The United States military is the nation’s largest employer. Military Benefits u Free job training – the military offers training in over 2,000 jobs, most of which have civilian counterparts u Steady pay that increases with rank and years of service – most enlistees begin at pay grade E-1 and receive approximately $1,550 a month u Good benefits – enlistees get free housing and free medical care u Discipline and structure u Travel and adventure u Opportunities for career advancement u Money for college – under the Montgomery GI Bill, enlistees who contribute to a college fund can receive over $50,000 for college Military Obligations u Enlisting is a serious commitment – enlistees obligate themselves for 2 to 6 years of active duty. It is very difficult to leave the military before an enlistment period is over. The Military