Future Snake Eater
Since Jan 6, 2001

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39-year old Army Major, 20-year Army veteran with a mix of NC National Guard and active duty, enlisted and officer. I have served since I graduated from high school in 1998. 10 years in the Infantry, 10 years on the IT side of the Signal Corps. I've lately been a part of the strategic and Joint world. Combat tour in Iraq right around The Surge, staff tour in Afghanistan right around that surge, and a J6 Director at CJTF-Jordan for a few months.

Married, four homeschooled kids (I was homeschooled most of my life, too), BS and MS. Motion graphics/3D hobbyist and sometimes freelancer. Youth coach for softball and soccer (I'm sure other sports will be coming as my kids get more interested in athletics).

Something of a free-thinker. Like most Americans, I don't appreciate being told what to think by anyone. Liberalism/Leftism (whatever the distinctions may be, I don't care) is a disease, a plague upon humanity. The 2016 election showed that many self-styled conservatives are non-thinking idiots, too, however. Actual analysis is woefully lacking in all corners of our society. Nuance and understanding is now replaced by hot takes and adherence to rigid ideology.

It makes no difference what men think of war, said the judge. War endures. As well ask men what they think of stone. War was always here. Before man was, war waited for him. The ultimate trade awaiting the ultimate practitioner.
--Cormac McCarthy
Blood Meridian
as quoted in Black Hawk Down

Even Islamic terrorists don't hate America like liberals do. They don't have the energy. If they had that much energy, they'd have indoor plumbing by now.
--Ann Coulter

To be sure, conservative radio talk show hosts have a built-in audience unavailable to liberals: People driving cars to some sort of job.
--Ann Coulter
"Give Us 22 Minutes, We'll Give Up The Country"
19 FEB 2003