This is kind of a back handed question! Regret? If a Soldier wants to be an officer then it's just a matter of school. I had a LT with a degree in forestry. Did that make him a good LT? NO! I have privates that come in as specialist because they have degrees. They want the fight and the comradery. A leader is a leader and I'm pretty sure a NCO has been the back bone for any successful officer. I'll take training my men in the suck over building CONOPS and OPORDERS anyday. The only way I would change is to go Warrant and fly choppers. Sorry for the rant and I hope I didn't come off to abrasive, but that's what NCOs are known for.
Nope. Same answer I gave when asked about going to recruiting. "Maybe when I get tired of being a soldier." I like getting my hands dirty. I'd much rather be out on the range holding a paddle than up in the tower giving commands. I'd rather be teaching a new private how to back a trailer than sitting in the office dealing with drama from battalion. I'm glad that there are troops that want to do it, but it ain't for me.
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