So the Staff Sergeant selection boards came and went. Drew was in the below zone for E6 ... and he was passed over this time. He's a darn good Marine, and is less than 6 months away from completing his B-Billet as a recruiter, so I really believe he'll be chosen at the next SSgt Board.
A MARADMIN came out over the summer that said all Marines have either a) 10 years or b) 2 SSgt Selection Boards to be promoted to E-6 ... or they will be discharged from the Marines. Part of the thinning out process.
2011 marked his 9th year in the USMC. 2012 makes it year #10. 2012 will also make it his second SSgt Selection Board.
My little secret?
It wouldn't break my heart if he was no longer in the Marine Corps.
I enjoy having him for supper.
I enjoy knowing there isn't a deployment in our midst.
Mostly, I enjoy this semi-normal life we've been living.
It's incredibly selfish, I know.
Do you have any dark, dirty little Military Wife secrets?