Back at Home
I finally made it back to the states a couple weeks ago. This blog (and the email address that goes with it) had suffered miserably while I was over in the CENTCOM area of operations and I apologize humbly to those who emailed me and I didn't respond. Things got to the point where I didn't have the energy or the inclination to talk about national policy or military affairs. All I could ever muster was a rant against my incompetent chain of command and that was going to find me getting in a lot of trouble. My mother always said that if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all... And that was my tactic for the last half of a year.
Now that I am off active duty again, maybe I can relate some of the mind-numbingly stupid things that my chain of command put the soldiers in my unit through. I still love this country and the Army as much as I ever did, I'm just disappointed that such idiots could rise through the ranks of the reserves and garner positions of influence and power. Thank goodness no one in our units was killed as a result of this outright stupidity, but that was just dumb luck. Those officers never should have made it past lieutenant.
Anyhow, I'll post more once I figure out if they can drag me back on active duty for talking crap about the worst bosses I've ever known. I'll have to consult my lawyer. :-)