Learning with a Military Mindset

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Learning With a Military Mindset Christopher A. Jabs American Military University COLL 100 Dr. Francine Kemp 31 October 2009 Learning with a Military Mindset Everyone needs a good education in order to be successful in life. For some, it is not easy to earn an education while also defending the freedoms that so many in this great country of ours enjoy. In this essay, I will try to explain the advantages and the disadvantages of trying to earn an education while serving in the military. I am also going to try to show the differences between traditional college students and military college students. Being in the military is not a very easy career. There are many things that we do in the military that many people will never understand, but they need to be done in order to protect the many freedoms that we enjoy in this country. Because of this, it is very difficult to earn an education in the military, but with a little commitment and a lot of encouragement, it can be done. “President Obama has charged every US citizen and military service member with the responsibility to create that better nation, through individual education.” (Miller, 2009). It can be very hard sometimes to take classes because of the military. It is a 24/7 job and a lot of times we get called in to do something while were in class, but we cannot let this deter us from bettering ourselves through education. Another question that many people ask is “why is education important to us?” especially those of us in the military. I know many people would say, “Well you joined the military so you wouldn’t have to go to school.” That is not entirely true. There are a few individuals who join the military to stay away from school but education should be an important step in everybody’s life path. In September of 2009, president Obama gave a speech on education and in that speech he challenged

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