Yeah, honestly, I wouldn't discourage military service in a rowdy or defiant teenage boy. The military has a way of taking such young men and making *men* out of them, who know how to follow the rules when it matters, and who can blow off their need for adventure, risk, or high spirits by doing hard, productive, exciting work. That's not to say every man who goes into the military suddenly turns into a model citizen, or we wouldn't need JAG. But I wouldn't say it's necessarily a bad idea, either. Probably depends somewhat on the man and the exact situation.