It wasn't a hard decision, my Dad was a WWII Navy Veteran and served during the Korean War also. I had also been a Cadet at a Military Academy as well as a civil Air Patrol Cadet. The draft was in full force and I thought I'd rather go into the Air Force than wait for that to happen. A that point in life I wasn't sure what I wanted to do and it seemed like a good option and I felt one I was prepared for and did quite well in all the Training from Basic right into all the training beyond that point. I'm glad I had the experience and what I learned served Me well in even later civilian careers. If I had to do it again I'd still go Air Force although My only regret is I didn't take the opportunity to enter a program to become a Commissioned Officer despite My Officer in Charge and Commander plus the Base Equal Opportunity Officer trying to get Me to do so and all telling Me I'm make a good officer. They all wanted to help Me do that. I still did fine but think I passed up an chance to do something that would actually have worked out pretty well.
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