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In 06 the USCG kicked Bergdahl's sorry ass out just 26 days into boot camp for being a whacko. Not sure why the Army didn't pick up on it.

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Well with all those wars, standards were lowered...thank you whoever thought that was a good idea.
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In 06 the USCG kicked Bergdahl's sorry ass out just 26 days into boot camp for being a whacko. Not sure why the Army didn't pick up on it.

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It's hard to walk away when you're on a boat.
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During my tenure in the guard "Semper Paratus" was changed to "Simply Forgot us" Reminiscing about that time in I sorta miss the green meat and brown lettuce.

I understand that the motto has been changed back in order to attract a better class of recruits. I wish them the best..
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It's hard to walk away when you're on a boat.
That checks out...
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26 days and POOF?

Why the hell did the ARMY take him? Sure doesn't speak well for THEM?

Here's the explanation of the type of discharge he got ...


An
Uncharacterized Discharge may result under the following

circumstances and/or conditions:


Fewer than 180 days of active service and demonstrated poor

proficiency, conduct, aptitude or unsuitability for further
service, exhibited minor pre-existing medical issues not of a
disabling nature which do not meet the medical/physical
procurement standards.


An uncharacterized discharge is used for most recruit

separations, except for disability, prior service members
entering recruit training, or in cases when another type of


discharge may be appropriate.

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Not trying to bash the Army, but they did (do?) Take about anyone. Including felons, tell me how that shit works...
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Originally Posted by cedarholm View Post
It's hard to walk away when you're on a boat.
Or one of their jets, copters, etc.
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Just based on pure observation, the WHOLE family looks whacked just from their pics and the interviews with the "father". The family tree is a wreath........
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Originally Posted by Shag View Post
Do not salute me. My parents were married.
Have to remember that one.

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Not trying to bash the Army, but they did (do?) Take about anyone. Including felons, tell me how that shit works...
I doubt they take felons anymore that was a WWII movie and Vietnam thing. I think. Lots of judges sentenced bad guys to the Marines or Army during Nam though...most didn't make it - at least not in the bush

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Well with all those wars, standards were lowered...thank you whoever thought that was a good idea.
as a former draftee and one familiar with the totally corrupt draft system, I thought personally the all volunteer was a good idea - Look this is sad and possibly worse than a defacto draft of poor people - I mean if they really did lower standards - and I suspect intentionally or not they did - recruiters and others may have been under pressure to sorta look the other way...

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I believe the USCG is the smallest branch of the military and they have a lot of people looking to join so they have the chance to pick and choose who they want. With the war going on the army would have taken just about anyone willing to sign up.
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Well the commander in chief IS a bit of a "Lower Standard"



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Originally Posted by jdgixxerjay5 View Post
I believe the USCG is the smallest branch of the military and they have a lot of people looking to join so they have the chance to pick and choose who they want. With the war going on the army would have taken just about anyone willing to sign up.
This! However you would be amazed who I was with in boot camp. We did have a few get discharged. After hitting the fleet it happens a lot more I hear.
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There was a lowering of standards during the peak of war time. The army recruited these guys sent them on multiple deployment tours over the years, disrupted their lives, and burned out quite a few. These guys were planning on the military 20 year retirement. This was their career. The wars ran down, they had 10-12 years of their lives invested, the military didn't need them anymore, here's your discharge-thanks for your service
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26 days and POOF?

Why the hell did the ARMY take him? Sure doesn't speak well for THEM?
Or cooperation / information sharing among the different branches of the military.
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[QUOTE=Tommysmicroskiff;6804602]Well the commander in chief IS a bit of a "Lower Standard"

I just read a book about him called "The Amateur" funny at first, then just sad
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