Just talked with the bagger at my grocery store a few days ago. He's all excited that he just signed a contract with the Marine Corps Reserves. His lifelong ambition is to do helocopter maintenance and he believes military training will help him accomplish that goal. He says he already "volunteers" at the local small civilian airfield a couple days a week (though he didn't say what he was doing there). Here's the kicker! The recruiter said that there were "no slots" for the job he wanted, so he was "temporarily" put into a different slot (ammo handler). He thinks some slots will "open up" in a year and he'll be allowed to transfer out of the (critical shortage) ammo hander slot and into the (overstrength) helocopter repair slot. I didn't have the heart to point out how unlikely that seemed, nor the fact that he'd still have to get civilian accreditation to work on helocopters even if the military trained him for it... I felt bad for the guy.