I am strong, resourceful, independent, and as in control of my life as I can be. I don't like to ask the type questions that prompt the one line answers.
Like "Ultimately, it's up to you." or "It's your life, do what's best for you."
I know this already, it doesn't need to be said. I said that, because this is one of those questions.
Please understand, I don't need a rehash of what I already know.
What I need is a better understanding of what I'm getting myself into before I can't go back. Maybe some first hand, "front line" advice. And not the kind Nova Pain is handing out.
First things first. About a year ago, I was put in a position were I had to make some serious heart wrenching life altering decisions. I had to start over, rebuild and reinvent myself.
There are still some days I wonder what the hell I'm doing.
My need for direction, control, and self mastery has lead me to this road. So in an attempt to reinvent myself in a stronger image, I have decided to join the army.
However, I'm sensitive, but having my heart ripped out has left me colder.
I am female not that it matters this day in age, but there are still glass ceilings. Not to mention I'm adorable if I do say so myself. I have a very powerful art of enchantment that I can't turn off. It's so effortless for me it's almost detrimental (i.e. I attract attention). I know that by chasing this kind of a goal will only add more to my appeal. Not that it's a bad thing, it's just that I'm already using very evasive defensive maneuvers, short of beating them off with sticks. So having some real powerful combat training, I figure can't hurt. However I have no idea what I'm in for. Ladies any advice?
Now, it's not like I jumped out of bed, said "hey I think I'll enlist." Even though I feel like that. I don't want to rush into anything I might be naive about.
I've been on the Army website for the past couple of weeks,and they set it up to seem just like collage. I spoke to a recruiter today, and he made it seem more like a job. I know it's more than that, I want it for what I expected it to be, I chance to train physically and mentally for the career field I've chosen (Law enforcement). Not to mention the kind of fire arms training I can't get on my own.
I work a 40hrs week job to get by. I have endurance, determination, and the clever ability to use what I'm presented with to maneuverer my way through the obstical course of life to achieve my goals. SO...
I'm a Criminal Justice major. I haven't pick a specialty, yet and I'm still a year off from being an intern. I was looking seriously at police academy, but I have no formal training. So what better way to get it then to join the army. So I'm planing 3-6 year in the military, possibly the military police, while I work toward my Masters.
Now my questions:
What is it like for females in the military or the police force?
Are there still prejudice I should look out for?
How would you deal with them?
As a single female any tips for keeping the dogs at bay ?
I know sexual harassment works as a last line of defense, but how about some realistic advice to let them down a little gentler than that.
Are the women even still separate from the men in the military? With everything they're trying to change, I just don't know.
Being strong enough for these jobs, do you find it hurts or adds to ones femininity?
I like to hear form both sides on this one.
Are you more likely to get treated like one of the guys?
For those of you who enlisted as Satanist. Did you have to tell your recruiter, or did you just write it on paper work you filled out?
There is a statement on the Army website in the surviving boot camp section that recommends going to church even if your an Atheist.
What do you think is it good advice?
Would you do it, or did you?
Is it just a chapel like in a hospital or is it a service?
With all the conformity required already would you just do it to go with the flow, so your not making waves?
I have no intention of drawing any more attention to my self than I already do.
How hard is it to go to school from the military? Because they made it seem possible and almost easy to do.
Is police academy similar to boot camp?
Has anyone been through both?
How do they compare if at all?
I'm just wondering, any stories or advice you like to share, will help and is much appreciated. Especially from the Ladies who have been down this road. Please and Thank You