Not surprising as the job requires you to be away from your spouse for months at a time.
Absence does not make the heart grow fonder and it makes another portion of your anatomy very lonely.
You're either faithful or you're not; no real excuse. I wonder if spouses of military cheat more often.
Genitals don't feel emotions. The desire for sex is psychological, not physical.
Sometimes—or even more often—it’s not the GI but rather the spouse.
Many years ago I was at the NCO Academy at Charelston AFB in Charleston S.C.
One Friday night at the NCO Club, there were about 300% more women there, all skanked up and ready to party. I asked a friend who was from the base why and he said:
“The Navy has gone out to sea for a multi-month deployment on Tuesday. These are Navy wives.”