Oh, I'm sure that the leftist attacks are going to come. I don't worry, but wonder how many on the left will take the time to research how little an enlisted man makes in the military. Justification for those types of people come in the form of "yes but you get "free" healthcare or "free dental". Their perception of "free" doesn't include being away from your family for several months at a time. It doesn't include working in a dangerous environment. People that want to bring that kind of thing up can just KMA as far as I'm concerned. At least it used to be when I served, if you can't/didn't "walk the walk" then you really shouldn't "talk the talk".
Does this apply to those have never even sniffed being poor a day in their lives criticizing the poor and labeling them moochers or bums or losers?
That aside, this is why we need better and vastly more affordable access to education. The military is not for everyone and a good education is necessary to live the american dream.