Quiz: Which Branch of the Military Fits You Best?
Which Branch of the Military Fits You Best?
By: Zoe Samuel
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About This Quiz

The United States military isn't just a bunch of infantrymen anymore. It's a massive, compartmentalized organization akin to an international corporation, a secret society, and a police department rolled into one. The US military has several significant branches most people are familiar with (USAF, Marine Corps, Navy, etc.) but countless specialties and departments within the military allow for the US to take full advantage of every talent and intellect available to its military services.

Since World War II, the US military has had to adapt to a changing world, at first separating the OSS from the military to create the CIA, and then separating the Air Force from the Army, and eventually creating such special organizations as USSTRATCOM, who oversee the US nuclear arsenal, and the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), for whom commandos of all branches work. For these jobs, the military seeks out individuals with very specific aptitudes, skill sets, and ambitions. In this way, the Department of Defense takes full advantage of everything its personnel has to offer.

Where do your strengths lie? How would you like to serve your country? Would you want to march on the front lines, or target people with drones from half a world away? Would you play Taps for the funerals of fallen comrades, or patch up wounded warriors on the battlefield? What job would suit you best? Take this quiz and find out!

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