Originally Posted by gotarace
Flash excellent pictures...your taking family heirloom quality shots there. What a great way to use your talent producing lifelong memories for so many young kids!!!
My son-in-law loves photography and finally got his dream job in the Marines ...battalion combat photographer...It took three tours and 7 years to get it.... but man is he happy with his promotion.
Not to step on your thread Flash, but I just had another memory.
During Vietnam that was not a good job. Some big brass determined the first 7 seconds of a firefight were the most exciting, so they moved the photographer up, 6 meters behind the point man, with the squad leader right behind him. It was hard on all 3 of them, since in those days, the photographer didn't have much booby trap education.
If it was that hard for your SIL to get the job, it sounds like they're now using well trained guys for that job, instead of a guy who is only good at camera work.
I'm sure Battalion CP is much different than squad photographer too.