bangalore said:I'm still serving but I'm also a qualified teacher, project manager, I have had some of the best managerial experience imagined and can generally turn my hand to almost anything because that is what the Infantry has taught me - self sufficiency, motivation and the ability to strive for success.
I think for someone who left school with next to nothing I haven't done badly. The reason for this is I've bothered my arrse to do something about my education and got the Army to do something about it too, as well as pay for it. I've also got the Army to pay for a degree level course which I'm studying at the moment.
The good thing about the Army is, if you have the ability and motivation to improve yourself they will help you.
It's very easy to sit on your backside and do nothing but it won't get you anywhere, I wish I'd done something about it earlier.