Monday, April 13, Task & Purpose published what would become one of our most widely read articles in our one-year history: 4 Reasons I Am Resigning My Commission As A Naval Officer. The piece was everything that we launched Task & Purpose to achieve. It was eloquent, blunt, empowering, and forward looking. It spoke to retention issues facing the Navy and the other branches. It spoke to a cultural clash between traditional military hierarchy and millennial culture.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.