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  •  I know an Air Force officer (5+ / 0-)

    He's a staunch Democrat and knows plenty of others in the officer corps.  The big difference is that unlike the Republicans, the Democrats usually don't run around yelling about politics while they're in uniform.

    Ray also told me that officers who came up through ROTC (like him) or OCS don't think all that much of service academy grads, especially ones on their first tour - they tend to be arrogant and think they know everything, at least until their senior non-com/non-Academy officer sets them straight.  And a lot, perhaps the majority, serve their required five years and then resign.

    It's one of the few things that give me hope for the military.

    This isn't freedom. This is fear - Captain America

    by Ellid on Thu Nov 28, 2013 at 04:54:07 AM PST

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    •  I'd say your friend Ray's a smart man (1+ / 0-)
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      And especially about the Academy graduates.  I once had a spouse abuse case about two Captains, both West Pointers, a dual military married couple, who were two of the biggest assholes I ever dealt with.  What happened, they were assigned to different posts 1,500 miles away, but were together over a Labor Day weekend.  The plan had been she'd try to get posted where he was, but, she got offered a better assignment where she was and said yes, but didn't tell him till then, about a month after she was committed.  They were barbecuing in the backyard so he got mad a knocked her down and kicked her in the ribs.  They both realized their careers would be in jeopardy so they covered it up, but she confided it to a female Captain friend who reported it.  My boss was a Major and I basically turned the case over to him.  He was a very pious Christian man who never said a harsh word, but he's the one who first used the a-hole word to describe them, not me.  

      The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness. -- John Kenneth Galbraith

      by Kangaroo on Thu Nov 28, 2013 at 09:36:46 AM PST

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      •  He's terrific (0+ / 0-)

        Very young looking, so much so that I nearly fainted when I saw the captain's bars on his shoulders last year.  He's a communications specialist stationed in Japan right now, but a couple years back he was in Afghanistan at an FOB.  He was in a couple of firefights, came out intact and sane, and got a St. Michael tattoo as soon as he could.

        Great guy in every way.

        This isn't freedom. This is fear - Captain America

        by Ellid on Thu Nov 28, 2013 at 10:02:29 AM PST

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