I find it rather funny. I joined as enlisted, but then gained my degree. I now have the option of pursuing a commission. At risk of sounding arrogant, I could pick it up and be on to OCS if I so desire. Instead, I'd rather stay enlisted. I have come to like my job and the people around me. I do have a commission in mind later on in my career, but for now I want to advance through the enlisted ranks. I may make less than I could, but all my responsibilities are covered.
There is something to be said about being an officer. It certainly seems more attractive from the outside. When most civilians think of the military, I think they tend to think of officers. I like my job. I like the fact that I have a far wider pool of people to become friends with. I'm not segregated away from the enlisted.
If you want the money, definitely go officer. There is no comparison there. There is something to be said for lifestyle choices though. I find the enlisted ranks to suit me just fine, for the time being at least.
Be aware of the all your choices, and having a Bachelor degree certainly gives you some options as far as the military is concerned. But really think long and hard about any job you choose. Pay isn't always everything.
Besides, how else am I supposed to honestly call myself a Mustang?
CLEP exams passed:
Management, Accounting, Marketing, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics
DSST exams passed:
Human Resources Management, Organizational Behavior, Statistics, Management Information Systems
B.A. in Business Administration: Technology Management from Saint Leo University
M.S. in Leadership: Business Ethics from Duquesne University