No. Peace corps is not the military. Although I have read that back in the day Peace Corps volunteers would undergo boot camp similar to what the Army boot camp would be. Good thing that was back in the day, because holy crap am I out of shape! But all in all in my opinion the Peace Corps is an amazing organization with a beautiful mission.
So what is the Peace Corps?
Well according mostly to Wikipedia, "Peace corps is a volunteer organization run by the United States Government"
The stated mission of the Peace Corps includes"
A. Providing technical assistance
B. Helping people outside the United States to understand American culture
C. Helping Americans to understand the cultures of other countries.
Peace Corps Act (Pub.L. 87–293). The act declares the program's purpose as follows:
To promote world peace and friendship through a Peace Corps, which shall make available to interested countries and areas men and women of the United States qualified for service abroad and willing to serve, under conditions of hardship if necessary, to help the peoples of such countries and areas in meeting their needs for trained manpower.
"From 1961 to 2015, nearly 220,000 Americans have joined the Peace Corps and served in 140 counties," Will you be the next?
Follow the link below for more facts on the Peace Corps! And if you plan on applying! I wish you the best of luck! And thank you for considering the Peace Corps!