I hope my message is received by both the veteran community and those highly experienced in university endeavors. A little backstory on myself: I enlisted in the Army at age 17 with the promise of utilizing the GI Bill to fund my university education upon completion of my four year contract. I am two years through, yet my current dilemma revolves around the next path career to take in life. That path steers on whether or not to take direction into university in computer science or to pursue a programming career in the Army.
I am highly interested in programming and future prospects of machine learning and artificial intelligence. I am experienced in programming Python and C. Experience set aside, am I ready for university? Currently I only think that I am interested. When I enroll and go through university, will I be happy? Will I maintain that energy to pursue computer science? I am not motivated by money, rather I am motivated by meaning. Thus, for those versed in computer science or in higher education, do I have the right motivation to pursue education, or am I delusional?
Regarding future reenlistment, should I forego potential university? I am devoted to our country and seek to help out in any way I can. Potential careers regarding programming skills are both interesting and highly favored. Thus, will a life in this potential prospect lead to a better outcome in the hopes of attaining high aid in the nation’s defense?
I know this thread may seem delusional or derived from an indecisive youngling, yet I need some advice. I am approaching the halfway point and currently I hold a 3.9 GPA in a college, I need to decided soon, thus any advice is much appreciated!
Thank you all.