Response to Jeff S. email...
I'm writing in response to your email message that was posted
on Airminder's virtual folly website. Your opening line proves
to me the caliber of individuals currently in Air Force
Recruiting service. You know, being a washed up recruiter
myself (what you will probably call me), it doesn't surprise me
that a Flt Sup would open an email to a fellow Air Force member
like you did. I think it went something like "You blanking
idiot". Your probably a lot like my old Flt Sup. He used to
say "If your not good enough to be a recruiter, maybe your not
good enough to be a SSgt in the USAF". Just kind of makes you
feel good all over doesn't it. Feel free to use that one.
Also for not being an arrogant person you certainly made sure
everyone reading your message knew just how great you really
are. All those Silver badges, when you put on Master etc. I
can tell by your writing that you and Recruiting service
probably get along just fine. By the way, how is your personal
life? Married?, Divorced?, Remarried? Spend any time with
the kids lately?
The line of people leaving Air Force recruiting was long before
I jumped in it and it was just as long for the people who left
behind me. Do you think we are all a bunch of Losers? My
hats off to the losers (what you will probably call them) who
washed out of recruiting school. I sure wish I would have;
would have saved me 18 mo's of pure agony. I tell everyone I
can how I was treated as a recruiter and usually encourage them
not to apply unless I know they are the type. There are great
people (those who have integrity) in recruiting that do very
well. My personal opinion is those who lack integrity also do
well . Which one are you? I got off with just a couple of 4
epr's, others were not so lucky. I agree a lot of recruiters
did not do their jobs and paid for it with Ar 15's and lor's.
Many got what was coming to them. However, many who leave
recruiting early are decent human beings. I left under
"without cause" but don't tell me I'm a nobody because I
couldn't hack recruiting. By the way, just in case your
wondering, I'm not a whimp. I have spent 12 hr days on the
line and have been on extensive tdy's away from my family.
I'd rather spend 12 hrs on the line than 12 minutes in AF
Recruiting. Leaving was the best thing I ever did. I could
go on for hours about recruiting but I'm sure you probably
don't even have the time to read this far. If your email is
a reflection of your Recruiting ability and leadership then
I'm glad you were not my flt sup. I know the MSgt you were
totally biased to before getting all the facts, and he is a
On a final note, I want you to know that I love the USAF and
what it stands for. I wish you continued success in the high
pressure world of recruiting. I just think you need some
lessons on "How to be a professional member of this USAF".
Knowing that you will most undoubtedly respond to my letter,
I hope you can refrain from using unprofessional language.
I want you to know that this letter is sincere and my
intentions are by no means sent in a manner of insubordination
to you, being a ranking member.
A SSgt, USAF
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