This is a huge detour from the original posting but here goes.its hard to follow your christian beliefs as a member as the military, or to at least abide by some of the major credos: thou shalt not kill etc etc.
the military is a pretty violent, profane, NON CHRISTIAN institution where in the end, it is their sole job to protect the constitution from all enemies foreign and domestic- translation: kill those people that would harm everyday americans and what we stand for as a nation. i'd say the marines are the ultimate example of that.
i guess the only way to remain religious in the military, especialy combat arms, is to keep an internal moral compass that in some cases/coincidentally may be instilled by one's religion, and use that to make decisions in the field. but undoubedtly, you'll have to overlook some major christian beliefs in order to do your job succesfully in the military. what is more important for YOU: serving in the military and doing all that is required of you by that job (and losing your religion in a sense), or following your religion/not sacrificing it's core beliefs.
it's an issue no doubt.