Mainly for the education benefits. At the time of my enlistment, I was employed in the retail industry and didn’t see a clear future or path for myself with the company I worked for. My initial intent was only to remain in the military for one enlistment. I chose not stay Active Duty but did not want to leave the military completely. I transferred directly into the Air National Guard through a program called Palace Front.
Communications-Computer Systems, which evolved to what is now known as Cyberspace Support. My background has mainly been in various aspects of Information Security.
The military taught me about leadership, discipline and resiliency, to name a few things. It has also allowed me to understand and appreciate the sacrifices made by those who serve.
Prior to moving, I commuted from Goldsboro one weekend per month for drill with the Air National Guard. I wanted to be closer to the installation and an employment opportunity became available that allowed me to relocate.
Lack of knowledge about resources available to veterans.