In the end, soldiers are employees – yet so much more. The soldier business is a calling. It is perhaps the one profession in the world that calls on its members to conduct themselves with a sense of altruism every day.  . . . Who knew cleaning the latrine could be so altruistic? Even non-profits,

The Texas Military Department has activated at least 6500 members of the Texas National Guard, and perhaps as many as 10,000. Remarkably, they called some soldiers to active duty with only two or three days notice. In numerous news reports, Guardsmen have reported they are vastly under-employed. One Guardsman was quoted as saying all he

When I was called to active duty in 2003, we had exactly 5 days notice. But, our leadership had dropped heavy hints two months prior. And, that activation was classified. It was “super secret.” Still, we had those precious two months to change our lives.

Many soldiers in Operation Lone Star just had two