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Old 18-06-2016, 13:24   #106
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Re: Am I spoiled or truly burned out?

Join the Pentagon Sailing club. That will keep you in boats and sailing while there. Very nice folks, most ex military types.

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Old 18-06-2016, 14:20   #107
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Good for you! "Expect the best then be prepared to recieve it"
Bet it feels really good to know you are at the top of your heap!
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Old 18-06-2016, 15:13   #108
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A lot of D.C. folks actually live on their boats. So you can do both. Many marinas, anchoring spots, and clubs. Gets kind of muggy in the summer, but otherwise nice region to sail around in. Not sure what rank you had, but always best to keep your club membership up to date whether a CPO or an Officers club membership.
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Old 18-06-2016, 15:25   #109
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Army Sailor,
Congratulations. Funny how opportunities come. I work for HAL, (space odyssey) and my bosses bosses boss reports to a former special ops. With your background and business degree, you can take off whenever you want and come back to the workforce at will.
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Old 18-06-2016, 15:40   #110
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As for investing, the best investments I ever made involved leasing "small airplanes" to a local flying club and buying a Manhattan condo after 911. The stock and bond markets are for sheeple. Sadly I am stuck in those due to failing to set up a self directed IRA.
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Old 18-06-2016, 15:49   #111
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For one year I will be working in the belly of the beast...Washington, D.C.
Congrats! (maybe?)

My first duty assignment was in Hawaii ("the tunnel") and didn't like it at all so moved on to another unit at Bragg that I enjoyed. Now, I've been in 18yrs and have been at Ft. Belvoir, just south of DC for the past year. I came here from Ft. Campbell and brought my boat with me. I had my boat in Kentucky Lake for a short time and that was good sailing. Now, it sits in Maryland as I work on a refit. There's plenty of boats on the Chesapeake to get you on the water.

Good luck to you on your next assignment.
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Old 24-06-2016, 13:00   #112
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I wonder if there are not other ways to stay engaged in the military. As a physician I have reimagined myself with additional training from one role to the next, each time getting into new environments that refresh. As an officer, could you get a masters in something interesting to allow a change in your field and perhaps allow you to make it out to the full retirement age. You seem young to retire from life. Burnout stinks, but a major change within your branch may still be possible. Best wishes and THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.!
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I wonder if there are not other ways to stay engaged in the military. As a physician I have reimagined myself with additional training from one role to the next, each time getting into new environments that refresh. As an officer, could you get a masters in something interesting to allow a change in your field and perhaps allow you to make it out to the full retirement age. You seem young to retire from life. Burnout stinks, but a major change within your branch may still be possible. Best wishes and THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.!
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Congratulations.

And remember, this isn't all good luck: you EARNED it.
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In case you just skimmed Stu's comment, let me reiterate:

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Congratulations!


And remember, this isn't all good luck: you EARNED it.[/QUOTE]

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I thank you all, again. Gracias

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