What exactly did you do in the army? Was there a lot of pressure to perform well and did that ever stress you out?
So, keep in mind that I’m Intel, and other areas of the service might be a bit different…
I joined to be a language analyst, and my assigned language was Spanish. Buuuut I immediately went to a unit that had no use for my language. So I never did that. I did -a lot- of other things, but most recently I worked admin.
I was still required to maintain my language proficiency to a certain level, though, with an annual test. And that was… a major stressor. Because failing twice would have lost me my job. ((And considering how naive speakers often fail…..)) It wasn’t fun, but I do enjoy the extra pay, so I kept at it instead of switching.
But outside of job specialty stuff, in general there isn’t much more pressure or stress than at a regular civilian office.
Like, it is the army, so of course they want your best… but so long as you’re making an effort, they’ll work with you. Unless you’ve got bad leadership who want to treat you like adult children, day-to-day stuff shouldn’t be terribly stressful.