PWS, thanks, that's a different slant. I don't understand why they'd feel that way though as these are friends that live in Florida, so they don't see me anyway anymore. Who knows. But I refuse to let the negatives get me down.Originally Posted by misskitty;2339652;
Miss Kitty, thanks. I am getting a BA in Military History. I am currently the only woman in the program. I was going to go for regular history as that was my major before, but I realized that all the courses I wanted to take were in the military course selection and only 1 or 2 in general history, so there you go and what you may ask will someone do with a military history degree?
I could work for the government. My advisor suggested Homeland Security. After I got up OFF the floor laughing (trust me, that is one area of the government I would NOT go to work for), he said that many museums, battlefields, etc., hire military historians. I could also do consulting work for the government. But what I REALLY want to do and I wouldn't have to move to D C to do it is Veteran's Advocacy. That is something that is sorely needed and something I have a little bit of experience with as I've seen what my dad, husband and his dad had to do dealing with the VA. So I think that being a veteran's advocate would be interesting, exciting and I'd be helping people. And it would give me access to even more military history from the people that lived it.
My dad inspired me with his stories of his naval experiences during WWII and Korea. Funny thing is, my dad was in Naval Intelligence during Korea and was then loaned to the CIA for analysis. My advisor also suggested me going into intelligence. I just don't want to live in Washington DC or near it. And we all know the old joke: military intelligence is an oxymoron. I'd never get security clearance anyway, nor do I want to be tied in way, shape or form with the US governement in Intelligence or Homeland Security. But I do see myself working to help veterans get what they deserve from our government after having put their lives on the line for it.