I am quietly cheering a possible shift in mindset in the U.S. military. The military is quietly reading the seas and skies, tightening fiscal belts and filtering its ranks to find and keep “warriors”. The military has achieved all its recruiting goals, and like the Jif-choosing, choosy mothers, picks whom it wants now. Conditions in the country have probably fostered this, but one look at the re-enlistment rates – enlistees are now vetted through performance reviews prior to authorized to re-enlist – validates that there are still people who value the United States and the ideals the military holds.
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I don't know too many who are not dog-men. I have often eschewed politics in favor of talking about dogs and existentialism. While a vice-president of the New York Mets (MLB) organization, and an attorney in New York share the same first and last name with me, I seek no greater honor than having served my country as a U.S. Navy Senior Chief. View all posts by notdonner