Originally Posted by fire17
Keep in mind a lot of military personnel have arrogant attitudes, probably partially due to the fact that in basic training you are told you are better than civilians, also due to the fact a lot of them no nothing else but the military they have been in since high school and do not realize how the rest of society functions (this can hinder your ability to get hired with a civilian department) I worked with a lot of people like this at dnd Edmonton fire hall.
I must have been asleep during the part of basic where they told us we're better than civilians. I don't know anyone who's been told that or thinks it. If they actually said that, which I have my doubts, then you had a giant douche bag for an instructor(s).
I think ex re summed it up pretty good. You're painting a lot of people, many of whom you probably don't know, with a pretty broad brush.