Senior NCOs are leaving the U.S. military

Fellowship of the Minds

Ann Barnhardt, a Joan of Arc of our times, received this disturbing letter from an NCO in the U.S. Army on why he, and other senior NCOs like him, are leaving the military, foresaking the years they’ve put in toward retirement-with-pension.

Note: NCOs are non-commissioned officers who obtained their positions of authority by promotion through the enlisted ranks.

Below is the letter in its entirety. The bold colored emphasis is mine.

my work here is done

A Chilling Letter From an NCO Calling It Quits

Ann,

I leave the Army for good in September of this year.  My chain of command has been shell shocked that I am going through with it.  Two years ago when I first came to grips with what was happening and resolved to no longer be a part of it, there was derision and even an officer telling me that voicing my opinions about the state of the US economy…

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