My opinion is not based upon a one comment but upon the change I have seen over the years. I served for twenty years. I know the game.
You have described your position from near perfect knowledge of the rules of engagement. You have never given anyone reason to believe you have anything other than passing familiarity with them. And yet you claim perfect (okay, near) knowledge.
I have given my opinion. Just between you and me, as I am certain no one else is reading this, you have not convinced me.
On to the next thing.