A little back story:
My last day of active duty was 11 September 2001. I signed my DD 214 and my DA 31in between the two plane crashes in New York. I was stationed in Atlanta at Ft. McPherson, which was small enough that I could get back to the barracks just in time to watch the live feed of the second impact. Though I wanted to stay in for patriotic reasons, I let my discharge stand and enlisted in the Guard.
I left active duty to pursue a degree in Architecture at Louisiana Tech University. Since I became a member of the Louisiana Guard, I have been deployed to Afghanistan and to emergency service in six hurricanes and a tornado. I rode out Hurricane Katrina in the Louisiana Superdome. Somewhere in all of this, I got behind in my school work and ended up withdrawing from Louisiana Tech. I had over 150 credit hours but no degree. I won’t go into the specifics but it was an interesting ride.
The whole point of this back story is that I attended Officer Candidate School and was commissioned in August of 2007. I had enough hours to commission but not enough for a degree. I am currently an OWOD or an Officer without Degree. I am finishing up my bachelor’s at Excelsior College in New York. Today I found out that they had reviewed my hours and given me three more transfer hours. I am only six hours from my Bachelor’s of Liberal Studies with a focus in History! I will not be an OWOD after June of this year. It only took me a decade.