Officer or Warrant Officer Post Military Retirement Employment

Let me lead with a little insight into my current situation. I am an Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 that is retiring from the Army after 20 years of active duty service. I have attended the Transition Assistance briefings and classes provided by my local installation. But, these classes are very basic and for everyone. The VA briefings do distinguish the differences in benefits between those that ETS and those that retire but that is the extent of any differentiated training between two types of Soldiers exiting the Army. The information about when I, as a commissioned officer, could start employment was very much discovery learning.

Tough Lessons

Army Runners

I want to take a little time today to talk about a few good lessons I’ve learned over the last few months.  Over the years, I’ve written a lot about various technical lessons and skills that I learned but recently I learned a few lessons about managing your career, and what life after the Army is like.  So I haven’t put this out to many people but not to long ago, I was in the process of being chaptered out of the Army.

Spilling the Beans

I am in Augusta for the next few weeks for the ARCYBER Work Role Working Group (WRWG) and some training.  While I was waiting for my plane yesterday, I came across a story in my news feed talking about how publicly available GPS data may have exposed the location of classified US bases overseas

FY 18 Warrant Officer Promotion Board

Warrant 99th Birthday

Well just over a month after they finally released the results of the FY17 promotion board, it’s time to get ready for this years board.  MILPER message 18-021 was released on the 18th

Net Neutrality

Earlier this week, the FCC, “lead” by Ajit Pai voted to repeal its policy of Net Neutrality.  The policy was put into place in Feb 2015 after the FCC (at the time under the Obama administration) made the decision to classify ISPs as a public utility under Title II of the Telecommunications Act.  For a lot of people (myself included for a while), this doesn’t make a lot of sense what any of this means so let me try to take a few minutes to explain (at least my understanding of it).

2017 Warrant Officer Promotion List (Finally)

Warrant Officer Banner

First, let me say congrats the the 675 CW2(P), 375 CW3(P), and 70 CW4(P) that were announced today after a very long long long wait for the release of the list.  As someone who was looked at this year, I can say personally that the wait has sucked although I have absolutely enjoyed all of the memes showing up on Facebook (we have got some very creative warrants out there with apparently to much free time on their hands). 

November Warrant Officer Selection Results

Warrant 99th Birthday

So I know it’s a few days late (what can I say, I was getting ready for a turkey comma) but I wanted to take a minute to congratulate the Army’s newest cyber warrant officers (ya I’m still signal but I play cyber during the day).  So with that being said congrats to: