Originally Posted by Bishop2Queens6
How did your parents take the news that you wanted to join the army, or any branch of the military?
My mother and sister are not supporting me in my decision.
I can't talk about deployments and whatnot (entering ROTC next semester so I'm just a noob. And I'm younger than you) but I've been talking about joining since I was a sophomore in the JROTC (
My dad went through the ROTC before going to medschool, and both my grandfathers served so I have his support.... But my mother is just like yours and figures there's other things to do and can't understand why I can't just focus on only school. On top of that, my bro and I have never seen eye to eye, and apparently jokes to his friends that:
"yeah, in the new house my parents'll have a room, there'll be a guest room, and my brother will be in a urn on the fireplace"
And has told me on many occasions that he'll enjoy giving my eulogy.
(in his mind, anyone who goes into the combat arms fields dies..and I'm planning on a 19series mos)
But if it's something you truly want to do, you'll have to find a way to make them understand that you're going to join, and even if they disagree it'll be nothing but a waste of time and energy for them not to support you...because youll do it anyways.
And for the asthma thing...unless it's serious and will stop you from doing things don't put it down. I had cataracts surgery a few years ago, and even though I have all supporting paperwork and a signed document from my opthamologist stating it "holds me to no restrictions whatsoever" it is a BITCH getting through the med process, of which I'm still working on (4months later..)