I'm looking into the option of joining the Marine Reserves. I've talked with my wife and have her support.
I have a few obstacles to overcome if I decide to enlist. I'm over the maximum age limit, but told I might be able to get a waiver. I've weighed all the pros and cons and I'm going to inquire further.
The cons would be my job. I don't think I could legally be terminated for military service but I don't want to hack off my employer either. Being away from my family for the 20 some odd weeks of training.
The pros are. I could serve my country. Being deployed doesn't concern me. If they call I'll go, without bitching, no questions asked. I'd like to know if I could still do it. I'm almost 35 and I'm very curious if I have what it takes.
And lastly, I believe this would greatly improve my resume for LE. That's not my only motivation but I'd be lying if I said it had nothing to do with it. I know this might seem like a odd question, but I'm an odd fella. This might get shot down when I'm told there will be no way I can get a waiver.