I had my head too far up my ass at 18/19 to sign up.
I I have spent the last 8 years working my way into a decent job and buying a house. I have been in a few long relationships that crashed and burned.
Things seemed so clear at 18, my goals and plans inarguable. Now I look back and wonder wtf I was thinking.
I spoke with a recruiter last summer(25 years old). The metal in my left elbow, history of epilepsy and a few other injuries keept me from passing the medical.
I work with an ex marine, he is a compile dbag with a side of fat fukc . Most exmilitary guys are average and normal but a few have that uniform a little too far up the ass.