Work is going well…

I won't bore everyone with the insane nonsense coming from the Democratic Party; you can catch them on Fox News. I had a personal "stressor" this week; apparently, my home unit (2175th MP) had no paperwork regarding my transfer to JFHQ, but rather than letting me know, they were just going to let me get charged with missing movement (unusual for the National Guard, but part of the new CO's policy letter). I only found out that I had no reason to clean out my locker this week AFTER I made the 105 minute trip to Hannibal to do so. I was pissed. Anyway, that's all been straightened out, and I am officially drilling in Jefferson City this weekend. Even better, after drill on Monday I'm making my final run of looking at houses! When I first arrived at the JOC I sat down and made a proposal for a major revision of the COP, which is the primary product of our office. MAJ Hiland, my fist line supervisor, finally had the opportunity to brief LTCOL Davis about my suggestions (I made a great visual aid, too). I am told that the colonel not only signed off on it, he EMPHATICALLY liked it. I've just finished making the revisions, which should result in much shorter and clearer presentations. Finally, and I could be misreading this, but I believe that there is an E-6 position available at JFHQ, so the plan apparently is to promote me as soon as the new promotion slots come out so that I can be permanently transferred here. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Jason C. Diederich

Published by Little-Known Blogger

I spent the first years of my life in a trailer park outside of a tiny town in rural Missouri. I grew up to be a long-haired, gun-hating, military-hating, Presbyterian super-liberal. Well, perhaps the “growing up” happened later. While in high school, I was on the cross-country and wrestling teams, and actually won my weight-class in a State powerlifting competition. I went on to attend college on a Bright Flight scholarship, where I promptly became an atheist. I trained for a few years in Shotokan karate and Cheng-system taijiquan before training in my first real martial art, Hwarang-Do, under the late Franklin Fowlkes (later the Founder and Grandmaster of the Five Elements Martial Arts System). I married an older Taiwanese woman my junior year, got divorced in short order, and dropped out of college. After completing my AA in Psychology, I decided I needed a complete change of scenery and joined the U.S. Marine Corps (having early been assured that there was no way that a skinny liberal like me would ever survive Boot Camp). Contrary to what the Hipster Zombies will tell you, this did not “brainwash me into being a Conservative”. Instead, it made me a very unhappy, short-haired liberal, surrounded by guns and the military. However, I spent my whole contract (after schools) on the island of Okinawa, where I was exposed to points of view not dominated by the American liberal media. During this time, I taught ESL classes as a side-job, trained under some of the highest-ranking masters of karate on Okinawa, and discovered the practice of Buddhism. I also spent some time in Korea, where I got to train in hapkido. It was during this period that I came gradually to realize how stupid and evil American liberalism actually is. This was partly due to my Military Police command sending me to Small Arms Instructor school, which gave me more exposure to guns than I could ever have imagined—thus negating my idiotic liberal distaste for them. After the active-duty portion of my Marine Corps contract was over, I worked several jobs, from security contracts to operating a forklift in a warehouse. In 2002, however, when the invasion of Iraq was getting under way, I signed up with the Missouri Army National Guard, and have remained with them since, continuing as a Military Policeman. I am also full-time corrections officer, a member of the Anglican Church, and at one time was an Instructor Candidate in Dekiti-Tirsia Serradas Kali (until my instructor moved away). My hobbies (beyond blogging) include strength training, shooting sports, martial arts, creating digital art, and being a huge science and science-fiction geek.

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