This struck a definite chord. A 'million' years ago back in '79, I decided that I needed to do something with my life and focused upon joining the Armed Services.
I already has a pilot's license and loved aviation, but I decided that I wanted to fly helicopters. The best to go for turbine helicopter training and experience was the Army.
So I went to an Armed Forces recruiting center and went to the Army recruiter, telling him that I wanted to go into Warrant Officer helicopter training. He subtly kept evading this interest repeatedly, apparently trying to vector me into another area.
After a while, I had enough of it, thanked him for his time, walked across the hall and joined the Air Force.
But IF I had gotten what I asked for so many years ago, I would likely be in Iraq right now--or dead.
The headline--struck a chord.