Being a Frum military Officer

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    I’ve mentioned this in passing in a few of my other posts (perhaps some of you have picked it up?) but I wanted to bring it out in the open to get people’s take on it.

    I’m a Yeshiva Bochur (of the “Black Hat” variety if you must label) and I’m also a cadet in Air Force ROTC. What this means is that I get military training while in school (and Yeshiva) and that I don’t have to commit just yet. I have asked shailos both hashkafically (my Rebbi) and halachically (A gadol) but I wanted to know if anybody else has had experience and/or thoughts on this. I’m looking for serious pros/cons, please don’t assume it’s impossible to be Frum unless you know 1st, 2nd or 3rd hand.

    Thank you all.




    It was nice reading the Mishpacha December article about you and a handful of other frum service members. Even though I still have the halachic objections I raised with you ten years ago, the profile fit exactly as I always imagined you.



    Off topic, but why does this topic say it has 83 replies?

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