Retiring in a Rona World

DD214 Blanket

Greetings from Fort Livingroom. I am now 35 days into my terminal leave (well 20 days PTDY and 15 days leave). I have decided to forego the “Freedom Beard” for right now (my wife threatened me with divorce) but my hair is rapidly approaching hippy level.

Time To Sign Off

SGT Ward Deployed

Yesterday I did something that has been nearly 21 years in the making; I finished my last working day in the Army. While I still have 2 weeks of out processing to complete, my time has come to an end. I will be the first to admit that this is a day I never thought I would see.

Transition Salary

Money

I am now 120 days away from starting my permissive TDY as I leave the Army after nearly 21 years. Part of that process is figuring out how much money I need to make.

Cyber Warrant Bonus Follow-Up

Bewildered

My last post about the $80K bonus for Cyber Warrants got a lot of comments on Facebook. A lot of them focused on two key things, the kind of odd restrictions built around it (as far as timelines go), and then the fact that 255S were not included in it.

All Good Things Must End

Well boys and girls after a lot of thinking, consideration, and discussion with my family, I’ve decided that it is time to call it a day with my career in the military.

Computer Network Operations Development Program (CNODP) Class of 2023

Computer Code

Yesterday HRC released MILPER message 19-233 which announced applications for the Computer Network Operations Development Program (CNODP) class of 2023.  For those of you not familiar with it, CNODP is the Army’s school for training future cyber tool developers.  CNODP is comprised of the System and Network Interdisciplinary Program (SNIP), the Global Network Exploitation and Vulnerability Analyst (GNEVA) Development Program (GDP), and the Joint Cyber Development Program (JCDP).