I was out at Pendleton for some training in the late 80's...LOL Im an old marine!
I grew up around Norfolk NE, in a town north of there called Pierce. But left in 1983 and have only been back to see my mom who still lives there. Small towns never change much. Glad I left there. But Sioux Falls is big enough and yet small enough!
I was in from 1979 to 1986 as an 0311/0331 with Kilo 3/3 than Fox 2/1, got out as a Sgt. Started as a Deputy Sheriff, San Digo County S.O. 1987-1988. Currently a Police Officer with Oceanside PD since 1988.
I still call the Capt. Skipper, even though he was in the Army.
I was in from 1997 to 2005. I was a 1341 with my last duty station at I&I Staff Phoenix, AZ Heavy Equipment Chief. I have a cousin that talked me into law enforcement when it was time to get my walking papers. I came back to Texas and worked in the jails and prison system for about 4 years, then came out to the streets.
The transition from Marine life to civie was little shocking at first. Thanks to good ole Marine Corps training, I have adapted and love the job. I still call senoirs by rank, that's never going to change!!