At the beginning…

So in doing some looking around the o’internet I could not find any blogs really from the point of view of someone who is actually in the military. All I could really find are military wives/families blogs (which there is nothing wrong with that, do you!!) but I find that a little discouraging that no one really wants to talk about it. So I have decided that I am going to now this is not going to be a spill the beans type of thing. There may be a few trade secret (and some strong language) that will come up from time to time but for the most part there won’t be anything too crazy about what I’m going to talk about.

I guess I will start with a series of blogs that kind of start from the beginning so here we go …..

 

First let me start with my current day and where I’m at. I am currently a motor sergeant for a transportation company somewhere in the midwest and it is probably the most boring thing I have ever done. Now at this point I have been in the Army for almost fourteen years and have worked my way up to about middle management level to put it in civilian terms and have found myself siting at a desk job. This new found sense of boringness has led me to question my career choices, but it has also put me into a place that has given me the freedom to do things like this. Now there are good points to what I do I do get to teach and train Soldiers which is really the bases of my job, I do get to shot the shit out of different weapon systems, and I do get to do a job that not everyone has the option to do. But let’s get started on how I came to this place.

I originally joined the Army back in 2003 at the start of the Iraq war and was at place in my life with no direction and no future as I saw it. I was working as a line cook for an Italian restaurant chain making less then what minimum wage is now. I was living with who is now my wife in an shit hole apartment and was really going now where in life. I just so happen to be watching a news story about a guy who had gotten laid off from his job and had a family to support and joined the Army as a means to do that, and that was the moment I decided I was going to join the Army. The next day I think it was I told my then girlfriend that I was going to go to a meeting or some bull like that (which she should have known that was crap) and went to the Army recruiter station around the corner from where we lived and signed up. Didn’t really talk to anyone just kind of did it which in turn didn’t go over to well with some but it worked out in the end…..

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