Erin - posted on 06/08/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )
Am I the only one who just isn't awe struck by the Army (particularly the National Guard)? My dad retired as a Lt. Colonel and he was a jerk. Always rude and mean and boring. My finace is National Guard and I didn't even want to date him at first but he said it wasn't like active Army blah blah blah, but now they want to send him off to do crap like go to dumb classes in other states for six months at a time, and I just no sorry I'm not interested in that life. I got kids and family here, we have a son on the way, I'm not interested in a move around the globe life at all. They pay him really badly, never promote him, never give him his deserved medals, laid him off of his good job, I see no reason to bend over backwards for the military or him, especially when they do nothing for our family at all. He has to stay up late get up at butt crack dawn just to be a janitor for the Army. They barely even train them anymore. The unit does NOTHING fun for families ever.
Does anyone else feel this way?