As a former US Army Sniper in Desert Storm I can understand the challenges that come with begining a new mission with your life and not centering your life around your military service, rank, and/or wartime experiences.
My stepson is activy duty Navy and it reminds me of how we think so much differently at 18 which is how old he was when he first joined. I was 19 years old. My stepdaughter is active duty Army and is stationed in Germany. She enlisted at 17 years old.