Hello forum people, a little info about myself would probably assist in my goals with this board. I'm turning 20 this June and just completed my MS1 year with the local Army ROTC detachment downtown. I am seeking to contract but I have discovered through many rough and tumble events this past year that the Army is probably not my branch (wasn't my first choice anyway, but I am still reserved to explain my reasons as to why unless I'm asked directly). I've been all over the mid-West and never really remained stationary growing up. I feel as though, even if I am only still a "kid" in the world of today, that the majority of people around me are growing increasingly ignorant and careless. I'm a firm believer that our negligence of the rest of the world will surely lead to the downfall of this nation, despite being the best nation and most free nation in the world. I'm pursuing a dual major in philosophy (comparative religions) and evolutionary biology (possibly using it for a medical field of some sort). I believe philosophy in particular is perhaps the best hope mankind has for survival, and it is the proper antidote to insanity. At 16 in my sophomore year in high school my brother-in-law (a four-year veteran of the Navy) suggested I should join the military and that it would probably be a good fit. I thought he was absolutely out of his mind to suggest that someone like myself join (long story), but after thinking about it long and hard, I decided it would probably serve me best if I served my country. So here I am, in hopes that I will within the next few years be a proud member of the U.S. armed forces.