Physical training occurred @ 0600 hrs every Monday, Wednesday & Friday. Except for that regularity, my work days were never typical. Having served my country along side my spouse taught me that every U.S. citizen should serve because freedom is not free. It taught me to be a stern, strong, compassionate leader, mentor and mentee. I "cut my teeth" in the military and learned from the very best managers, peers and subordinates
The military had one mission"...to defend our Nation, both foreign and domestic." That single mission statement created a culture of one truly extended family. All soldiers have and had, both in and out of country is and was each other.
Seeing a soldier fall, by his or her own grace and too lost to look up for that hand, was most troubling part of my job. Seeing a soldier fall, look up and then and get back up assured me we did a job well done.
An elite member of less than 8% of Americans to ever serve
The pay, to include benefits, are below scale