Skip to comments.Suspended Animation: McCain's Second Life Supporting the Uniparty & Deep State Begins (satire & pic
Posted on 09/05/2018 3:21:43 PM PDT by poconopundit
click here to read article
My Navy experience completely prepared me for getting ahead in the civilian world. I found that I was willing to do nearly any job my boss asked of me. I didn’t have any “That’s not my job” left in me. If I was asked to clean toilets, I did that.
Also, I grew up in a military family and spent formative years in the military, so I was very much into chain of command and hierarchy.
I called every male I didn’t know personally “Sir” and every woman I didn’t know “Ma’am”. I innately understood why going outside the chain of command is generally bad, and when you should and shouldn’t do it.
I am grateful to my country for letting me serve. And I was glad I didn’t have to do it in a shooting war, either, but being on a flight deck or on a ship, things could get hot and deadly at any time, bullets or not.
Good to hear. You’re right, there’s a lot of instincts and habits you learn in the military that help you get going in the civilian world.
Sound like your Dad was terrific. Mine was a gunner’s mate on an LST that saw action at D-Day Normandy and D-Day Okinawa. He told us kids, “If you we’re scared, you weren’t there.”
I think your dad was right!
SALUTE TO OUR DADS:
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.