Insider Quote: No truer words said …

This one from our blog friends, Digger:  I had a rough first tour, and I went through a period where I was serious about quitting the service. But I ultimately learned that what I was told in A-100, that the Department is your family and will look out for you, was wrong. The Department is a bureaucracy that will meet its own needs, often at your expense. But the people you work with, the ones who show what corridor reputation is all about, they will become your family and they will help you serve your country through good times and bad. I am convinced that there have been times that they are the reason I have stayed, and I am very glad I did.”

(excerpted from comments online)