You can't train for a kick in the balls!
Did I lie about my service on military com, yes I did.Those people that care to attack me based on thier belief that I am a poser, sorry.
Hey, I went in a pvt got out a pvt, most everyone here knows it from my profile. Though I have not been here long, I have been treated well in the Airborne tradition and style (wit, charm, etc. LOL)Back then I defended those people as a PVT and got pushed aside and got various death threats, etc
See even takin' the time to make sure I know humor is humor.Maybe this intro is his other brother Larry. Just bustin your balls, Bro.
So how would you come to the conclusion that posing would help? And where is the standard in Honor of that act?
Morality base on the contingency of others actions? Do you believe that the end justifies the means?
PVT 1/509th ABCT and DAMN PROUD OF IT
Sometimes you just gotta make a point.
I am not hiding behind what I did nor am I saying that what I did was right. It was wrong and I am not saying it will ever be right.
Rebel, nope not gonna do this.
To the reduction in rank, sorry bullshit. 2ndLt then 1st Lt and so on. As I said and you can believe whatever you want to It is possible to jump rank. Actually at CAP you can jump rank up to Major (if you have an MBA for a specific area of specialty), BUT you have to spend at least 6 months in grade as Captain to get it. PLUS you must complete the training to the level of Major. The truth is the truth, sorry but its still the truth. Depending on which route you take there are specific courses at Staff and Leadership schools respectively that you need to take to fufill the requirements of the respective grade.
I choose Finance and Emergency Services which among other things entails Search and Rescue.
To your question about the overseas ribbon, there is a Patch Blue background with CAP on it that you are authorized to wear for overseas Wings. Two of which are in Germany. Overseas Wings have different rules and regulations than the CONUS based ones do. This means that you are restricted to wearing your uniform ONLY on base and or special authorized events) and need access to that base over a longer period of time. The CAP ID will give you access to the base in CONUS.
In specific circumstances you are allowed to wear certain ribbons for prior service and awards etc. These are ONLY possible with authorization and approval at the national level if not stated in current CAPR sections dealing with Ribbons, Awards, etc.
Lastly what I did was wrong for whatever the reason was it still was wrong.
I have talked about this very topic to various Officers as well as NCOs asking about what would be the best thing to do.
You asked me I told my side of the story. I did not deny it nor hide behind anything. Green also knew this before this thread started. I was a Captain at CAP.
What I did at Mil.com was wrong, it was at the very least the worst decision as well as the most dishonorable thing I have ever done in my life.
Regardless of what happens here I will continue to pay for that mistake, REGARDLESS of what you or anyone else says I will still be paying for MY mistake and MY actions.
I have done what I thought was the right thing at the time but it was still wrong. Doing something for whatever reason but paying with your integrity and honor is still wrong. It will always be wrong.
Jesus... I think I'm gonna need to eat a bullet after reading all this shit...
Mike, you're intentions might have been good but posing is posing and that shit isn't tolerated amongst those who have served and I sure as hell won't accept it because of those who have earned it have died wearing it...
Sorry bro but you broke some sacred rules amongst the brotherhood...
Have a good one but you're not needed here...
I make my living by taking out those who are living that don't deserve to be living...
No ball-bustin, here....just a few honest thoughts.
I think what I would have appreciated was a simple, "I fucked up, I apologize for the disrespect."
Nobody is perfect, Mike. The difference is, as brothers, we promptly admit when we've wronged each other, piss at each other a little, then get over it and move on. Some get it, some don't. That's our way...
The fact you felt it necessary to continue the rhetoric in your last two posts instead of a simple "I fucked up" tells me everything I need to know.
One thing, and then I'll lay this to rest for me. I've never personally met any of my brothers on this site. I can tell you right now, I trust everyone of them with my life, and I can PROMISE you, I've got their back. That, my friend, is trust....trust that's built on honesty. If you'll lie about something, you'll lie about anything. I'll grieve the loss of someone from the group that I felt was real, get over it, and move on. I think as you can tell, we all really liked you, that's why you're seeing such an emotional response to our disappointment.
Good luck on your future endeavors,
See what happens when we let legs on this site!
What a bunch of pussies!
Were you, or were you not a Commisioned US Army Officer? You state in your intro that,
I have one on my wall. Do you?
"Where is the prince who can afford so to cover his country with troops for its defense, so that ten thousand men descending from the clouds might not,in many places, do an infinite deal of mischief before a force could be brought together to repel them?" -Benjamin Franklin, 1784