When Military Contempt For Civilians Backfires, In One Quote

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Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Corey Arensen maneuvers through a mud pit during the endurance course at the Jungle Warfare Training Center in Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 15, 2018. Arensen is a machine gunner with India Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Corey Arensen maneuvers through a mud pit during the endurance course at the Jungle Warfare Training Center in Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 15, 2018. Arensen is a machine gunner with India Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment

“One veteran I spoke with had interviewed for several jobs in the same industry without success. He attributed this to human resources people being biased against veterans. When I pointed out his negative attitude toward civilians and asked if he thought he had hidden it from the interviewers, he acknowledged they probably had picked up on it. ‘Would you hire someone you felt had a bad attitude toward you?’ I asked. He said he would not, yet he persisted in blaming civilians rather than holding himself accountable for his attitude.”

— Navy Chaplain LCDR Kevin S. Bemel in the August 2o18 issue of Proceedings

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