Can We Guess How Long You've Been in the Military?

Brian Whitney

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About This Quiz

You can take a soldier out of the military, but sometimes you can't take the military out of the soldier. Even if you have been in the military for just a couple of weeks, it will change you forever; if you've been in it for a couple of years, even more so. 

And if you've been in the military for a  few decades, well, you're going to be a totally different person than when you went in. There is something about being in the military that builds discipline, strength, loyalty, and courage, and people can usually spot someone who has spent a long time in the military.

We think if you answer some questions we can figure out if you've ever been in the military. Can you imagine having long hair? Do you ever think of growing facial hair? Do you feel more comfortable in uniform than you do out of it? Do you freak out at the thought of your place being messy? Are you in incredible shape? 

These all might be signs of having been in the military for a long time.  Take this quiz, and we think we can guess how long you've been in the military. On the double. That's an order.

How clean is your living area?

How often do you make your bed?

How often do you get your haircut?

When was the last time you had facial hair?

How often do you shave?

How long could you survive if you were lost in the woods?

When was the last time someone saluted you?

Are you emotional?

Are you around guns often?

Are you in good shape?

Do you mind taking orders?

Do you like giving orders?

How often are you on social media?

How often do you call people "sir"?

When do you get up in the morning?

How would your friends describe you?

How do you usually eat?

How often do you wear camo?

Do you like to camp?

What is your favorite holiday?

Do you like being part of a group?

What is your favorite sport?

Are you good at driving?

What is your favorite branch of the military?

Would you make a good boss?

Which is your favorite movie?

How loyal are you?

How many pairs of boots do you own?

Do you like to take naps?

Do you iron your clothes?

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