For many single mothers, leaving their babies with someone else while they go off to work is a difficult thing to do. For these mothers, leaving their children behind to go off and serve in the military is unthinkable. But in the long run, it can actually be a responsible choice for you and your family. If you ever dreamed of having a career in the military, there is no need to let being a single mother hold you back.
Being in the military is a stable career and a noble one. Military families have access to the best public health care, so you will never have to worry about medical bills for your little ones, or about providing for them when you get sick. It is also a solid plan for the future. In this economy, many jobs are disappearing every day. If you enter into a job in the automotive industry or in publishing or in countless other areas that are in flux right now, you will have no idea whether your job will even be around in ten years. But the military will always be around. Even as we pull out of our wars in the Middle East, there is no way that we are ever going to shut down our best line of defense against attack. No matter how much we cut government spending, defense spending will always be strong. We respect our fighting men and women in uniform.
You can also use a career in the military to gain skills that will help you later in the job market if you decide to move on to a civilian lifestyle. There are so many different military jobs; you can use a career in the military to help train you for skills from computer science to becoming a medical doctor. And being in the military can also help you to get training outside the military. That’s right, thanks to the New GI Bill, the Montgomery Bill and FAFSA, the military can also help you pay for college. Navy Tuition Assistance will help you open up educational opportunities you never would have thought possible. With the U.S. Military paying for your education, you will be set for a high-paying and fulfilling career after you graduate, whether you stay with the military or move on to something else.
Be an inspiration to your children while providing for them by taking on a career in the military.