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This is a discussion on Homeland security needs? within the Law Enforcement, Military & Homeland Security Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by bandit383 2) The military actually gets paid pretty well...I think one needs to do a bit more research on the starting pay ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bandit383 View Post
    2) The military actually gets paid pretty well...I think one needs to do a bit more research on the starting pay and benefits (medical, dental, food, housing, educational/GI bill). Include yearly COLA and retirement etc, that many companies do not provide. After looking at starting...look at the 5 year point as well. Starting pay in real numbers (and education) is actually greater than school teachers and LEOs in a number of states. The perception that the military does not get paid very well actually existed a number of years back (the Clinton food stamp era) and has stuck. Regardless, most serve not for pay, but for the service, commitment, and honor.

    Military pay isn't bad, but it isn't great. Compared to my friends with degrees (I have one too), I'm a little behind them. But my life isn't uncomfortable in the rear. Of course I put in a lot more hours in than them. Compared to jobs I've had before getting my degree, quality of life is slightly higher.

    But we do not serve for the cash as you noted, Bobcat is well aware of military pay too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bandit383 View Post
    1) Lincoln never served...

    he did spend a bit of time in local militia if i recall(i'll do a bit of research later tonight) and he wasn't realy the brightest guy we've had in that office. only good thing was he knew what not to mess with. most of our current gov't doesn't understand that hence make the training a requirement. and federal service isn't just army, navy, airforce, and marines FBI, coast gaurd, DARPA, etc. the training is less substancial than the fact that it wakes people up to the fact tat they truely hold the fate of the nation in their hands.
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    You want an incentive to serve in the military? I've got one.....

    Serve for 8 years, and NEVER PAY FEDERAL INCOME TAX AGAIN.

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    I use to think that myself, however after being in the military I can say it's like anything else, if your heart isn't in it you won't do your best.

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