Young men & women share inspiring reasons they want to join the armed forces

In times of crisis, people come together. After disastrous events like September 11th and the recent Paris attacks, we often see an outpouring of international support, as well as a renewal of intense national pride.

It's during these times, when the world is at its most vulnerable, that people may feel the strongest call to action. Oftentimes, this urge to get involved and assist in protecting the people you love and the country you call home can be fulfilled by enlisting in the army.

Several young men & women took to Whisper, the popular app that provides an anonymous platform for people to share their most honest thoughts, to explain how the threat of ISIS inspired them to join the armed forces.

Some people are committed enough to go back to the army for the sake of national safety, even if their term has been served:
Just Got out of the I want to get back in and help my brothers and sisters now that the war against Isis is ramping up.

The memory of those who died in vain is often enough to want to fight back:

International crisis affects people all over the world:
The attack on Paris angers me and makes me want to join the military. I want to protect those I care about.

The recent crises with ISIS served as confirmation for many people who were thinking about joining the army anyway:
I really want to be in the military. After the ISIS attacks in Paris it makes me want to join even more.

Putting off joining the armed forces doesn't seem like an option once tragedy strikes:

Fighting ISIS might have a deeper cultural meaning than simply taking down the bad guys:

Enlisting now might make you feel like you're really making a difference:
After 5 years of hard work I

Even if the army has always generally interested you, it might feel like you have a specific reason to join now:

Fighting ISIS requires unimaginable amounts of courage and confidence:
Yes I know there might be a war that

For more truths from aspiring army men & women, check out Whisper.​​​​

More on how the Paris attacks helped inspire people to join the armed forces:
French Army Applications Triple After Paris Attacks

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