I thought about it... But when talking to the recruiter he told me because of my criminal record I wouldn't get paid as much as everyone else. I went to another one, he told me I would be paid the same as everyone else, but couldn't try from a list of jobs. Went back to the first, he said I could try for any job I wanted.
Went to a third and he said something completely different from the previous two.
I was also hearing a lot of stuff from the recruiters that i already KNEW was a lie. I've also read a few of my friends contracts after they joined, and its a trap. Three have been stop lossed in Afganistan, one in Iraq. Supposed to come home and they said no... One recruiter even told me they don't do that anymore, lol.
So I figured I wasn't going to take a chance with them if they couldn't even get their lies together while trying to trick me to join.
Remember the recruiters get paid for the more people they recruit. They WILL lie their asses off to you. I have a friend just signed his contract a week ago for the Army, and is already finding out all the lies they told him to get him to join. Hasn't even got sent to boot camp yet...
If your thinking about joining, think hard, do your research, and don't take the recruiters word for anything you haven't researched yourself.
Don't get me wrong, I have friends in it having fun, and actually getting training for what they want to do in the civilian life too. But I figured because of all the lies and everything I was told I wasn't going to risk my life by getting caught in a technicality on my contract.