My advisement to 18 - 30 years of age white American middle-class males:
Conditions and questions - That you consider your own expectations be met in any capacity in order to attempt this is enough information that you are not qualified. That the topics are eyesight, physical athleticism, traffic violations, and language - these are conditions. When you are born in the USA you learn the laws. You can be charged with a criminal act, tried by a Judge, adjudicated guilty, and sentenced to incarceration or death. That is a contract you signed. So when the judge gives the guilty verdict and you are sentenced to five years incarcerated behind bars, there are not going to be conditions for this. Is this true? Do they consider your eyesight, your driving record, your physical athleticism, or your language in sending you to prison for these 5 years? No. Is it up to you at all that you are even charged? In reality no. If a cop wants to shoot you dead, he can. If he wants to charge you for crimes you did not commit, he can. They do, they will. Is this a fact? Yes.
A crime where you will earn a fortune if you are not caught. This is more realistic and has better chance of good results. And if you are shot and killed by police, or sentenced to prison with convicted killers who are serving double life sentences without parole and lose nothing by killing you or making your their servant, while living with no freedom, then you have lost nothing either. And if you are opposed to harming someone with your hands or with your weapons, engaging in violence, and killing someone in order to complete your crime or live your life incarcerated, then do not commit the crime. And I specifically said commit the crime first before you sign Five-Year Contract.
A soldier of any nation can be ordered to the enemy. When you are ordered to surrender to the enemy, you have no choice. When you sign a Five-Year Contract, you have surrendered to an army. And you are not part of this army. You never will be. Two weeks does not count. Surrender your body, mind, and spirit because this is unconditional surrender. Your conditions are not recognized.
Know this truth - Five-Year Contract: 5 years is the length of the time you agree to serve so long as you meet their conditions which are created, upheld, enforced, and recognized only by the creators of those conditions. At any moment those conditions can change without your notice or consent. Yes, you sign Five-Years of service in time in a contract that you sign when you are a free man. After that, there are no contracts to sign because you are no longer a free man.
You can spend all your life in military prison if they choose to do this. If they want to kill you, they will kill you. Why does it matter who, when, where, why, what, and how you are killed - you entering the Russian Army. Understand that anyone with authority can give you an order and you have to follow the order. It is that simple. These are complete strangers who survived this significantly longer than you have. Nobody will care about your protests or conditions. Anybody without the authority of rank can give you and order and you will have to follow it, or you will be killed or mutilated. Simple - they can physically dominate you and nobody is going to rescue you, no laws have been broken. There is no law against blackmail, bribery, coercion, kidnapping, assault, battery, torture - these are not words which will no longer exist for anyone. It will be amusing and entertaining to see an American grown man cry tears and tremble with fear like a child. What, you will suddenly learn how to be stronger and faster and able to break an arm, a wrist? There will not be a reason for it - do not wonder 'if' - this is going to happen so this is the condition you must meet to join. You will not be talked to, you will not be verbally threatened. You will think all is fine and they are your friend until your arm is dislocated behind your back. And then soon after you will be dead.
And you do not believe this will happen to you, I know. And you are correct, because you are never going to sign the contract.
But maybe you will decide that you cannot ignore explosions and are afraid for eternal soul - because you know you born so fortunate and do not deserve it. While in Syria people are dying. What is this? If you can no longer stand your life and don't want to throw it away through suicide or selfish pursuits of self-destruction in laziness, alcohol, lust, and gluttony and you willing to die for a visa to heaven - then go and join. It is guarantee that you are willing to thread through the eye of a needle.