Okay the formality stops at the title, My name is Ryan and I found this website from a friend's blog posting. I am 25 and I work for the United States Marine Corps. I am a 2nd Lt who is almost done…Continue
"Coming from a family of soldiers I'd notice my Dad [a WWII ] vet would always position himself in public spaces were he would just sit / stand and WATCH people. My older brothers [Vietnam] as well as my younger brother-twins [Desert Storm]…"
"Yeah, that's a really good description.
Honestly, it might be best for him if he fails out. I know a person that sounds exactly like this guy (same background, same issues in life, graduated law school only to fail the Bar 4 times, but is…"
"I understand your point, I have mentioned that I am not an expert, and I am basing my reasons on my experiences. Especially since I have to run for a job, it's the results I have seen first hand. But again you do have a point."
"I believe the focus should be on losing the fat first...however you have a good point. What I was trying to say was not to be so focused on keeping the muscle mass. Since his goal is to get rid of weight. Now that I think about it. He can do both at…"
"What is your goal. What is the weight you want to reach?
From what you wrote you seem to be on the right track. I say you keep doing what you're doing.
But here are my suggestions for improvement, take it with a grain of salt because I am not…"
"Hmm, I feel like I could write a short essay on why he doesn't have good SA. There are some many factors to take into consideration. I have been thinking about this a lot. The reason for this is because I am in Basic Officer training and you…"
"From what my experience with weight lost is that you need a combined effort in managing your weight, and then not getting complacent with a routine. You have to switch things up a bit. You want a good all around effort in this weight issue you…"
"Out of curiosity, what seems to be the reason that this particular Marine isn't maintaining SA? The reason I ask is that there could be a million causes (too intelligent, not intelligent enough, death in the family, doesn't take training…"
Hi there Ryan. Welcome to AoM. Also, I'd like to give you a friendly invite to check out my group, The Great Debate. Just click on "Groups." It's the one with the colorful galaxy picture. It's also one of the most active groups on AoM. In any case, great to have you aboard.
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