A little background on myself. I am 27 turning 28 this year. with a masters in electrical engineering. I have been toying with the idea of joining the reserves. Maybe its a phase and a sense of duty/pride. My original goal as an engineer was to work in the defense industry and contribute to my country with my brains. However with the economy the way it is, that goal is hitting some road blocks. I have always loved the military and all forms. I guess there is just something inside me that tells me that no matter how involved I get in my engineering career to help the troops, I will always just be a civilian, and couldn't possibly relate to those who made that commitment to serve. I am still unclear what I would want to do with my life but I wanted to get some opinions on if given the condition of joining, which branch would have a better use for an engineer? I already have some ideas but I don't want to steer the thread towards one branch over the other. I'd rather just get some opinions and first hand experiences. And thank you all once again for your service.