11 March 2008
Back In The Saddle Again
My apologies for the month-long absence, but things have been unusually hectic in the real world, so the cyber-world has gone lacking.
The title of this entry and the picture above tend to give away the topic more than usual. It seems that after the '04-'05 Iraq deployment (and my forced retirement) the main unit of the Montana Guard reorganized from Infantry to Armored Cavalry. Luckily for me, in the course of my career I began as a tanker in a Cav Regiment, became a Cav officer after OCS, and retired as a Mech Infantry grunt, so when the recruiter informed me that he'd found a break in the wire big enough for me to crawl through and asked what I'd like to be slotted as, I told him to just scan my DD214 and tuck me in wherever they figured they could use me the best. He couldn't get me back to full-time Active Duty, but the Guard is the next best option.
The local unit is M1A1 tanks, so it looks like I might be a "Jedi Tanker" again. I first trained on the old M60 series tanks, so that also makes me a "Dino-Rider" since I knew those dinosaurs before I learned how to operate the Star Wars tank....
That's right, boys and girls...OldSarge done reenlisted.