posted on Dec, 23 2015 @ 07:50 AM
a reply to: penroc3
I was told if I joined I would be sent to Nurse Anesthetist School while serving in the Air Force. I would have to give the Air Force 3 years after
completing my schooling. I agreed.
Turned out that they had a shortage of Shock Trauma Nurses, so they couldn't allow me to be sent off to school until they had adequate staffing in my
specialty or until my time was up.
At the end of my time in service, they approached we the same offer. I asked them, "Is this a test, or do you really think I didn't learn from my
Saying all of that, I must add that I don't regret one second of my time in the Air Force. I learned more in the time I spent in the Air Force than I
learned in any other position I have held in the 40+ years I spent in my career field.
The main thing I learned is that you can accomplish almost anything if you build the right team. That everyone has strengths and everyone has
weaknesses, pair the members of your team to fill in the gaps. I learned the importance of compromise. I learned that your best defense in fighting an
injustice is knowing the letter of the law.
The most handy thing I learned is that you can cuss out an individual of a superior rank, as long as you do it with respect to the rank.