|As a navy/marines recruit, would I have to kill people?|
The navy is a fighting force so you would need to be prepared to be part of that. The navy is mostly a 'stand-off' force, meaning that it usually engages an enemy from a distance, including land bombardments using cruise missiles.
If you joined the marines, you would need to be prepared for close combat (possibly including hand-to-hand combat) and you may be posted to fight in Afghanistan.
Sailors' experiences are not all the same. Many navy personnel who have served for a long time have never had to kill anyone; others have killed a lot of people as part of their role; some know they have killed civilians by mistake and have to live with that experience for the rest of their lives. For some navy recruits, killing is thought of as just what sometimes has to be done - it takes courage to do what is a difficult and important job. Others never come to terms with killing other people - it is a traumatic experience and a cause of combat stress that can last for years.
Think carefully about this.
|Last Updated on Monday, 18 January 2010 18:43|