First, let me introduce myself. My name is Chris AKA SSG Broad. I am currently in the Army and deployed to Irag for the second time. I have already been to Afghanistan for an 18 month period. All the time I have been deployed as a medic and because i have advanced skills (ALS,ACLS) I am always on the line (infantry company medic). I am also an LPN bought and paid for by Uncle Sam, money put to good use. I have had a break in service where I was working in an Acute Care Tele floor which I really liked I also have 2 years of ICU time after getting my LPN, liked it more. I have decided to go to med school, if someone lets me in. I am currently taking classes online, core stuff mostly humanities and college algerbra finished nicely with 3.8 GPA. I am going to KSU after I get back to the States in Jan, because it is apart of my ed contract for re-enlisting. I hope to be able to finish within the next 2yrs GOD willing and the Army. I don't know how much I am going to be able to volenteer my time, because there really doesn't seem to be a whole lot of it, by the way I have a wife 200% behind me with 2 young kids. Full time Husband, father, student, oh and the Army too. I get to shadow Docotors all the time in the military I have a very wide scope of practice. I get to hang out all the time bouncing ideas with them it is pretty cool and I have learned so much with these guys. I want to be competitive and get into a good school.. I prefer DO but I will do MD. I know the MCAT and GPA are the biggest factors for them to even look at me but once they are past that is volunteering going to break me and does volunteering for scouts count or maybe volunteering for the Army? Please any advice is welcome.