HPSP: Mission Complete

Posted: June 19, 2013 in Uncategorized
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As of tomorrow morning I no longer owe any time to the US Army. All contracts complete, all obligations fulfilled.

A few months ago I made the decision to leave the Army. It was a tough decision to make, but in the end I have no doubt that I made the right decision. I don’t think the grass is greener on the other side…it’s just time for something different.

This hasn’t been the easiest journey… and I still am not sure if it was worth it. Three moves in five years and a year deployed… I’m not bitter, but I once I’m a civilian again I hope to spend some time reflecting and writing more about  my experience.

It’s going to be a few more months until my separation paperwork is completed and I’m actually a civilian again. I think that is when this blog is going to get really good again…

  1. Dumatella Carolinensis says:

    Let’s do this.

  2. John King says:

    Thank you for your service. You will hear that remark a lot, sometimes well intended but without knowing just how much “service” was really your life. Some have been there and their sincerity runs deep. You’ve paid your dues and have reason for pride.

    • armydentist says:

      Okay, this has been the most peculiar day. I went to work this morning and checked my email first thing as usual. At 0730 I had an email from Human Resources Command saying my Resignation had been approved. At 0800 I received an email informing me that I had been selected for promotion to Major. Both emails had been unexpected. Both emails were polar opposites of each other.

      So this evening I celebrated both announcements…not exactly sure of what either meant or which was more significant. And to top the whole cake off, I completed my military obligation this morning as well. How bizarre…

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