“ I want the Army to pay for dental school, but I don’t want to have to deploy.”

Posted: February 25, 2018 in Uncategorized
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About once a month I get an email from a dental student or pre-dental student who has read my blog and is interested in the Army HPSP scholarship. That’s great! But almost every single one is asking how they can get out of deploying if they come in the Army.

I’m really getting tired of writing the same emails to these students. So here it is:

IF YOU DONT WANT TO DEPLOY TO A COMBAT ZONE THEN DONT JOIN THE ARMY.

It’s simple. There’s not much more to it than that. Don’t email me asking for ways to get out of deploying.

There’s a lot more to being an Army Dentist than deploying, and many never have to deploy. Deploying or not deploying doesn’t make you a good or bad soldier. But trying to avoid deploying makes you a dirtbag in my book.

The Army is not for everyone and that is okay. But if you take the scholarship and you come in the Army, then you have to accept what risks and responsibilities come along with being an Army Officer.

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