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Most military "retirees" cannot retire from employment ....
Posted By: Stimer In Response To: Hoo does this remind U of?. . . *PIC* (LongGone)
Date: Wednesday - October 11,2017 16:16
In Response To: Hoo does this remind U of?. . . *PIC* (LongGone)
Because of their financial circumstances, they have to find new employment after they "retire" from the military. They are definitely not retired in the classic definition of the word.
The trouble for most military "retirees" is the continuous decline in their benefits. This forces them to live near military installations - for medical, service club, base movie theatre, commissary, PX services, etc. They are chained to the military.
Some military "retirees" are fortunate to have been trained in a MOS that makes them employable for high demand civilian occupations. "Retiree" Otis is lucky he received MOS training in the high demand IT field. However, Otis tried to puff himself up by claiming he supervised engineers who, in reality, are technicians.
And, if military "retirees" have the mental capability and required academic discipline, they can use their GI Bill benefits to obtain a college degree ... many one-termers have taken advantage of this benefit. One-termer Mike Shepherd took advantage of his GI Bill and now has a doctorate.
BTW: Isn't that a photo of Otis just before he "retired" from the USMC out in safe-haven Okinawa?
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