I am currently a high school senior, and I am currently in the DEP (delayed entry program) just waiting to ship out to basic training for the army in about a month. After going through some incidents and after careful thought process I decided that I do not want to persue a military career anymore and would like to go to college.
You need to discuss your "incidents" to see if you are now disqualified. dIscuss your concerns with a recruiter to see what they say your options are. Otherwise you get to ship to basic...you want to go to college but the GI bill is not good enough??? This will be mean but I wonder why the "careful thought process" is only happening now... Of course you are talking to a career National Guard Officer...what you don't want to do is anything stupid that will get you a dishonorable discharge, that will follow you the rest of your life...
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It's an all volunteer force, the marshals are not going to show up and drag you off, go tell your recruiter you want out he or she will pull out all the stops to keep in, use all the sales pitches and overcoming of obstacles they have been trained to handle "you must have a reason for saying that, do you mind if I ask what it is"…
Ultimately if you walk away you're out, as a practical matter you were never actually in, so there's no negative characterization that will be part of your record.
Hopefully you've learned the careful analysis is what you do before you agree to take on a task.
Quitting after you've already decided is not a good habit to get into as a harbinger of your success downstream. But I suppose it's better you figure that out now and pull yourself out of the process early when there's no consequence for you or the service.
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