and personality. #military #air-force #army
I am a former Army Infantry Officer and agree with a lot of the points made in your previous answers. I strongly echo the sentiment that it is very unrealistic to expect not to deploy, regardless of what branch you join. Honestly, if you don't want to deploy, I'd recommend choosing a different path than the military. Whether you are in the Army, Air Force, or Navy, deployments are at the core of what you do. If you aren't prepared to go overseas then I don't think the military is the right place for you. There are plenty of places to get experience in the two areas you mentioned and, if you want to serve, you might want to investigate the Coast Guard. I linked their careers page below.
I hope this helps - good luck in whatever path you ultimately choose to pursue. Don't hesitate to reach out if you have more questions about this topic.
Jacob recommends the following next steps:
As far as deployments that is not a guarantee, the chances are you may deploy, with any job. The USAF usually has shorter deployments than the Army. The next step would be to talk to a recruiter and ensure you are able to join, from there ensure you can enter into a specific career field, not a general enlistment where they can pick your job.
Hope this helps.