the notion that active duty members get no more training than part timers is absolutely, unequivocally false... either you have been severely misled, or you're lying.... there are no other options
yes, that's why you're called weekend warriors.Yes, militia receive professional training. 6 months worth at the beginning, 2 weeks per year, and a weekend per month.
25 years as active duty Marine says i might know a thing or two about being a professional.That is the single most asinine thing I've ever seen you post. You truly have no knowledge on the topic.
2 weeks a year and 1 weekend a month...and you think you spend more time actually doing he job than full time servicemembers?.. is this a ****ing joke?...does simple math escape you?It's literally a greater number of actual hours performing the job, and to a higher standard. If you're a full-timer, you work Tuesday through Friday, 08:00-16:30, and unless you're a pencil pusher you'll spend about half that time actually doing your job. You'll spend the other half performing "other duties as required" like picking up garbage. Whereas if you have a civilian job, you work sun-up to sun-down 5,6,7 days per week, and all of that time is spent doing your actual job. You also have to perform to a higher standard because your employer has money on the line whereas the government fosters a culture of apathy.
you do the job to a higher standard?...delusional yammerings, nothing more, nothing less.
I'm glad you spend all that time at your "real job"...if that job as nothing to do with your job as a militia member, it's meaningless to your training or martial acumen.... you might be the very best and productive burger flipper on earth, but burger flippin skills don't translate over, unless you're a cook.
I'm not sure where you got the notion of working 8 hours a day for 4 days on active duty, but it's very ..very.. wrong...I've never heard of such a garrison schedule, unless additional liberty is awarded, or in the case of a federal holiday in.... or maybe it's an Army thing
you seem to be missing field training in your bloviating as well... though that doesn't surprise me... accuracy isn't exactly what you are shooting for here.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
So you're using unlike items in addition to claiming that no one in the militia ever receives professional training. Your errors are compounded, but Marines don't train to think in the first place, and you say you were in 25 years, so it behooves me to forgive more of your errors.
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Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy