I suggest you find a high ranking traditional chinese martial arts master and train under him. The military is an entirely secular institution whose sole purpose is to defend (whatever that means) a country.
There are actually quite a few people in the world who have done both
Please name them, the martial arts they studied and their modern military experience. I know there was a famous Japanese martial artist who was also an adamant soldier. But then gain, Master Taisen Deshimaru, founder of the AZI, gave up judo *entirely* to pursue (to use a cheesy word) enlightenment through meditation.
I do not deny that there are tangible benefits to some military training. However, I still argue that certain martial arts are, with respect to manifesting virtue in one's character, superior to boot camp. Of course this to a degree touches on what one values (and I am still waiting for Istaev to justify his seeping assertion that Western thought is superior to Eastern) but you can spend your entire life running through the forest with a rifle and you will never understand that thoughts are just the expression of desire, the qi can induce conscious halucinations and drastically increase longevity - the highest virtue in my books. If, on the other hand, you think neo-conservatism is the "end of history" you will doing very well in most modern militaries. Further, all the experiences that are of philosophical value in war can all be had in an attempt at taking down the current system by perhaps joining the environmental movement. I'm tempted to say that for many people military service amounts to some sort of semi safe tourism. Life isn't one big heavy metal song or action movie.