04 Jan '14, 2pm

Forced out of the Army, soldiers find careers in the Reserve

Frustrated by his inability to get promoted and the looming Army drawdown, then-Sgt. James Davis left active duty in 1995. He used his separation bonus to buy his mother a house and then moved on to serve with the U.S. Capitol Police. But Davis quickly began to miss being a soldier. “I had 13 or 14 years in, and I really enjoyed the lifestyle,” he said. “The only reason I got out was because I couldn’t get promoted, and I decided if I could do both [a civilian career and be in the military], I wanted to.” In 1998, Davis returned to the Army, this time in the Army Reserve as a counter-intelligence soldier. Today, he is the command sergeant major for the 203rd Military Intelligence Battalion in Maryland, and he still serves as a K-9 handler with the Capitol Police. “If you would have told me that 30 years ago, I would have very seriously laughed at you,” Davis said about att...

Full article: http://www.armytimes.com/article/20140104/CAREERS/301040001

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