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6 Reasons Civilians Back Out of Military Service

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Anyone who’s ever served in uniform has probably heard someone say the immortal line: “I would have joined the military, but…”

Lots of civilians make a trip to the recruiter with an eye toward military service, full of patriotic zeal and martial courage.

 

But many pull out at the last minute and give their friends and family some song and dance about why they couldn’t commit.

marine eating mre

…But the MRE bread is too good? A US Marine recruit with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, takes part in a Meal, Ready-to-Eat during the Crucible at Parris Island, South Carolina, Dec. 3, 2015. (US Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jamal D. Sutter)

No matter what excuse they give you for not signing on the dotted line, here are six real reasons recruiters tell us people decide not to join.

 

6.) They’re physically disqualified

military tattoo regs

The Marine Corps Bulletin 1020, released June 2, 2016, explains the new Marine Corps tattoo policy.

A recruit who wants to join but is physically disqualified is disappointing for both the recruit and the recruiter. Applicants can be physically disqualified because of asthma, bad eyesight, scoliosis, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and other causes. Sometimes people disqualify themselves with tattoos, ear gauges or other kinds of body art.

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6 Reasons Civilians Back Out of Military Service
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