Retired from the U.S. Army on April 1, 2015 after 31+ years of active duty service. Currently enjoying the freedom of a completely open daily schedule, for a change. I'm in my 4th year of "stock" investments. Seeking Alpha provided me the incentive and motivation to start investing in the stock market. It was a great decision. Seeking Alpha is required reading for me, both for investment ideas and knowledge as well as entertainment. My Top 3 SA authors are: Chris DeMuth Jr., Bret Jensen, and Regarded Solutions, My favorite pure commentor/contributor is: "Richjoy403". Check his profile page out for a real ride. My portfolio consists mostly of long-term DGI equities with a small percentage of speculative stocks. I am working on my wish list of stocks I want to own once they reach my target entry point. All my ideas are rooted on the contributions of SA authors and contributors. To them I say thank you very much!