First let me let you in on my background. I'm 27 and already have a career as a High School Teacher/Coach. I am also about to get married. Joining the guard is something that I have always wanted to do and finally convinced my soon to be wife to allow me to do this. I am in present contact with my recruiter and he has said to me that enlistment active training is 4 years, if you want to go the OCS route it is 6 years. I am looking for advice on which route I should go. I am joining the guard to serve my country/pride and my own self satisfaction that I have acomplished something great. With that being said, I want to be able to do something that that I cant do in my civilian life, but be able to still balance the demands of the guard to the demands of my full time civilain career. I know that I don't want to just be a paper pusher, I can do that in my civilian job. I guess the question that I have is will it really be worth it going to OCS to become a 2 Lt. or will I enjoy the other route better. The MOS I am looking at is 13F. Any advice anyone can give me on this decision would be greatley apprciated. I know for a fact that I do not want to serve one weekend a month and go and sit at a desk and simply give order and oversee. I rather be the one down in the mud with them training along side of them growing as a person and getting to do something that only the military can provide.
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