......Here's my response. I understand that jokes happen. I get that. I've mentioned that. It's not that I don't understand that. I just think that it isn't healthy to continue negativity toward a certain community........As far as just watching people get talked to in a rude way and seeing it as humor...well, that is something I don't appreciate. Some are jokes. Jokes are fine. tey are in good fun. As far as what was directed at me, I believe it was all just jokes and games and not meant to be offensive.......I am just trying to assert that there are newbies on this site that see a lot of rejection of SWO's and truly don't know how to feel about the career they thought they wanted. It would be a ton more helpful to these new folks if they got more advice based on helpful information rather than mindless bashing.
The military often is a 'rough and tumble' environment to work in no matter the branch or billet or even country in many cases, I can say that having worked with all the services and several countries. While this site is arguably one of the better unofficial resources on the internets for officer accessions into the Navy, and a lesser degree the Marines and Coast Guard, it is still a site for Naval Aviation and naturally focused on that even if it is at the expense of our brothers and sisters who do other jobs in the services. Can the 'joking' bite sometimes? Sure, but that is the way it is in real life so get used to it. When you have earned your pin feel free to give as good as you get, we can take it.