The point about life being pretty boring in the military as a general surgeon or ortho surgeon seems reasonable. ie, surgeons are needed for trauma in case that happens, otherwise, there isn't much to do. What about the life for other surgical subspecialists? Since they may not be as many billets out there because there isn't a theoretical need for them to be involved in mass casualties, it would seem to me that life as an ENT, Uro, or optho doc would be pretty good. On the same note, what about the gen surg subspecialties like CT, vascular, plastics, or onc?