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Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:30 PM

67. When I was in the midst of seeing whether I could get an Army Commission at age 50

with no prior service, I found myself at a large Army Reserve training installation on a Friday afternoon to meet up with an Army National Guard unit for their monthly training weekend, at the invitation of its Battalion Commander. He brought me gear to use for the weekend, including one of his own camouflage uniforms, devoid of rank insignia. Long story short: Saturday evening at a staff meeting to plan upcoming training, at which I felt completely out-of-place, he shocked the hell out of me by saying, "So, Chaplain, what are your thoughts on this matter?" I replied, "Sir, with all due respect, I'm not even a Chaplain in the military yet, and I have absolutely no idea what the topic here is, as Major X seemed to have more acronyms than actual words in the last two sentences of her presentation." Everyone burst out laughing.

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