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Gone, but not retired
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 Rinaldi