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To: JD_UTDallas
I have 23+ years in the military and another 10 in supporting roles. The blowhards were most likely just that- blowhards. There are a lot of posers out there nowadays. Everyone wants to be "former SpecOps".

I don't discount the role that "former" military personnel can play in an SHTF scenario. The military is a microcosm of society as a whole. If they can go over to the dark side and work for organizations like TSA, they can go bad in a worst case scenario. To presume all will go bad, or even that all former military possess a ton of deadly skills and a willingness to use them is a bad start.

BTW- is that tagline French?

64 posted on 04/05/2012 7:18:23 PM PDT by Sarajevo (Money cannot buy happiness, but it's more comfortable to cry in a Mercedes than on a bicycle.)
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To: Sarajevo
I also have years in the military some old years when I was a EW geek, and the last time after 9/11 when they made me a cook because of my hearing waiver caused by the FIRST time I was in. ;)

Being a cook in the military taught me more management, more logistics, and more intel management than I learned in my former spooky careers as military and later as military contractor.

Spec ops eats at the dining facility when they are home. ;)

I'd rather be a cook. You get a lot of the same skill sets, including knife skills (3 months worth in civilian culinary school in my case), life-saving skills, life taking skills, logistics, and SPs drive you to the barracks and tuck you in when you've had enough beer for the evening.

I'm more proud of being a cook than an Old Crow.

/johnny

69 posted on 04/05/2012 7:31:25 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Sarajevo

Wow 23 years thank you Sir for your service!

BTW- is that tagline French?

Latin it is the US Army Sniper motto.

I do not assume most or even more than a few will go to the dark side, but those that do are significantly more deadly than the average joe with a handgun or scoped rifle. In a shithitsthefan world former military are going to be the best assest a group has as defenders and protectors, which are a valuable skill set to posses. The oldest profession is Soldiering and we all know the second oldest ;)


126 posted on 04/06/2012 1:04:06 PM PDT by JD_UTDallas ("Veni Vidi Vici")
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