TH Spangler wrote: ↑July 1st, 2020, 10:46 am
Class of 20Something wrote: ↑July 1st, 2020, 10:30 am
Yepper. Do you miss WH duty?
Purple Haize wrote: ↑June 30th, 2020, 7:10 pm
I didn’t read them clarifications cause I’m not seeing that as a shot at junior
But if the shoe fits.... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
As a dude who is more often on your side than not, perhaps o can say you might be taking things a little to sensitively. Or paranoid. Not everything is a shot at someone.
If you mean do I miss being in the military during an era of force shaping and an annual pay raise gap of 4% vs the private sector? Not a bit. Being a federal employee (the military is) helped shape a lot of my political leanings on the 4th branch of government.
I did VIP security twice during my service. Once for POTUS 44 and one for the SoS that lost a presidential bid in 2016. Both situations left a bad taste in my mouth. POTUS didn't even get off of AF1 and say hi to the people that lost an off day. But I got a coin from our one star for calling the KC135 a bus. He was a career fighter pilot but could only maintain wings with what was available.
SoS decided to go rogue from the building we had secured and got caught in the typical rain storm that drops .25" of rain in 3 minutes. SoS proceeded to be rude to security elements that had to leave the predetermined secure building to "rescue" her from the rain. Many, "I'm melting" jokes were made when the plane departed.