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KU appoints former Coast Guard employee to lead new facilities services department

I respectfully object to the term "employee" in this statement. The gentlemen was active duty military for 27 years, had multiple Command possitions, and reached the rank of O-6 (Captain). He should have been refered to as "High-Ranking Officer" or "Captain." Members of the military are not "employees" per se, their duties and positions demand a different word to denote their work. That is why we term them guardians, sailors, airman, marines, soliders or, on the occasion they are commisioned officers, simply officers. Other than that I'm happy to see another serviceman in the ranks at KU

October 11, 2012 at 9:03 a.m. ( | suggest removal )