My husband would say civic duty and I agreed with him until he deployed. It might be a job to him, but I look at everything he has to give up to do that job. It might have been easy when he first enlisted, but once you add a wife and children into the mix and then a deployment, you become a hero, or at least you should. He gives up watching his kids grow up and family time in general in order to do his "job." Also, him doing his "civic duty" helps make it so that there is no draft and people can choose not to serve. To me, he is a hero and so is every other military person that has joined because that undoubtly means that they will deploy. However, during peace time, I do not see enlisting as a reason to be considered a hero.