Is Collin Gosselin Seriously Considering A Military Career?

Collin Gosselin, Jon and Colleen Conrad

Collin Gosselin made the headlines recently when he alleged that his dad Jon assaulted him. The family fallout seemed tragic, as Collin already spent years in an institution. But, maybe he felt safe in an institutional environment. In fact, it’s possible he considers a military career seriously.

Collin Gosselin and the military

We reported that Jon Gosselin strongly denied that he ever abused his son. And he got cleared of wrongdoing, But in a now-deleted post, Collin Gosselin said, “Yesterday he beat me up and thought nothing of it, he punched me in the face and gave me a swollen nose and I started bleeding. He then continued to kick me in the ribs after I was on the floor. He is a liar.” Whatever actually went down probably remains within the family. 

Collin’s mom Kate made a lot of noise about the allegations. But fans doubt she seeks custody of him. After all, she sent him away to an institution at a young age. In fact, since then, he hardly saw any of his family. Now, he lives with his dad and his sister Hannah but doesn’t see his other siblings or his mom. Radar Online reported that in her book,  I Just Want You To Know, Kate said Collin challenged her authority from the age of two-and-a-half. But whatever went wrong, if Collin chooses a military career, he might be free of all the family custody drama.

Collin joined JROTC already

Radar Online mentioned that Collin signed up for the JROTC program. Jon Gosselin revealed the news in February this year. The Jon & Kate Plus 8 alum told First Class Fatherhood that the military-style program keeps Collin “active.” The outlet noted that “JROTC stands for Junior Reserves Officers’ Training Corps.” The website explains that students who sign up for it learn all sorts of things like “military drill.” They also learn firearm handling if they wish.

Other parts of the program include “Raider Challenge competitions, JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl (JLAB), Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Camp.” Since then, Collin disallowed sharing, or embeds from his Instagram account, And, he started one for only family and close friends. But in his existing account, he changed his profile description.

Nearly old enough for the Marines

Nowadays, Collin Gosselin’s profile reads, “U.S. ARMY STRONG 💪🏼🇺🇸 #usarmy #usmarinecorps.” Well, if he considers the Marines as a career, he won’t have long to wait. He turned 16 in May this year. And, people may apply to join up at the age of 17. But, if he waits another year, he might be able to try out for officer training. The website notes that those who enlist “Face [their] fears. Or live in fear. Marines confront theirs head on, enduring what scares them—until it doesn’t.”

Actually, that sounds perfect for Collin Gosselin who probably spent too many years fearing rejection. Do you agree? Sound off in the comments below.

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