Not sure where to post this or if it belongs on these forums but here goes. I will be attending BYU Provo on an AFROTC scholarship next year. However I have a very dear friend (Senior this year)who's high school record leaves a four year college out of reach. He has talked about enlisting in the Army but i do not think he has thought about serving the way I have. I understand that by joining I am signing a blank check to my country for any amount up to and including my life. He hasn't really realized this and he does not want to see combat. Furthermore he was told by an Army recruiter he would never have to see combat if he didn't want to. As far as I am aware when you enlist you go where the Army needs you no if's ands or buts. Is there any way he could join the Military (any service) where he would be less likely to see combat and will be able to either earn a degree or receive training that will help him get a job after the military? Or should he even go into the Military? From what I understand it would seem Air Force is the way to go, but I may be a bit biased. Thank you in advance.