You’re in the Army Now

So….what is it like when your husbands on an IA?

I don’t mean the “lip service” talk, I mean what’s it really like.

I’ve tried to get my hubby to write about his “experience” over there…..but he is more interested in other things and some of his comments are just too good / or bad not to share.

I should start by saying that I am sure there are wonderful Army units out there…..but the one BigK is attached to is really not fond of Sailors and tend to treat his group as just plain worker bees (more on that later).

DH: I have some concerns with some of my Sailors not doing the jobs they came here to do?

SGM (Sergeant Major): Get used to it. You’re not in the Navy anymore, you’re in the Army now.




(rubbing my forehead)


4 Responses to “You’re in the Army Now”

  1. 1 Lindsay 23 January, 2008 at 9:24 am

    My boyfried is in the Air Force and was imbeded with an Army EOD team in Iraq for a year. He really liked his EOD team but felt frusterated because it seemed that the Army treated their soldiers like unruly teenagers instead of grown men. Granted, a few of them deserved it, but the general population did their job well and he felt deserved a little more respect from superior officers.

  2. 2 Ann M. 23 January, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    We’re hearing about that stuff, too, from guys that my husband knows who have been on IAs. It is a totally different way of doing things and I’m not always sure if the Army is happy that the Navy is there in the way that we think they would be (if that makes sense. I’m trying to say it as politely as possible).

  3. 3 Wendy 23 January, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    Lindsay – I think some (not all) perceive the Sailors going over at the “bottom of the barrel” vs. the creme of the crop. I really hate hearing stories like this, since this guys work so hard (well most of the do). 🙂

    Ann- you might be on to something there….I’m just saying…

  4. 4 wifeunit 24 January, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    My husband is an IA too right now. He likes the team he is attached to. But all the COPs they end up at treat them all differently, some much better than others. And the refit camp contact person for their nomadic team is ridiculous. He sums it up that they are basically treated as red headed step children.

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