Originally Posted by CJStudent
It's not as uncommon as you think. A lot of people like to BS it, though.
I have a close friend that I went through Basic with who wound up retiring from the Green Berets as a Sergeant Major after 22 years of service. He was joking with me a couple of years ago in Florida that if he counted up all of the d-bags he had met around Naples since retirement who claimed to be former Spec Ops, it would likely add up to more than the number he actually served with during his years in the Army!
My friend, BTW, is now enjoying his second career...as a home security system consultant for wealthy Florida retirees and executives and is making BANK doing it!