Originally Posted by disaacks3
That wasn't the connection. The connection was knowing what you were getting yourself into when you signed up.
True - The wages are nowhere near the same, nor is the prerequisite talent level. (This from a guy with Officers and noncoms throughout his family)
My son is career Army and I guarantee you the Army is getting a HUGE bargain by retaining his services. What can an Honors graduate in Engineering get in the marketplace compared to an Army salary, even the salary of a commissioned officer?
Anyway, the NFL doesn't deal with snipers, IEDs, missiles, suicide bombers and watching your buddies die for a living. It takes more then mere dollars to serve rather than be served. It takes character.