Some of the best educated individuals I know are in the military, or have been before retirement.
Furthermore, there is a huge gulf between a practical and pragmatic and useful education and a purely academic, artificial, and pedantic one.
A question was recently asked of me, ” Why is so much power and authority entrusted to those with comparatively low levels of education, such as the common ranks of police and military?” There is a failure in this question. It assumes that a lack of education, which is more clearly interpreted as inadequate schooling, is the same as a lack of intelligence or knowledge. Having made note of that failure, I must address a second. It assumes that those possessing great power in the military and police are uneducated, meaning that they are not properly schooled with a great deal of actual time in seats at prestigious houses of higher learning. There is an ironic arrogance in that statement, as anyone who would ask it must be profoundly ignorant of how the United States trains its members.
Picture above is a graduation ceremony of one of the four military academies…
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