Money and Waves

Beach Vacation

After 7 months of rarely leaving the house my family headed to the Outer Banks. As much as I would love to continue to rub that in, that’s not why I am writing today. I figured I would pass along a few more lessons learned with this whole retirement thing.

Birth of the Internet

This week marked an anniversary that most may not have observed. On Oct 1, 1969, a small team of engineers installed IMP #2 at the Stanford Research Center and the Internet was born.

A little Update

A short update. I have officially been out of the Army for 16 days now and a lot has happened. I started my terminal leave back in mid-May, at the height of the Covid crisis. To say it wasn’t how I had planned to have my transition would be the understatement of the world.

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.