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Marco Morales
Participant

All U.S. citizens, regardless of what sector of society they came from, have the option to join the military and serve for 20 years (all things considered, e.g., prerequisites for enlisting or becoming a commissioned officer). In the interim, they remain somewhat connected to civillian attire since duty status could change from "on duty" to "off duty" often enough. Unless one becomes institutionalized to the point of becoming very drawn to wearing a military uniform -- even to social occasions where they may have a choice -- I believe everyone in uniform looks forward to being able to don their "glad rags" (as they are often referred to) to more easily blend into our society as a whole. Wearing a military uniform, with all of its ribbons and medals, has a time and place of its own.