While on active duty had some what I would call very exciting and important assignments. My first assignment was that of an Excutive officer in a in a battery of a one unit station station training unit. Its a 13 week course instead of the basic of only 8 weeks.
Then I left that assignment and began my work that basically set the tone for the rest of my life's work ( teaching ), I was assigned to become an instructor in the artillery school. I absolutely loved it! I excelled at it! In my instructor training class, I graduated top of the the class with the score somewhere if I remember around 99 percent. They only gave certifications back then and secondary MOS Identifiers, now i understand they even have a badge showing your rating. Thats great for our your troops. I spent the bulk of my career Active / IMA / RESERVES / IRR teaching and training and loved every minute of it . I tried one day to count how many I was responsible for for there training, l lost track in the thousands. I like to think I had some effect on our demise and prepardness against our major adversaries, RUSSIA, etc and Communism at large.