I predict a significant exodus from SOF in 2022. The reason being that our 9/11 patriots will be hitting retirement.

Seeing such a large-scale attack on the American people at an impressionable age seemed to have been the driving factor in many servicemembers’ first steps into service.

On that horrific day, out of the fires and ashes emerged a new generation of Americans ready and prepared to stand and defend their country and their fellow Americans, no matter the price.

The wars are over now. Back-to-back deployments have beaten them down. Their minds and bodies are broken. Now we talk about “22  day,” a handy soundbite to summarize the plague of veteran suicide. I’m surprised it’s not higher, to be honest.