Gone, but not retired

November 3, 2011

Jobless veterans say military experience is not valued

Rick Combs, a 27-year old who retired as a Sergeant in the Army, says he was given management training in the military as part of becoming a Sergeant. So far, that training has not translated into a comparable private-sector job.

Your writer doesn’t seem to have any knowledge of the military.

No one who is 27 years old can retire from the Army. One must serve a full 20 years to qualify for “retirement.” I doubt Combs joined at 7 years of age.

Wayne S. USAF (ret.)

We corrected it to make clear he was not retired. I’m not exactly sure why sergeant was upper cased, either: GBU Editor

A drill sergeant scolds one of his recruits inside the soldiers barracks during basic training at the Fort Sill Army Post in Fort Sill, Oklahoma November 5, 2009. REUTERS/Jessica RinaldiĀ 


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