"Thank you for your service, sir."
Why is every former Marine that I'm running into either Force Recon (0321) or a Scout Sniper (8541)?
Why are half the Navy guys that I'm stopping telling me that they're slated for BUDS training?
Friends, if you served, I thank you for your service. If you're serving, I thank you for your service. If you signed up right after September 11, 2001, like my good friend John Shirley did at the age of 29, and had to put your life on hold to serve our nation when we needed you, I especially thank you for your service. From the bottom of my heart: thank you.
You HAVE my thanks. Why try to make yourself out to be more than you are? That Sniper-- that Reconnaisance Man-- that SEAL-- that Green Beret-- they all need cooks (92G), or clerks (0151), or whatever. Just as I am minding the store at home on the civil side, you guys are supporting the guys doing the shooting. There's no shame in that.
You don't NEED a sexy MOS to "Be All That You Can Be." Trust me.
That is all.