February 15, 2008

And a Big US Army Middle Finger to all the Captains

You reading this?

You a US Army captain?

You wonder what your worth to the Army?

Well, less than a private...

How's $30,000 of indentured servitude feel now?

(Or, perhaps you opted for some non-guaranteed grad school between your 8th and 11th year of service for which you could pay back an additional service obligation of 3 years per year AFTER you complete school--or maybe you went after that branch transfer that you could have got without an additional service obligation.)

Update: Slate readers, check out more on the topic here, here and here.