Name_____________________________________________________Date_____ ________________Period_________ Shaping Sheet Introduction Are there more benefits than downsides in joining the military? I believe that military has way more benefits than downsides. I believe that people criticize the military excessively. Each person who joins the military learns a variety of values. All soldiers get an assortment of benefits. Not only does the G.I.s get benefits but also their families get some benefits as well. Topic Sentence 1: Lots of people learn a couple of values as they get older or from a few experiences. Everyone who joins the military learns values like loyalty, duty, respect, integrity, and courage. Loyalty means faithfulness or dependability to a commitment. A loyal soldier is one who listens and follows the leadership and stands up for and sticks together with fellow soldiers. A soldier doing his part in a mission or operation, he is loyal to his unit, government, country, and people. Duty means the binding force of something that or something that is expected of, someone to do because it is morally right. By putting on the uniform when required to or following orders, a soldier is doing his duty as an individual in the military. But doing his duty means more than carrying out his assigned tasks. It is to help out fellow soldiers who are in need by telling them advice and giving them choices for them to choose. It is to help his community and country. I believe that duty is to do something voluntarily that is morally right. Respect means a sense of worth or excellence of a person, personal trait, or ability. Everyone knows the saying, “Treat people as they should be treated.” But in soldiers’ terms, it is “Treat others with dignity and respect while expecting others to do the same.” Respect is letting people know that someone acknowledges them and admires them. Self-respect is essential in everything. It lets one feel confidence and motivation in oneself.The average civilian, who works one job forty-two hours a week on minimum wage, makes about one thousand, fourhundred a month. the active duty G.I., who just got out of boot camp and hasis morallyof E-1,A soldier who two a lot of Integrity means An devotion to moral principles. A true soldier does what the rank right. makes about hasthousand seven hundred dollars afor personal gain. A soldier can strengthen his relationships with his friends, family, integrity never deceives others month. Someone who just finished boot camp already makes about twice than and co-workers.someone on minimum wage. (According to Military.com’s Pay Calculator.) The next promotion is only eight or ninemonths away and the qualityget mindabout three thousand, three hundred a month. Some people have to wait years Courage means then they of paid or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, adversity, or pain withoutuntil they get a promotion or bonus. Not day military. There are still the tons of options to get more money like Staff fear. The military risks their lives every the by just going to work but they will not quit. They will keep going becauseAssisting, Special Operations, or etc.adversity is a long, slow process but the feeling of accomplishment and doing the they have courage. Facing fear of right thing is always sweeter.I advise everyone, who has a bad job or can not find a job, to go to their local recruiter and talk about their manyoptions in the military or go tothat a soldierminor in ROTC so one will lastan officer. Other and they will alwaysbenefits, The values and experiences college and learns in the military can be them a lifetime than the intangible be useful Anyone can still go to school and be in the military. Most branches have a Reserves Program so they can still servethere are still perceptible benefits. in every day or in every situation.their country, go to college, and get paid. There is also the R.O.T.C. program in college. R.O.T.C. is a college program inwhich one learns how to be leader and undergo many obstacles. After graduation, one will be an active duty officer.If someone enlists and decides to go to straight to boot camp, there is still a way one can get education benefits.Someone can get free college tuition. It is called the G.I. Bill. As one spends more time in active duty, they gain moreand more college tuition. After someone retires or goes to the Reserves, they can go to college for free depending onhow much G.I. Credits they have.
The military is committed to welfare of every soldier. As a soldier, everyone is entitled to an automatic life insurance.TRICARE, a G.I. health insurance, gives every soldier medical care and dental care that costs little to nothing. A soldier’slife insurance coverage is available in ten thousand dollar increments up to a maximum of four hundred thousand.There is also a premium life insurance which is seven cents per one thousand dollars of insurance. A soldier also getsthirty days of vacation every year.This is addition to the experiences and memories they will have while they are on active duty.Military families will also receive a big will affect a soldier’s life insurance The military has several programs thatEveryone worries that the military life portion of their family dramatically.and health insurance. Their spouses canwillalso have jobs on the base.take of their family.The military has a wide variety of support groups ranging from spouse separation to substance abuse to children withdisabilities. All of them open to all soldiers and their families. The Mobilization and Deployment Support Programoffers classes for soldiers and their families to help aid them in personal family situations or communication. Themilitary has a Relocation Assistance Program. The military will help soldiers and their family move to any base thatthey are relocated to. All military families are highly encouraged to join Family Readiness groups.All military bases have a Legal Assistance Center. They have free walk in services. They help soldiers and their familywith personal legal matters, review contracts and leases, and prepare wills and other legal documents.Child and Youth services provide affordable child-care programs to all military children. The military offers full dayEveryone should join theof the age of six they will regret it. They will have to learn the values and thechildren care thecare services to children military. If not, weeks to five years. For children, who are older, they offer experiences inhard way and they will have to entertained by Military soldiers or civilians,hard working American, they do not needmilitary quarters watched and take unnecessary damage. If someone is a who live on the base and volunteer. Theretofree They could just join thebase. During the teen more pay and benefits than their jobs could ever give. The militaryis be. schooling inside every military and get way years, the military offer the children extra activities, which arewill always take care of the families of soldiers. Now knowing all of this, what are you going to do? Go finda challenge.exclusive only to military bases. These extra activities teach them life skills and leadership while providing your localrecruiter and talk about yourfind at a public military.one can also find at a base school. There is free walk-inThe same programs one can options in the school, Join today.counseling to the children open to them twenty-four seven.