Fleet Marine Life #137 – Part One: The Dependapotomus Strikes Back | iHateTheUSMC
This is the story of the only decent SNCO I've ever had. Rank never really mattered in our shop, because we respected each other as human beings. We only addressed him as "Staff Sergeant" when there were people who outranked him around; otherwise he was "Boss". He may have been a SSgt, but if we had a project going on, he'd be right there next to us doing whatever we were doing. He was extremely driven and in 12 years as an infantryman, he had managed to get two masters degrees. He wanted to get out, go back home and start up a business, he already had everything financed and ready to go, everything was set. Less than 48 hours after his EAS, his psychotic wife had him arrested. I later learned (By willfully disregarding my Captain and 1stSgt's orders) that apparently she was receiving money from the state of California for her kids (one of whom is disabled) and was also receiving money from the marine corps for the kids, and she decided that, if he left the marine corps, she