I don't mean to be disrespectful,but why would you want your grandchildren to consider a military career? I would think you would want them to have a safe career. Going to a warzone and maybe getting killed doesn't sound like it would be something I would want for my family members.
No offense taken.
It is difficult to put into words the desire one has to follow a career in the Military. In Canada, with a relatively small standing Force we tend to get highly motivated recruits who, for personal reasons, feel obliged to serve their country. Our Military Colleges (RMC, Royal Roads, College Militaire Royal de St. John) are second to none and our NCO training is world class.
Joining our Armed Forces is an excellent career move with an unlimited chance for promotion if you are willing to work at it. As a young a Platoon Commander who would have thought my Company Commander would become a B. Gen?
My Grandchildren have inherited social responsibilties from our family.
If a Grandchild was posted to a war zone, I will continue to believe the training and skill sets learned will ensure their team will safely complete the assigned mission.
If people like us don't choose to serve - who will?