To give you some background I am currently in OCS(officer candidate school) for the Army and our branching ceremony is right around the corner, on Thurs the 26th to be exact, and my question to all of the ex military, and anyone else willing to give me there two cents, is which branches will play out best if I choose to make a switch to the civilian world in the somewhat near future? My UG is in finance and I would really like to have a career in finance, what I am envisioning is the “typical” route of 3yr officer stint then getting my MBA and most likely something in ibanking or PE/hedge fund if I am lucky. So my specific question is, which branches will be most respected and give me the best chance of getting my foot in the door? Both for MBA programs and future employers.Right now I am really torn between MI and infantry. I think both would look good on a resume but I was unsure if either one would speak greater volumes in terms of leadership or as an indicator of success to future employers.
All that being said I also understand that my decision will affect me for the next 3yrs of my life and I need to do what is ultimately going to make me happiest, not make a decision based on what will be more advantageous to my professional career. Right now I would say I am leaning more towards infantry but I am all ears and would love any advice from the former military out there on the pros and cons of the two. Does one have a significant advantage over the other in quality of life?
Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this and for any advice given.