Don't make the assumption that if you don't get to Iraq or Afghanistan all you would be doing is pushing papers. It all depends on your military specialty. Go into a combat position or a few select others, make your goal special units and you will stay busy, even in "peacetime". I lost a lot of friends on "training missions" in places you never heard of during peacetime.I had really planned on doing ROTC, doing a few tours of duty to prove myself as a leader, then climbing the ranks as high as i could!
So im really disappointed Iraq is closing and Afghanistan will wind down before i get out there. That means i will just be another waste of tax payer dollars that will sit around and not get used.
I want to do something big with my life, and you just cant do that pushing paper around in an office some where, know what i mean?