I have decided to enter the military when I am eligible around the beginning of 2007. I would join today but legal issues have gotten in the way. Because of these legal issues, it’d be hard for me to get a comission (this may not be true, just what I’ve been told). This will probably leave me with at least another semester of college before I earn my bachelor’s, but I plan on finishing that once I get in. I won’t discuss the legal problems but I will say it’s only misdameanor.
Well, I want to be the best. I cannot imagine a better life for a single man like myself other than being a SEAL. The boring shit that many civilians go through day after day is not something I want to look back on when I’m 60. Every time I try to think of something I want to be (such as a lawyer), I realize its probably not for me.
I’m not trying to romanticize the job of being a SEAL, as I know it is probably some of the toughest work on the planet. But the opportunity to see a few of them up close (and working with an ex-SEAL), they carry themselves like they believe they could do any fuckin thing on earth. They earned that right. And reading about their training…there’s nothing I want more.
Now my questions:
I know most enter the Navy and then go to BUD/S while some come from the Marine Corps and a few come from the Army. I definitely don’t want to join the Navy then risk not being able to go to BUD/S. That said, I want to join the Marine Corps and be a grunt. So, does anyone know how hard it is to get accepted to BUD/S as a Marine? Would joining the Navy or Army be a better option? Any info you have would be appreciated.