"No 'I served 3 years without getting arrested" Good Conduct ribbon?"
Those were no longer issued in the Army, when I was in the Guard from '89-'96, as far as I know. Qualified "expert" with rifles on ranges a few times, but my previous instructors in hillbilly living wouldn't consider that score under those conditions to be expert at all. ;-) No big deal, for real. More so on police range pistol qualifications. Fired all kinds of other junk for the Guard. Still no expert here.
I don't see anything in the info about Dornan indicating anything in the way of ground combat training, which is about all that we did. [Que Jamaican coworker on a construction labor job once saying, "It's slavery, mon!"]
But I wasn't in the Navy. Dornan was a lieutenant. That would be mostly admin stuff by far, I would guess. Probably no soldier there, no commando. But the media chicks have to make it all sound as exciting as Dornan did in his manifesto or whatever.
posted on 02/07/2013 7:02:43 PM PST
(We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
Without seeing his training record, I'll never know.
I do know that I got out last enlistment as an E-6 cook, and wound up with train-the-trainer on counter-terrorism training among other interesting (and a lot of un-interesting) training.
Reservists spend a lot more time in school than active duty. AF anyway.
After tech school, I doubt I did more than 6 or 8 one week or longer classes during my first enlistment when I was active duty. I spent at least half my time training and in classes when I was reserve.
Try the Sig 226 and you’ll shoot expert every time.
posted on 02/08/2013 3:24:01 AM PST
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