My DD and her boyfriend of over 3 years are both looking to join the Navy in Aug of this year. He will be enlisting and she is awaiting NROTC decisions to see if she will do college first or enlist. I am trying to help them lay out all of their options so that they don't do anything they will regret later. One of those decisions is deciding if they should marry before they sign any contracts to get the benefits of a married couple in the military as well as making it more likely that they can live near each other as soon as possible. They wouldn't do a big wedding right now, but the extra money could help them fly to see each other a few times a year. What are your thoughts on the matter?