I have a professor from Israel this semester, and today I went to his office hours to discuss an assignment. I happened to be in uniform, so he brought up his military service back in Israel (Israelis have a 3 year service requirement when they turn 18). We started talking and I brought up field training and how competitive it has been this year to get a slot. When I mentioned this, he looked at me puzzled and asked "Competition? You compete to go into the military here?" Just another example that we truly do serve for the world's greatest nation, and the world's greatest military!