I swear I heard that music in Disneyworld, waiting for a roller coaster. Then again, it was hotter than a puckerbutt pepper, humidity hovered at around 154 percent and I’d recently taken a hit of mescaline (after striking out with the Paraguay dolls in It’s a Small World After All). No joy. In contrast, Strategic Partners’ Travis Haley rings steel with his AR after sweeping away a few pebbles underneath his elbow. [NB: real men place barbed wire under their elbows before taking a long range shot.] From there, we get Haley’s entire military history – and beyond! It seems that . . .
“contracting” (a.k.a., mercenary work) is better for family life. After Haley quit the military for free market soldiering, he set up his training and gear modification businesses, where his expertise and humility have made him the trainer’s trainer. Haley admits he still gets “away sick”; he feels the need to ditch home comforts and go to places where poverty, diseases and deprivation are the norm, and then shoot people (presumably). Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Or his paean to his wife. We thank Haley for his service, and admire his ability to get away from his laptop and actually, you know, do stuff.