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 5th 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., Rosenose, and David Van Knapp. My favorite SA contributors are "Sleepless in the Alps" & "Richjoy403". My portfolio consists mostly of DGI equities. All my stock ideas are rooted on the contributions of SA authors, and importantly, from insightful contributors like Heidi, Helga, Clarissa, and Desiree. To all of you I say thank you very much!