I have served in the United States Army Reserves for five years and did two deployments: One for six months at Ft. Carson and one for a year in Kuwait. I did not do my full 8 years because I received a general discharge for PT failure. I really wish though that I was a better runner and could have stayed in. My family and I are Jewish Ukrainian immigrants who came to the United States in 1991. I am currently the only person in my entire family to have served in the U.S. Military. I get a sense of pride knowing that I gave back to my country. I served for my country, my family, and my friends. Those are the only reasons. Not for GI Bill and not for VA Benefits. I only joined because I wanted to serve. I really feel honored to have had the experience.