my bad oer
Subject: my bad oer
Date: August 5, 2022 at 2:34:40 PM MDT
To: Mikey Weinstein <[email protected]>
We just got off the phone a few minutes ago.You guys are my heroes!Just a silly story about a bad OER I got.Morals . . . None.It took me a while to figure this one out. I may have been guilty of any number of infractions, but I do pay my bills and wouldn’t do anything to screw over my fellow pilots, or anyone else on base.It slowly dawned on me that I was living with 2 very attractive young ladies, only one of which was my wife. Everybody’s dirty little minds were just going to town.How does one defend one’s self against such a charge? I concluded that it just couldn’t be done.So I owned it.
Friday evenings after a hard week of flying I would finish just one beer at the O’club, then quietly announce “Well gentlemen, I gotta go home. I have duties to perform”.I was a hero to the commanders, and a minor deity to the lieutenants.
The sad fact is that the whole thing was completely innocent, but I wasn’t going to let any of those people find out.
Best OER ever. Turns out there’s no better way to burnish the deeds of a fighter pilot in the eyes of everyone on base.I retired 26 years ago with the rank of O5, after flying fighters for yet another decade or so. I have a treasure trove of silly stories of not so reputable things I did.
I trust that the statute of limitations has expired on all of them.The point is, depending on any number of factors, a bad OER is not always a career killer.Keep up the good work guys! The people you are helping out are much worthier than I ever was.
Fred USAFA class of 75
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