I am male, 22 years old. Mechanical Engineering graduate. Proficient in English, speaks some German. Coptic Christian.
Your description says you served in Cast Lead. I would like to know how you were able to keep it strictly professional. As a Christian, being persecuted by terrorists is a fundamental part of my life, and I doubt that I could keep my emotions repressed when looking down a scope… How could you keep your composure? And can you help me do the same? Thanks.
Sincerely Joseph Salib
If you feel that you are being persecuted for your religion, then I am truly sorry to hear that, and I can understand your anger. However, it is important to control this anger. While emotions may run high, at the end of the day having a weapon and being in an army is both an honor and a responsibility.
One of the main things you learn in the army is to be a professional. So if there is action going on, you focus on doing your job and protecting your friends, rather than on hurting people. Though this may sound strange, I am a pacifist in my heart and find the conflict a burden. That said, I would suggest trying your best to be professional, to try and understand that there is a story on both sides on an issue and to keep anger and emotions to a minimum as difficult as it may be.
best of luck,