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Is education more important than the military?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/13/2016 Category: Education
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate_Person1

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I think that it is more important for many reasons. First of all, if we get a better education then we can have smarter people for the military if we need more people. Second, having better education means smarter people which can also mean allying with other places in different ways. If Russia were to threaten us right now, maybe people who have studied Russia or just people who very social could somehow stop them in some way or just hold them back long enough for us to be prepared to attack. In studies, NPR found that the U.S.A. isn't even in the top 20 in education. If we put more money into education we get get farther in the ranks and then we will actually have something to show other places rather then, "We put SO much money into military and ours is SO strong."
BloodyWings

Con

To my opponent: Thanks for creating this debate I look forward to a great debate about the topic "Is education more important than the military?" and wish the best of luck to the both of us.

I will first start off by saying, you're not able to enlist into the Military without an education, It is required you must obtain a diploma of some type weather it be a GED/High Diploma before being able to enlist.

http://www.military.com... (Link Provided special thanks to Military.com for providing this information) <----- Credits goes to Military.com

Enlisting: Enlisted members do the hands-on work of the military. They need at least a high school degree (a GED may or may not suffice).

Officer: Officers are the managers of the military. Most officer programs require a college degree at minimum, and are
very competitive. Many officers have master's or higher degrees.

Before you visit your local recruiter, be sure you meet the minimum qualifications for serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Some qualifications are required by all five services:
You must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien.
You must be at least 17 years old (17-year old applicants require parental consent).
You must (with very few exceptions) have a high school diploma.
You must pass a physical medical exam.

For each branch, there are slightly different enlistment requirements:

To join the... You must:
Air Force Be between the ages of 17-27. *
Have no more than two dependents.
Pass the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude test. (Minimum AFQT Score: 50)

Army Be between the ages of 17-34. *
Have no more than two dependents.
Pass the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude test. (Minimum AFQT Score: 31)

Coast Guard Be between the ages of 17- 39*
Have no more than two dependents.
Pass the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test. (Minimum AFQT Score: 45)
Have a willingness to serve on or around the water.

Marines Meet exacting physical, mental, and moral standards.
Be between the ages of 17-29. *
Pass the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test. (Minimum AFQT Score: 32)
Women are eligible to enlist in all occupational exception of combat arms specialties: infantry, tank and amphibian tractor crew.

Navy Be between the ages of 17-34. *
Pass the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test. (Minimum AFQT Score: 50)
Women are eligible to enlist in all occupational fields, with the exception of serving in the Navy Seals or on submarines.

* Age limits vary based on active-duty, prior service, or reserve. In addition, 17-year old applicants require parental consent.

" If Russia were to threaten us right now, maybe people who have studied Russia or just people who very social could somehow stop them in some way or just hold them back long enough for us to be prepared to attack. "

Consider the fact Russia dislikes the U.S. vice versa a bunch of civilians such as ourselves aren't going to hold back a country (especially Russia) from attacking just by spreading knowledge. We have our military with the proper training to attack and defend our nation because without our military (Which people fail to realize) there would be no freedom and without education how could a military operate?

" In studies, NPR found that the U.S.A. isn't even in the top 20 in education."

Exactly, in a "study" which means according the NPR found that the U.S.A isn't in the top 20 in education. We have technology if someone wants to simply find the information they're looking for they can search it up, but be careful because it's not promised everything you find on the Internet is true, don't believe everything the Internet tells you.
Debate Round No. 1
Debate_Person1

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BloodyWings

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Debate Round No. 2
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BloodyWings

Con

Well, I hope you learned something from this debate.
Debate Round No. 3
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Vote Placed by Emmarie 1 year ago
Emmarie
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro ff'd R2 and R3 out of a 3 round debate. Con stated facts to back his resolution that one must be educated to be in the military by providing the criteria for each branch of the military.