Dating a military woman
“I didn't think I could marry those two interests in a way that would work for me professionally,” she said. “Little did I know that the Army, Navy, and Air Force all have scholarship programs that carve out great careers for young future health professionals, and the training opportunities can't be beat.” After earning scores on the MCAT that merited recruitment opportunities, Moghul had to give the decision some serious thought.
The Air Force allows its soldiers to keep their hair long, and they even allow French manicures (or nude, pale colors—no bright red or green! “I only plan to do four years,” she said, “but I definitely understand people wanting to do it until they can retire.” In one word: yes.And if you’re thinking that the “board” they provide will be a shack, guess again.Allen describes her room as “similar to a dorm,” but her single, walk-in closet, own full bathroom, full kitchen, living room and dining room, not to mention her washer-dryer, sounds a whole lot nicer than my first dorm room!Allen explained that she is not only accountable for all of her government-issued equipment (which costs thousands of dollars!), but she is also responsible for her fellow soldiers. “You never leave your wingman behind—you always have to help your wingman out…You definitely get the feeling that you have to take care of people around you, because if they go down, you go down too.” One thing military women and civilian women may have in common is, oddly enough, dating! She pointed out that most women in the military tend to date men in the military, just because they find it easier to make a connection with a fellow soldier.Though her family was initially nervous and “thought I was crazy…out of my mind for even considering it,” they eventually agreed it was a great career move and “an honorable way to use my skills.” Amina, after taking the oath to become an officer in the US Army, contributed by Amina Moghul As a full-time student in her second year at medical school, right now—not really.
She describes herself as “pretty much a civilian right now.” That involves waking up later than she would in the Army, going to class, working out, studying - sounds familiar, right?
When you think “military woman”, what comes to mind?
Probably not long hair, med school and no regrets, right?
“The quality of life of every American rests on the shoulders of the military and its capabilities to handle its duties,” she said.
“The biggest difference between being a soldier and a civilian is that there is a mental understanding that you are invaluable [in the Army].
Just because we wear a uniform doesn't mean we aren't normal people like everyone else.” “It is a huge, life-changing decision.