I went to the recruiter and I'm very unsure about if I should join the USMC reserve or not. I really don't want to go in as active duty because I'm applying to police departments and a couple sheriff's departments. My dream is to become a cop. Always has been and always will be. But, something has drawn me to the Military. And really the only branch that interests me is the USMC. So I'm thinking, if I were to go the military route, reserves would be the best way for me. I could be a cop and a Marine at the same time. However, to be honest I'm very nervous/scared to join. Mostly becuase I'm worried about the commitment. I'm worried that I'll join the reserves for 4, 5 or 6 years and hate every second of it and I will be stuck. Is this normal and did you guys have this feeling? I want to serve my country and I honestly don't give a s**t about joining because of the GI bill. To me, I think that's the wrong reason to join. You should join because you want to serve your country and you should be willing to do so (as I would of course be willing to be). Better me go then a 35 year old with a family. I'm just really concerned that I will not like it and be stuck for years. Its such a long commitment that I could not just "quit" if I hated it. I really have a desire to serve my country I'm just having last minute reservations. Can anyone help me? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!