I recently ORD from my national service and returned home to a life of civilian freedom. While I am relieved to no longer have to follow the strict rules and regulations of the military, I still find myself wanting people to address me as “Sir”.
It’s a funny thing, this feeling, since I’m now a civilian and I no longer have to answer to a commanding officer. But the title of “Sir” has become so intertwined with my identity that I still want people to address me as such.
I served for two years in the Army.
Through my service, I was able to understand the importance of respect, honor, and loyalty. These values were instilled in me throughout my training and I carried them with me during my time in NS.
I was proud to be a part of a team that held itself to such high standards and I was able to take a great sense of pride in my accomplishments.
I remember the feeling of accomplishment I had when I was promoted to the rank of second lieutanant. For the first time, I was able to feel a sense of respect from my fellow soldiers. I was able to lead them and give them direction, and they responded to my commands without hesitation.
The title of “Sir” was a constant reminder of the importance of my role in the military, and it made me feel respected and valued.
While I may have left the military, I still want people to address me as “Sir”. The title carries with it a sense of respect and honor that I have come to associate with my identity.
It reminds me of the values I learned during my service, and it serves as a reminder of my commitment to my country.
I understand that not everyone will be comfortable calling me “Sir”. Some people may not be used to addressing someone in this way, or they may not be used to the title in general.
But for me, it’s a reminder of what I’ve accomplished and how far I’ve come in my life.
I’m proud of my service and the sacrifices I’ve made for my country. I want people to remember that and to honor that service by addressing me as “Sir”.
It’s a small gesture, but it means a lot to me. I’ve earned the title of “Sir” and I want people to remember that.
That’s why I still want people to address me as “Sir”, even after I’ve left the military.