I think the magic and luster of the military officer is finally wearing off in the Public's eye thanks to revelations like what this article presents (it has been for a generation in the eye of most enlisted personnel in the military). It is rare for a military officer to have any modicum of humbleness, and the vast majority of these men and women swallowed, from the onset of their training, hook, line, and sinker, this idea they are somehow the cream of the crop of humanity and must wield their power over the simpleton enlisted man. Now, this observation of mine is taken directly from my experience serving in Army combat units where I served honorably and discharged with numerous combat awards and citations (thus my attitude is not from someone who was spurned by the military), so I don't know if that attitude permeates the other branches of the military as it does the Army. My point, ultimately, is these issues with the honor system is of no surprise to the people who have had to endure the typical military officer. For the general public, their romantic view of the Academy Cadet and what that person represents has been brought down to reality. Thanks Indy for exposing the fact these men and women are nothing special, just human beings who put their pants on the same way you and I do every single day and who, after only 20 years of service, will be treated with the most Cadillac of retirement and health care benefits the world has ever known.
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