When I heard an instructor refer to the President as "Peanut Brain", I realized that we were in uncharted territory.
Thank God for Ronald Reagan! I can only hope that history repeats itself!
They don't deserve your dedication and sacrifice any longer.
What used to be a disease of the Flag officers has burrowed down to the O-5 and O-6 levels. PC and public opinion is all that matters.
The troops and their familys' welfare are secondary - when our welfare was secondary to the Mission, we could handle that. Now, even the Mission is secondary to PC crap.
You'll miss it - I still do...
I would think that the goal of 50% females, and open homosexuality making for a weird, unknowable future for the military would have been mentioned by someone, but it isn’t in the article.
Don't give the son of a bitch the satisfaction.
My son, a 25 year Navy Captain, retired this past year because of obama and the new queer rules.
Hang in for at least another 4 more, don't walk away from what you have earned.
Thank you for your service.
Stick it out. I used to go to staff meetings just to piss the flag officers off.
“Look at that.....a red flag with a star on it. Are the communist Chinese coming to this meeting?”
I could not understand why good officers stayed when Obama became POTUS if they still had a number of years to go to get their twenty.
Why are they leaving?
Oh, I don’t know - maybe if one picked up a newspaper on any day of the week, all year round, it would be made clear.
I’ve got 23 in so far. I’m doing everything I can do elect damn near anyone but Obama. I covertly leave informational papers around. As a senior NCO it is incredibly hard to bite my tongue and say what I want. But I do push that envelope from time to time. I see younger Soldiers who have no clue what discipline and integrity are. Almost breaks my heart to see it but what can I do?
Simple...They can't take any more of BO's BS. No Mystery.
Try and hang in there bud and while finishing you minimum time. Start reviewing and developing your professional skills towards a goal of a second sucessful career in civilian life.
Thank you for your service.
I just finished this very inspiring book. A great read about a great military man!
Medal of Honor recepient Colonel Day was not afraid to challenge the upper echelons at the personal cost of promotions.
American Patriot: The Life and Wars of Colonel Bud Day [Hardcover]
Vet’s Day - Fort Walton Beach Tea Party - with a call to action from Colonel Bud Day
Maximum Resistance: George E. “Bud” Day
The US Military and most of it's officers and men are charged, implemented, and designed to protect the Nation and it's citizens, not to subjugate them.
To proceed toward progressive socialism, these men and women must be removed and be replaced with those that have been indoctrinated to believe that their duty is to regulate the citizen.
The left hates the Military because they would not willingly become their National Police.
Your family needs a Dad more than The Won needs cannon fodder.
I think the reason is simple. We’re going to a smaller peacetime army. There is less opportunity for promotion and more chickensh!t. Why put up with it if there is opportunity outside the military?
As others have noted, at this point it makes sense to try for your 20-year pension. At least stay long enough to see how the election goes.
I say stick it out. See what happens in November and the reevaluate. If zero wins then maybe leave, but with only three to go it may be better to stick out till 20. Zero may also just quit totally in Iraq and Afghanistan and you would not have to do anything. Also I would rather have good officers in support of my infantry son when he goes back to Afghanistan.
Bless you, strider - I’ve only had one short one to Colombia in the last 5 years as a reservist. I posted yesterday that I’m not sure I can stand to do my last 3 1/2 and make it to 30.
The political correctness pressure from on high breaks my military heart. And I’m close enough to “on-high” that I see personally some of the spine-ectomies on people I used to look up to.
I was going to comment on this thread yesterday. I had to get out - age 60 - this past Jan. I made it through the carter years and had 39+ years.
I took the Army survey yesterday and when I got to the comment section at the end, I told them that this cic was the worst since carter. Also, the repeal of DADT was enough for many others to leave.
<I, [name], do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.
Leave it to a bunch of West Pointers to complain about the personnel system not promoting them fast enough to keep up with their superior talent and intellect.
As for officers getting out: I just got a brand new Second Lieutenant last week. He's 22 years old. He is making $54,000 a year.
If these dolts think that they are going to march into some civilian company and get job offers in the six figure range just because they have a few years in the Army, they're dreaming.
I speak from experience on that. I got out of the Army for several years and came back in.