This is not my usual uplifting fare. I know. But in conversing with some currently serving NCO’s it struck me that burn out ought to be discussed more out in the open at times in order to move past it in a more healthy way. After all, you’re stuck there until the “last wake-up” so you have to keep your head in the game as much as possible without going bonkers. By “stuck there” I mean anywhere the Army sends you that you’re having a hard time wrapping your head around. Deployment is the most obvious “stuck there”. But there are others. If-you-know-what-I-mean-and-I-think-you-do.