Like other posts I've read, I've finally made the choice to do something I've wanted to do since I was a kid, join the Army. However, I'm a little different. I'm 31, I have a BS in Chemistry, and I've been working the last 7 years (since graduating college) as a chemist at a fortune 500 semiconductor company. I met with a recruiter and he told me all the incentives and stuff and got me to take the ASVAB. I took it last week and I scored a 96 percentile and 124 GT. He said I can pretty much do whatever I want. However, they were really urging me to do a Special Forces contract. Of course right of the bat, I thought to myself, "who wouldn't want to be a Green Beret." Then I started doing some research on SF selection and training. Holy cow, talk about some intense training. The recruiters kept building me up, saying that I am the type of person SF is looking for. And that 9 times out of 10, they talk recruits out of enlisting into Special Forces, but I would be a great fit, given my age and life experiences. Do you think the recruiter is being honest or just trying to hype me up? I am a very determined person, once I decide to do something. I'm at the point now determing whether this is for me or not, so please give some insight or advice. I should also mention that I do have a family, 3 kids and a wife who is excited as hell for the adventure that lays ahead of us. I'm also not your typical "chemisty geek". I did play football at a D-1 college while going to school, so I do have some idea of teamwork, hard work, and not giving up. Although I'm not in the same shape as my football playing days, I have been able to maintain a decent amount of fitness. So far, the recruiter says I meet the qualifications for SF provided my physical goes through fine. I do that on Wednesday. Thanks in advance. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!