Originally Posted by susan_cassidy
I do think it gives you an advantage. It's a whole different mind-set, not just the terminology.
ETA: They always say "write what you know".
You are right, it is a different mind-set and a way of thinking. You do not "own" yourself, your country owns you and anything else you may need is "issued" to you.
And your job is not so much for you but it is completely for your country in its defense, right or wrong.
The o/p may do good if she could find some vets both enlisted and officers that are still active or retired from any of the services. It would help to give insight into the mind set of the military way of thinking.
Also to keep blunders down , try to enlist one to help develop the story line and sorta keep it real as it could be, even if it is fiction.
Knowing vet's, I am very sure you could find one that would be overjoyed to help.