1st Cav - Enough Singing, It's Sniper Killin' Time
Godspeed General Wayne Downing

Activate the "Geezer's Brigade"

LongTabSigO sends the latest Armed Forces Journal entry by retired LTC Ralph Peters.  I'll bet that he thoroughly enjoyed writing this one:

...Offer these officers and senior noncommissioned officers a chance to wear the uniform again. That's the crucial bargaining chip. I cannot adequately stress my conviction that many who wouldn't dream of doing defense-related work for a private corporation would welcome a chance to resume the dignity of uniformed service — at a fraction of the salary offered by "the suits."...

The piece is not all tongue-n-cheek at the geezers (although the last line is priceless) and has some very good points to be made.  Check it out.