I feel bad about it all, but it is interesting to know that other people have hit the same issues as myself. I'm a SSgt in a 72 MOS - yes I'm an airwinger - but am trying to see the Marine Corps in a larger light. There are enough people that want to stay in my MOS, so they can let a few of us go - but it doesn't matter to me, each person is just a hurdle. I'll drop my package and ask if my monitor want to support me, if he doesn't, I'll burn more bridges to get there - I'm not past a mast or a congregate. The only person that's going to look out for me is me - it's interesting that as you move up in the ranks that's what happens; but it's my job, no matter what, to look after my other Marines. I love the Marine Corps and I have a lot to offer, but if the Commandant doesn't want to work with me, then it's there loss and I'll just hit up a federal job and slap them into shape.
When I get to A&S, then MARSOC here I come - well, at least I would've had the opportunity regardless of the outcome!
I guess I should step off the horse now.