I'm on my way back into the Army - Page 2

February 13th, 2005  
good luck charge, you are living my drea, for the second time
February 13th, 2005  

Good Luck With Whatever you do ...............

February 13th, 2005  
Italian Guy
Charge!! I'll miss you, man. Oh yeah I will.
Take good care of yourself and keep us updated.
Ciao 8)
February 13th, 2005  
Best of luck, sir! And be safe!
February 13th, 2005  

Topic: Re: I'm on my way back into the Army

Originally Posted by Charge_7
Hello folks,

Some of the other members are already aware of this, but since now things are more definite I thought I'd let the rest of you all know.

I'm taking an admin bust to Sergeant First Class (E-7) and going back into the Army. All that remains to be done is for me to take the physical and pass it. I don't have any real concern about that as I am in good health and exercise regularly.

I could've waited until called up or asked to be activated as a major, but that seemed to me less important than the fact that my old battalion has been activated and is on their way to Iraq. I'd been thinking about this for some time but those men are like family to me. In the National Guard the experience is more like UK and Commonwealth countries in that you stay with the same unit for years and years. I was active duty for 6 years but I served 16 years with my NG battalion. I know these men well, I know their sons now serving and in a few cases even the grandsons of those I've served with. I still have something to offer and years of life still able to serve. So I'm on my way. I'll be sure to let you all know more as the process continues.
How about your civilian work? Who is going to do it while you are away? Good luck on your chosen way.
February 13th, 2005  
Charge 7
In civilian life I have been a securities investor. I made enough doing that to be able to retire from fulltime work. I don't sit on my duff all day though. I do many volunteer work things which I won't list because I don't want to throw a spot light on me or come off as "mister do-gooder". I also train German Shepards in their initial training before they go off to police agencies and handicapped providers. My fiancée (soon to be my wife) will carry on with that work while I'm gone.

It'll be some weeks before I'm gone, and you may even hear from me once I'm back in uniform fairly regularly as I'll most likely be stateside for some time to come. Probably be at Camp Shelby.
February 13th, 2005  
Congratulations, Sir, I hope the transition goes smoothly for you.
February 13th, 2005  
A Can of Man
Be safe.
Keep in touch. I might be going over too.
March 1st, 2005  
sry 4 tunin in late, but good luck...i have an uncle in the air force shipping soon.
March 3rd, 2005  
so what is the progress?