Magazine article Army Reserve Magazine

CSM John E. "Jack" Rucynski Distinguished 37-Year Career Comes to End

Magazine article Army Reserve Magazine

CSM John E. "Jack" Rucynski Distinguished 37-Year Career Comes to End

Article excerpt

Over the last several years I have written numerous articles and speeches, the words seemed to flow easily, but the previous articles were not to say good-bye. I have procrastinated for days trying to find the right words to say the right things. How do you properly sum up a career that has spanned 37 years? How do you say thank you to a nation that has allowed you to serve for so many years; and to thousands of soldiers who have stood side by side with you in good times and bad times.

I have had the great privilege of serving with the greatest military in the world; each branch of service has unique qualities, they are all special in my book. I have had the honor of serving in two branches, and I have had the honor of working side by side with each of the services, no American can ask for more than that in one lifetime.

Saving the most important part for the summation and clearly those that serve above and beyond, our family members. …

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