I am joining the Infantry.........but I was curious why everyone I know in the Army is so negative about my decision!? I understand it's not everyone's cup of tea but I get told theres no prospects or proper trades to learn that it takes forever to get promotion and that I'll be soldiering full time between Afghanistan and Iraq every year and not doing much else etc! Some I do not doubt is true. But why are other personnel so negative about a career in the Infantry? It's really got on my goat!!!