I'm on my way back into the Army - Page 7




 
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Boots
 
August 18th, 2005  
Duty Honor Country
 
 
Glad to see you back in the swing of things Charge. How are things at the mother ship (Ft. Sill)? Is Lawton still as sleezy as I remember it from 97?
August 18th, 2005  
AJChenMPH
 
 
Ah, so this was what you were referencing in one of your replies in my thread, sir. First time I'm seeing this thread.

Is the new post relatively close to home, at least?
May 12th, 2006  
Charge 7
 
 
Sorry to have missed that question, LT. By now you probably know the answer. We moved 1200 miles south.

Just thought I'd let you all know I've been promoted. I was long overdue when I was in the Guard, but those of you who have any knowledge of it, know that promotion there depends on having a slot available and there were none for a long time. That was part of why I retired, but only a small part. I won't get into the rest of it here. Now I'm in the regulars again for a few years and a new set of opportunities applies.

In any event, if you've been following my story, you know that all I had hoped for was to be in uniform and be of service to my old comrades. I got the uniform but the Army saw fit to utilize my talents elsewhere. I was kind of upset about it at first, but as one senior officer said to me at the time, "Do you want to be in the fight or don't you?". So I sucked it up, and eventually came to realize that by training young officers I was doing a great deal to be of service to my country and thereby, my old comrades in arms. Being promoted was pretty much unexpected. I thought I'd do a few years and when I hit, 60 leave and retire with a few more points is all. To make Lt. Colonel is beyond my ability to express words of thanks. All I can say is that I hope those of you who've been handed something by the military other than what you expected can use my experience as a lesson that if you carry on and fight the good fight, you may in the end get more than you had hoped for, even if it's not what you had originally wished for.
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Boots
May 12th, 2006  
tomtom22
 
 
Congratulations, colonel. You are probably very right about being used to train young officers, you have a lot of experience to offer, and if I can judge from what I've read of all your posts, they are very lucky to have you.
May 12th, 2006  
bulldogg
 
 
No BS, Charge, that is inspiring.
May 12th, 2006  
Charge 7
 
 
Thank you both. Very kind words indeed.
May 12th, 2006  
AJChenMPH
 
 
HOOAH, SIR!!!!

Congratulations, LTC, that's great news!
May 12th, 2006  
Italian Guy
 
 
So how have you been liking your job this far Charge? Whate are the trainees like?
May 12th, 2006  
Missileer
 
 
Soooo...does this mean Molly has to call you "Sir" after a snappy salute?
May 13th, 2006  
AJChenMPH
 
 
Heh, I doubt it.

When the Military Channel did their four-episode special where they followed the Blue Angels for a year, they interviewed the commanding officer, known as "Boss." He said, "I'm not sure how the term 'Boss' got started...even my boss calls me 'Boss.' My wife doesn't call me 'Boss', but..."