I am looking for some honest input on joining the military. I am 23 years old and I have been thinking about joining the coast guard and I am wanting some more info on the subject and have a couple of ? and concerns. I am married and I like to be around my wife and cold not imagine living in a different state let alone a diff. country with out her. how wold the military effect this? Also if those of you that are in listed or have been in listed wold you or did you in list while married and if so how did that work out for you? I have also hear that some branches like the coast guard hire civilians. What are the chances of getting a job as a civilian without serving first. As I said these are just thoughts for now and I appreciate any and all info that you give me thanks in advance and sorry if these are dumb questions.