Today, I saw a resume from a broken-service Marine. Ignoring his education listing of going through Aviation Electrician "A" school one year followed by Aviation Electronics Technician "A" school the next (not gonna happen), he had his time in the Marines listed as "U.S. Military Corp" instead of U.S. Marine Corps. My Marine supervisor said that's why he showed me the resume, because he didn't know what this guy was trying to say. When I told him, he could not believe his eyes.
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PO1 Chris Crawley: IMHO, I think you're hitting a different key on the piano. The problem, as I see it from this example you chose to use, deals more with an ever-increasing lack of proper English skills. AND IT ENCOMPASSES THE ENTIRE SPECTRUM OF MILITARY PERSONNEL. Just look at Rally Point. People of all ranks, from colonels to privates, can't spell, can't punctuate, can't write a properly constructed sentence. And they can't or won't proofread their work before they hit "Respond." And, yet, these people are simply a microcosm of our society which is no better. And it's getting worse. I taught Report Writing in four different police academies. What I witnessed then, in the 1970s and 1980s, was reprehensible. I can't begin to fathom a realistic solution for this nation.
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