Re: Rank & File (Was: [gundam] More help for the contest)

Chris Beilby (
Sun, 07 Feb 1999 17:56:12 -0800

Bear in mind that I enlisted in December 1992 and went active duty in

> February 1993. The writing was already on the wall for the Vietnam
> conflict (it wasn't officially a "war" then and wouldn't be for another
> decade) and the Air Force, at least, was winding down, hence the
> cancellation of the commissioning programs.
> Bootstrap and AECP were reimplemented again in the late 70s, by which time
> I was no longer eligible, even though I'd maxed out on the Airman
> Qualification Exam (AQE) and had a rated IQ of 143 (Wechsler-Bellevue). I
> was on my second enlistment and had just cross-trained into another career
> field, so I was ineligible for promotion or commission.
> Ain't bureaucracy grand?
> Sort of puts you in mind of the Federation, though....
> -Z-

  You sure of those dates? *grin*

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