"...do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic..."

"For the good of the Air Force, for the good of the armed services and for the good of our country, I urge you to reject convention and careerism..."
- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Maxwell AFB, April 21, 2008

"You will need to challenge conventional wisdom and call things like you see them to subordinates and superiors alike."
- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, United States Air Force Academy, March 4, 2011

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Six Weeks Until PYB is De-Commissioned

Amazing to think my time in the Air Force is the same as the time I spent at field training more than twenty years ago.  I chose to go to a six week camp because I thought I would have a better chance of getting Distinguished Graduate (DG).  Yeah, not so much.

The wife had this engraving made for my retirement shadow box.  The quote is taken from an AFCAF ruling after I refused a blatantly unlawful order and resigned my commission with just over fifteen years of service.

Had it not been for the nameless person who issued that ruling and wrote that quote, I would not be retiring in six weeks.

I hope those in public service will remember those who gave all in their fulfillment of their oaths of office.  I hope we who serve realize that not being willing to give our careers to defend America here at home is a horrible disservice to the memory of the fallen.

Faithful public service ain't no chump game.

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