Have you ever wondered how the military is different between America and another country? There are comparisons between the military in America and England. America and England’s military are diverse in many interesting ways. George Orwell once said “People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” Military life is a rough life but, all the men that risk their lives for our country are brave souls.
In America, the pay is determined on the amount of time they have served in the military. Every state in America does not offer paternity leave to parents in the military. In California they offer a six week leave for parents with new children and a fifty-five percent pay. You must have a high-school diploma to join. Ages seventeen through thirty-nine are eligible to join the military, applicants that are seventeen must have a parent’s consent. “Nobody is able to control this situation, we are not safe in the coffee shops or mosques, not even in soccer fields” states Ali.
Furthermore, England military pays service men or women more than in the United States. Service women are entitled to get twenty-six weeks of maternity leave paid. With every pregnancy parents are offered up to two weeks of paid paternity leave. Any additional parental leave is unpaid. Ages twelve through eighteen can join Army Cadet, it teaches them how to handle weapons, survive in the wilderness and gain extra qualifications.
“Today, there are no military forces around the world that can take on the Air Force in direct combat” (Camelo 103). The United States and the United Kingdom allow men and women to join the military. Both countries have many of the same ranks. Military time or the 24 hour clock is used in both countries. Military bases in America and England have the same kind of transportation.
A Cultural Aspect
Some may believe that Americans values military more than England. In America, many states do not offer many leaves and that makes military parents give more service. Pay is determined by the amount of time that has been dedicated. All applicants that join are able to serve for many years, this shows America wants their men or women to show their bravery for countless years. This effects the amount of time a parent gets to see their family at home and their children.
With this in mind, you can see that the military is important around the world. Many admirable men and women risk their lives to protect our country. They have hopeful attitudes and persistent minds.