I'm only a junior in high school and was just considering my options for the military. I really want to go into the Army and at first I was planning to try and attend a service academy, but if I wasn't accepted to do AROTC in college. Recently I have been looking up information about enlisting and getting an 18x contract or option40 because I really want to try out for the Army Rangers. I know it's very hard to get into too, so I'm not just assuming I would get in. I have been wanting to do go into the Army for several years, but I don't know if enlisting is the right thing? I know people who enlist get paid less than officers or those with college degrees, but it's something I really want to do. In addition to that, can enlisting ever lead to a long career in the military because I don't just want to be in the military for several years?