Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We had a wonderful dinner with my inlaws that included things like:
My wife: Admiral Mullen reminds me of Dad.
Mother in Law: Your father is nothing like him!
Father in Law: He's a nerd.
Me: :::Falling over laughing::::
Pot, this is the kettle. You're black.
Oh my father in law is definitely a nerd. And his daughter didn't fall far from that tree!
Anyway, while I was away, a reader asked me a question. She is likely to get "the call" soon and wanted to know what I wish I had known when I was "called up/accepted/packing out/moving to DC."
I had an unfair advantage: my wife.
So I knew I would likely be sent to Jerusalem. I knew I would likely be in DC for nearly a year getting language. So I knew I should bring to DC all the stuff I'd need to live for a year. And that I could rent an unfurnished apartment and rent furniture.
When filling out forms, I had her send me hers for me to copy.
You get the idea.
Plus I am old...my momory is fading...it seems like a really long time ago!!
So especially you newer officers...what do you wish you had known? You will be helping a lot of your future colleagues by sharing.