The US Military has gone through a whirlwind of changes in the past 15 years. Counter-insurgency warfare/nation-building has taken the place of conventional operation. The "Strategic Lance Corporal" decisions have a ripple effect throughout the entire theatre of battle. DA/DT repeal and transgender policy changes. The overwhelming addition of communications, intelligence, observation and warfighting technology. I've spoken to veterans of previous wars and there has never been a time where the expectation, from day-to-day responsibilities to the impact of a bad decision has been higher. Send me your thoughts.
Posted >1 y ago
Sir, I am expecting my first child on the way. That being said, I have always told myself that if he/she wanted to join then they have my unconditional support. However, I will never encourage, nor make them feel obligated to serve because of the path I have taken in life. I'd be one proud father if he/she joined and served their country well but will not be disappointed or condemn them if they choose not to.
My daughter was a medic in the Army. My son never entered the military. I have a grandson that was a Marine. I never told them yes or no on enlisting. I answered any questions they had. My father was a Marine and I had 2 brothers who were Marines. They had Q/A times, I never ask why they made the decisions they did nor will I. In answer to the question NO, I will not encourage my grandkids or nieces and nephews to serve. It is their choice, I will be proud no matter their decision ( unless the become liberal sycophants ).
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