I agree with you...I do not think China will abide by it. Will be interesting to see if China starts building another island on the Scarborough Shoal and what the response is from the Philippines and US.
On another note, looking forward to the day when China starts innovating and the rest of the world steals their IP.
Thanks Geringerart. You answered my question in your last post but appreciate the info nonetheless. What's your thoughts on SBP? Some say its cheaper to just buy your own life insurance.
Geringerart, thanks for clarifying. For what it's worth, I wasn't trying to be a Houdini and debunk your service. I was just trying to figure out how you receive $100K in military retirement since you boasted about it your message above. I had to make some assumptions based on what I've read on these MBs. Based on your response, some of my assumptions (35 years vs 20 years of service for example) were incorrect. I thought I made that clear that I was just making some rough calculations. Appreciate you helping me understand. Thanks for your 35 years of service.
I'm also fully aware of who ADM Rickover was. Thanks.
Let's keep the facts straight here:
Ireland is not part of the U.K which consists of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Ireland is a sovereign country and shares part of the island with Northern Ireland.
Geringerart - Thank you for your prior service in the armed forces. However, $100k retiring as a CDR or LCDR at 20 years active duty. I'm skeptical. The math doesn't add up. I don't know your particular circumstances but just doing some rough calculations. Not sure if you retired as an O-4 or O-5. Let's see, current yearly base pay for an O-5 using the 2016 pay tables is $103406. Since you retired years ago, your base pay would have been lower at 20 years with smaller COLA adjustments. Don't know what year you entered so you could be under high 3 but let's assume 50 percent at 20 years, equates to about $52000. I assume you are receiving some disability but don't know how you are coming up with the difference to get to $100K. Also Tricare for Life is not free. There is a premium. VA care only covers your disabilities. If I missed something, help me understand. Thanks.
How's that working out for you today? Wow, we really lost a lot of ground. LOL