Hey everyone, I just had some curiosity about becoming a pharmacist through the military (I'm specifically looking at the Navy, but still researching and discovering what could possibly be the best route for me). First, I wanted to know how difficult it is to become a pharmacist in the military, is there a big need or is it rather scarce? For contract years, is it non-negotiable or is there wiggle room to decide how many years you want to serve under a contract? Lastly, loan repayment/paying for pharmacy school isn't a concern as I've seen in other threads, but I wanted to know more about benefits you may receive other than loan repayment, I've seen information on pharmacy officer bonus. Also, if you had anything else to share, that would be nice too. I am personally interested to serve my country and gain skills and experiences I might not otherwise achieve in other areas of pharmacy. I also will be 23, nearing 24 when I graduate, so I think this would an exceptional time to commission in as an officer. Currently, I've been offered a retail pharmacist position that will pay roughly around $130k if I estimated it correctly (possibly military in the future if not after I graduate), so I understand as a pharmacist in the military I won't be getting a big pay day, but I believe the experiences I will receive will be just as worth it. I plan on talking to officer recruiters (hopefully medical corps officers) soon just to see what they say, but I do understand from other threads here to go in being skeptical. I would like to thank everyone in advance for taking your time to reply back!