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ASP Closed for Business
Instead of just a screen, we want people to have access to the archives, so we’re just posting the main screen as a separate post. That way you can also leave your comments.
Blogging is no longer worth the trouble. Everything is fine as long as the stories are happy and positive. The military wants happy stories, not honest stories. Everything must be 100% in concert with the Army spin. If it’s not, you’re considered an “embarrassment” to the Army, the installation, and/or the NCO Corps. Integrity is no longer an accepted method of leadership. If I can’t be honest and open, I won’t write at all. I refuse to allow my private blog’s message to be dictated with threats and intimidation. It’s been a fun six years!
I’ve been pretty absent from writing here at ASP for quite some time. I really appreciate CJ for being a great “boss” for the last few years, and have found an extended family in CJ, Emily, and their wonderful children that I couldn’t imagine not knowing. While I wish the last year was easier for us here at ASP, I’m grateful for the opportunity to meet some amazing people and form friendships that will last for a very long time. Thanks to everyone for the great ride!
Update from Marcus: Thank you to everyone for your comments supporting CJ. I spoke with him this afternoon and I’m going to give one last post for the site. I’ve also made this a “sticky” post so it will sit atop anything else that is written here on the blog. Look for it soon(ish).
Once again, thank you all for your support.