Way back when I was still in the military, I was once home on leave and attempted to buy beer. At that time, if you were in the military and stationed outside of Florida, your driver’s license was renewed by mail. Instead of a picture, the license read “Valid without photo.” I presented that license, together with my Military ID, to the clerk. He looked at them, declared them to be fake, and refused to sell me anything. He also called the cops. The arriving cop had never seen such a thing, put me in cuffs and called his sergeant. When the sergeant arrived, I was let go with an apology. I accepted it and went on with my life.
To bad this woman couldn’t. This wasn’t racism and it didn’t happen because she is black. It happened because she was an E6 at only 22 years old. Admittedly, I was in the service a long time ago, but the fastest I saw anyone make E6 was six years. That same guy made E7 in just less than nine years.
Apparently this diversity hire managed to join, make E6, graduate college with a 4 year degree, then attend OCS and become an officer, all before the age of 23.
If that isn’t a free ride because she is a minority female, I would be surprised. And yes, that last comment sounds racist because it is. Being a black woman is the only way to earn a 4 year degree, attend 4 months of OCS, and still earn 5 promotions, all in 5 years. The minimum time in service to make E6 in the army is supposed to be 84 months.
Skinnedknuckles · October 17, 2021 at 2:41 pm
I don’t know how things are done in the Army today with officer candidates, but back in the dark ages of the early 70’s, I was a Navy officer candidate after 4 years in college. While I was in OCS, I was legally an Officer Candidate Under Instruction Second Class (E-5). Maybe officer candidates are E-6’s today. Don’t understand why she didn’t use her 2LT ID since she had it (or even why she would still have the E-6 ID after commissioning). She probably didn’t “make E-6” in any sense except as an officer candidate and wasn’t “in the Army” and getting a 4-year degree at the same time. But who knows these days.
Divemedic · October 18, 2021 at 4:47 am
I thought about the fact that there might be some sort of provisional rank for candidates, but the ID plainly says E6 SSG. That would still indicate that the guard would be doubtful of her ID for that reason, and not because she is black.
d · October 17, 2021 at 4:36 pm
“Who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes?”
I didn’t feel like an adult really until I started believing my own experiences (similar to seeing things like you describe) and drawing my own conclusions. That wasn’t until sometime around age 40 or so. Before that, I’d see this kind of thing and assume that I just wasn’t getting it, everyone else told me this wasn’t true so surely it couldn’t be. I saw things like this in the late 80s-early 90s Navy with my own two eyes and it took a few years to sink in that other people saw it too, they just couldn’t bring themselves to say it out loud.
Finally I got woke, heh, although I suppose it’s better to say red-pilled or black-pilled or whatnot.
ChuckInBama · October 17, 2021 at 11:07 pm
It’s certainly not the same Army I served in. Seems the military in general is just another form of welfare now.
TechieDude · October 18, 2021 at 7:59 am
I’m with the security guard.
Those two IDs don’t match. Head size, skin tone, hair line, cheeks, nose – none of those really match. They don’t even look related.
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