was told I was deploying in a few months so I
decided it would be best to continue the
process after deployment.
Well, about a month left and I go home so l've
started to look back into the process, where I
want to apply, etc.
I have my undergraduate degree (Bachelor of
Arts) and military experience, as well as
volunteer work here and there throughout my
In my Infantry company there are quite a bit of
law enforcement officers, as well as first
responders in general. This deployment has
allowed me to work with many of them so that
I'm in a better position to add them as work/
character references during the application
One of my team leaders, a sergeant, is an
LEO (law enforcement officer) for the county
right below the one I live in currently.
Our XO (1LT) is a deputy for a county more up
north that offered to right me a letter of
recommendation if I decided to apply.
Other friends of mine I've meet are LEOs in
Everyone of these men would 100% write me a
letter of recommendation.
I need to find a way to balance all of my goals and wishes.
I was going to when I retired. I spoke with the country sheriff's department. Their training officer did a background check and looked at my resume and decided they'd sponsor me in the next class. But I have degenerative joint disease in my neck and realized that I can't even look over my shoulder anymore. I have to turn my whole upper body. If I ever got into a physical altercation my neck could be a great cause of concern.
So I told them I couldn't commit because I'd be a detriment to the force.
So I did something else.
400+ jumps will mess with your neck.