Can't Get Enough
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
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Re: O/T: \'Miss\' Isabel\'s lasting legacy
Yeah, I know... lawyer in the field is a rare sight. (But so is finding a lawyer, w/ blackened fingernails, driving a 20+ yr old Jeep w/ NRA life member stickers. And, oh by the way, I also hate lawyers - literally and figuratively. Don't get me started... THAT soapbox is overdue.)
Fortunately, for me (us?), there are a few of us who prefer the operational side of the MOS/profession over being a courtroom weenie or paper pushing bureaucrat. That being said, everything post-MEU has pretty much been a letdown and in the administrator/bureaucrat mode. (Downside of moving up the foodchain.[img]images/graemlins/puke.gif[/img])
Honestly though, you're right on target... too many JAGs prefer being a lawyer first, and put being a Marine second. [img]images/graemlins/AR15firing.gif[/img] (Those are the ones usually sporting double 'pizza boxes' too! [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img]) I'll not defend them or their mindset... but, we do need a few REM*s to 'stay in the rear w/ the gear'! [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] Right?
I've not been a lawyer my entire time in the Corps', but then I've never been a dyed-in-the-green-grunt either. I'd just ask that ya'll be somewhat thankful for folks like me fighting the brass for rules of engagement that are of some real value to you, the trigger pullers. I see THAT, and the defense of YOUR (justified) ACTIONS, as my real value to the operators.
Not trying to be defensive, but not many really understand what our role is (or is not). [img]images/graemlins/deal.gif[/img]