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Old 08-19-2006, 12:45 AM   #61
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One of my favorite quotes: *Artillerymen see two types of people in the world. *Other Artillerymen, and targets.
"Artillery adds dignity to what would otherwise be an ugly brawl."
- Unknown, but attributed (among many others) to Henry Knox in the Revolutionary War.
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Old 08-21-2006, 03:16 PM   #62
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You mean my 21 years in Artillery have no worth in the civilian world?
i read a few years back that a lot of combat arms guys became lawyers
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Lawyers? Hmm, I don't see the transition.

Nords, that quote is posted in many field artillery offices. There is usually a nicel little drawing of gentlemen sipping tea next to their cannons, while the unwashed masses are fighting all around.
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Old 08-22-2006, 01:22 PM   #64
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combat arms are supposed to be more aggresive than the lazy scum in the rear

lawyers need to be aggressive to fight for their client
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OH, that makes sense! I suspected that, but wasn't sure.
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i read a few years back that a lot of combat arms guys became lawyers
In the Navy they're referred to as "sea lawyers"...
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I have a friend who retired from the Army after 20 years, age=early forties,
had a civilian job waiting for him that paid the same as his military pay, plus had the Army retirement starting immediately ! Not too bad !
Now he can contribute to SS and 401k.
At age 62, he can get his SS, his 401k, and continue to get the military pension.
If you have 10 years to go, my recommendation would be to stay in the military,
assuming you like it there.
The grass is not always greener on the other side, no matter where you are.

Outstanding advice. Was at the same crossroads as OP about ten years ago as an Army Captain. Contemplated leaving the military. Tired of moving every 2-3 yrs. Family members (father) talked me into staying. Now I'm close to retiring after being promoted to Lieutenant Colonel - looking at doing exactly what renferme posted.
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