I almost joined the Navy ROTC in college. I thought it would be a good way to have some adventures and see the world. I’m not sure why I didn’t. I think it had something to do with Jimmy Buffett and this dude that you’ve probably never heard of who had a show on the Travel Channel.
At some point I decided that I could make my own adventures and probably not get shot at.
I graduated in the spring of 2001 and, if I had enlisted in the ROTC, I would have began my two years of mandatory service immediately. I’ve never been to a desert, but no doubt I would have been shipped to the Mid-East almost immediately.