A young man writes, “I recently enlisted in the U.S. Army. Do you have any advice for me as I start on my new career?”
I told him I had never been a soldier, so I was the wrong person to ask. But I added that it was a good question to put to the readers of the blog. Your advice, please?
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Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008. He can be reached at email@example.com.