As a veteran and a training officer I believe we should invest our scant training resources where they could do the most good. Last time I looked it was illegal to pay for certifications from training funds. From what other budget would they be paid?
We all have a responsibility to accept responsiblity for our own career development. I've invested about $10,000 and a months leave in my own development over the past five years because I am worth it. How much is your career worth?
A discharged 22 year old, let alone someone savvy enough to make general, know to go to Sears-Nordstroms to purchase appropriate clothing. They don't lock these people up on the fort and probhit tv. This question is somewhat insulting. I can't imagine how the course received approval.