31 October 2006
John Kerry has walked into a political minefield by associating uneducated, uninformed folks with members of the US Military.
Pretty sad. I don't know about Major John's academic credentials, but I've got a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA, along with graduate work in environmental engineering, two professional engineering licenses and a Six Sigma Black Belt.
Guess I'm too dumb to know any better. What I have found of interest in recent DoD surveys is that there is a higher percentage of individuals with graduate degrees among the US Army's NCO corps than any single enlisted segment. Additionally, US Navy requirements for the advancement to E7 will now require a bachelor's degree and all officers must have some language proficiency.
Now if I was only smart enough to figure out what John meant by his comments...
UPDATE - The prevailing opinion is that Kerry let his own context and sarcasm get the best of him. Perhaps this is even more damning as it reveals to me his own contempt for the military. I suspect he is still holding on to old ideas from his time in service during Vietnam and shortly afterwards.
By the way, acknolwedgement to Major John over at Miserable Donuts - his JD trumps my MBA!
Dang Army guys...
At least we still have the best chow.