Well nows-a I-gots-to-typin and I had another thing on my mind … obviously … my future.
I’ve been in the Army over three years now, and I’m already a Sergeant. Now, I think I’m on a pretty good pace and are doing pretty good for myself, but this Battalion I’m in … which will remain nameless … but it does rhyme with “hindy thirst” MP BN … has completely burnt me out. Like, the Army has never treated me badly, in fact, it’s done me good, and made me into a better person, but this Battalion just sucks the morale, hope, and effort out of me every single day. I show up to work with a shitty attitude no matter the situation, all because of the work place and the Command Group above us, so…
I decided I was going to get out (I have a lil over 18 months left), and I’ve begin looking at Police and Fire Departments back home, then I talked to my friend Samantha online yesterday who was a Sergeant when I was wee-little Private Boesen back in Seoul, Korea, and she explained that her and her family weren’t going to be PCSing to Fort Drum and that they were going to stay at Fort Carson, and I explained, “No problem, I’m getting out”, and her response was she was really disappointed with that decision because she felt that I’m good for the job, I have what it takes to be an outstanding leader, and that she thinks I’d do the Army good by staying in. In fact, she even said she envisioned me being a “Lifer”.
Now … I’ve thought that before also, I thought, “Shit, I’ve already given 5 years and I’ve done this well so far, why not just push it out.” The way I see it, if I did that and became a Lifer, I’d be a Command Sergeant’s Major, or a First Sergeant, guaranteed … but … at this point and time, I’m just tired of the bullshit. The grass looks so much greener on the other side. And, I know I’m an adult and everything, but I’d kinda enjoy being closer to home and / or just having a choice of where I want to live.
So … I think I’m still planning on getting out in a year and a half. The only problem now is finding a place that needs Cops. I would love to go back to Iowa but the only people that need police are the State Troopers. But I have gotten emails from the Houston Police Department and the LAPD … so … wow, right?