For my first podcast, I would like to interview/have an open discussion with my friends Chris and Jamie. Both Chris and Jamie are Baruch students who joined the military at a young age, and from their experience, they both acquired very different overall opinions on the military and what it means to them.
Chris was part of the U.S. Army for a little less than a year and was medically discharged due to needing intestinal surgery. However, he is still very pro-military with strong opinions on the matter and would have wanted to continue his service. Jamie, on the other hand, is very anti-military and he served a little over 2 years in the U.S. Navy. Jamie is the only person I know who was successfully able to appeal his service and was able to leave the military without being discharged for misconduct or infractions.
My podcast will be a fresh new take on military life and how it changed these two guys for better or worse. We will breakdown each of their processes into the military, from how they decided to join, Bootcamp, service, and their overall feelings when leaving the military. Furthermore, we will discuss some major recruitment issues that the military is facing as well and what their opinion is on the topic. Hopefully, by comparing and contrasting their experience we can understand both sides and possibly find some middle ground. From this podcast, I hope to give young people interested in joining the military a new perspective and understanding of what to expect from the experience of two people who underwent the process.