Definition of "military service" [military service]
Service in an army or other military organisation, whether as a chosen job or as a result of an involuntary draft (conscription).(noun)
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Use "military service" in a sentence
"As he was satisfied his action at Kernstown had been proper, Garnett was determined to have vindication and, no less, to renew in some capacity his military service in defense of the South."
"Why did the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Joseph Ellis, whose accuracy in writing about the framers of the Constitution remains unchallenged, tell his students fanciful fabrications about his supposed military service in Vietnam?"
"ODonnell responded that this would be a disaster, because Sorensen had been a conscientious objector to military service and could not therefore argue credibly for the use of force."