Enlisted rather than be drafted so I could have a choice about branch. Did give up an athletic scholarship but by the time I got out my goals had changed so became an engineer rather than a coach.
I don't believe a year of training minimum along with some productive endeavor would do harm to anyone. Israel has a good model, but I believe we had a good model with the CCC camps which could be done after basic.
That is more accurately what happened to me as well.
Originally Posted by Marvin S
Football at NEMO State, lost deferrment, got notice, joined USCG!!
difference between mandatory military service and the draft? Sounds like one is just more politically correct than the other.