09 February, 2012
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Sometimes life allows a person to choose their paths and have some modicum of control over their future. Other times, live has events that change the course of a persons life.
I left active duty last year. I loved the Navy, but it was clearly time to move on. I took on a civilian job but disliked it intensely from the get go. The company itself is up for sale and the day to day management was focused on revenue and only paid lip service to taking care of employees.
At the insistent urging and support of my better half. I am going back to graduate school. Way back in 2006, I started my Masters Degree in History and was doing rather well. Life intervened as it often does and I deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq, and Haiti in rapid succession. This served not only to interrupt, but sever my efforts.
I have been looking at schools and have narrowed it down to two schools. Whichever one I decide to go with will determine the type of masters degree I will earn. One will lead to an M.A. in Military History and the other will result in an M.B.A. in Acquisition and Supply Chain Management.
One degree is for me, the other is more "career enhancing". Either way, I will have homework and papers to write to a degree I have not seen since the early to mid 1990s!!