What are you going to do in the Army?
The road forks many times in life and this will be one of them.
Down side is that the search for Osama Bin Laden is extraordinarily dangerous and a lot are coming home in bad shape. I do not undertand why nor what we are doing in Iraq but Afghanistan is the ultimate test, unfortunately they don't want any of us old creaky arthritic geezers who have nothing much to lose.
Not much commercial demand for beat up, scarred up warriors.
Other side of the Army is they have very, very good "skills" schools. And good post service educational benefits.