For instance, there may be stereotypes about political affiliation, aggressiveness, PTSD, etc.Also, I've had a woman tell me that my service gave me an "edge," while another assumed that every man that had been in the military was full of themselves.
That will cause people who DO think things like "anyone who is comfortable shooting people isn't acceptable" and such.
Serving in any branch of the military is NOT something to be ashamed of, but it also isn't something that makes you any MORE worthy as a citizen than the rest of us.
The military people I deal with daily have been as all people are, a mixture of this and that. People will have prejudices and assumptions (really the same thing) about ANYTHING in a persons past.
that's because ANYTHING you do in life, including NOTHING, will cause you to be someone different afterwards. I am a former Marine,66-69, [as a ex marine is a dead one] & for the most part we all settled back into our civilian lives like rest of the world with no needed fan-fair.
they are social climbers and trophy wife wannabes, but that has more to do with age & maturity and the arrogance of Academy boys than anything else.i dated a guy who was ex army for a short time.....
he turned out tto have post traumatic stress ......
I am very proud of him, and thoroughly panicked and emotionally devastated at this transition in MY life.
I'm certain he will be a much better person because of what he has chosen, and I will be very happy with him however things come out.
In my opinion, having served in the military can only be a plus with women.
There are gals in Annapolis that will ride anything in a white uniform like there's no tomorrow.
Helps you (and us) weeding out the less compatible fishies from the very beginning. I have met a few who were in the Military and the only issue I noticed was it was all they talked about and all they thought about to a point where I started to think do I really want to hear about this all the time? that's because ANYTHING you do in life, including NOTHING, will cause you to be someone different afterwards.