The Death of the Quiet Professional

Valid points and arguments and I couldn’t agree more. I’m posting this for the silent majority veterans.


One of the gems of advice I was raised on was “If you have to tell someone how good you are, your probably not that good”

Go ahead and read that a couple more times and let it soak in.

I’ll warn you if you are a veteran prone to what I like to call IVS, also knownas irritable veteran syndrome, you might just want to stop reading now. You will undoubtedly be butt hurt by the time I finish.

I am going to start with the old saying “If the shoe fits” and you can decide if I am out of line, dead wrong, or speaking about a truth we have lost sight of. I will be completely honest. I am ashamed of the veteran community as a whole when it comes to how we have been behaving. In the age of social media I can not go through…

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About anotherwarriorpoet

Mathew Bocian served as a Captain in the United States Army with the Stryker Brigade and was deployed to Mosul and Tal'Afar in 2004 - 2005, and to Baghdad for The Surge in 2007 - 2008. He left the Army in 2012 and now uses his poetry as a way to heal from the traumas of war, while attempting to express to readers the realities of war. He is the recipient of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart, and holds a master's from the Graduate School for Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh.
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1 Response to The Death of the Quiet Professional

  1. Holy shit am I glad you shared this… This was exactly what I needed to read tonight!

    Do you know much about him? I’m assuming he’s enlisted. Regardless, I think I’m going to read every post the man’s ever written. He’s that good, and his thoughts are that refreshing.


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