Sometimes I find the Army highly ironic. This week has brought an absolutely lovely chance for laughter around here. My husband joined the Army back in ’97 as a Combat Medic; many years of active duty, more years in the National Guard, two deployments, and a decision to rejoin active duty later he is now an EOD tech. Major change huh? Actually, as I tell him it’s not that much different; before he was saving one life at a time…now he has the opportunity to save multiple lives at a time.
While a medic, he became certified as a Combat Life Saver Instructor & taught many, many people the helpful skills of a CLS. Now the interesting part: this week he (along with the rest of his company) is taking a class. Wanna know what class? Ding, ding, ding…you guessed it: Combat Life Saver. So, does this strike anyone else as humorous? The man is certified to teach the class, is a former medic (he just has to recertify as an EMT to get maintain his medic status) but he will be sitting through the class as though he has never seen an IV before in his life. I find this ironic & slightly funny. He has a great attitude about it. No big deal to him at all, just another day.
So while I think this is slightly funny as well as slightly annoying, it’s not a big deal in the grand scheme of things. He brushes up on some skills, goes through a class with his company, and gets some promotion points for good measure. Yay!