The Citizen Soldier

 The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The Soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country.
–George S. Patton Jr.

Nate Derewecki, an advanced marksmanship instructor with PEO Soldier, instructs a paratrooper on using a thermal imaging scope at night during a four-day, advanced rifle marksmanship course on Jan. 10 at Fort Bragg, N.C. The paratrooper is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team.
Nate Derewecki, an advanced marksmanship instructor with PEO Soldier, instructs a paratrooper on using a thermal imaging scope at night during a four-day, advanced rifle marksmanship course on Jan. 10 at Fort Bragg, N.C. The paratrooper is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team.

Military guys are rarely as smart as they think they are, and they’ve never gotten over the fact that civilians run the military.
–Maureen Dowd