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jollyjacktar said:As for resigning, he had "re-upped" and his bonus was $50K, which he fervently hope would come in while he was there as it would be tax free. I told him l had signed IPS just before leaving Canada. I explained it would take me to age 55, his eyes goggled and he asked what kind of bonus l received for that kind of commitment. I laughed and said l got to keep my job. He thought l was insane. ;D
Does the US still have the up or out system for officer promotions? Their Army Air was so messed up from that system they used the Warrant Officer position to fix it. I'm sure the bonus issue has something to do with that. And the fact that they were at constant war since 2001; many of the people I worked with having 5+ years of COMBAT experience. Which from a Canadian perspective is insane during a non-mobilized situation.