Written on May 26th, 2012
You cannot hide your intelligence and when discovered you will be singled out for harassment for the rest of the time you serve in that unit. Your records have your test scores, so even a suspicion of superior intelligence can be quickly confirmed. Joining as an officer may be an acceptable manner to serve your nation but as an enlisted person in a combat situation expect to be deliberately put into a lethal situation with the intent to bring about your termination. The same applies to situations with high risk of injury and even treatment of injury. A VA psychiatrist finally testing me years after going through the Gulf War with an untreated head injury and finding a 40 point drop in mathematical I.Q. Said "You've got nothing to complain about, your score is almost normal." My right arm was paralyzed too but since my left arm was working fine it took the VA 12 1/2 Years to process my disability claim. If you're smart stay away from the military, especially the enlisted ranks!