Hiya, I'm John and I'm a blogging recruiter.
I've been doing this blogging thing for a couple months now, and I started by going anonymous. Figured that if I said anything wrong or stupid I could always claim "wasn't me". Well, the "anon" bit was done for before I even really got into it. One of my co-workers figured it out and shared it with the station, and soon enough another person in the company had solved the mystery. So I'm known to the people I wanted to remain unknown to, and unknown by those who read what I write. That, for some reason, doesn't sit well with me.
So, anyway. Here I am. SFC John Bradshaw. I'm 27 years old and have been in the Army Reserve since I was 17. Joined as a HS Junior and it was probably the best choice I've ever made (it's a close run off between joining the Army, asking my wife to marry me, and getting a motorcycle). I'm approaching my one year in USAREC and have been writing about it for most of it. The other recruiters in the station know I do this, as does my SC. Sometimes it makes for some... interesting... commentary during the day. Most of it is in good fun.
I'm based out of the Phoenix area and do most of my recruiting in the western part of Arizona. If you live in the West Valley and someone called you about the Army Reserve in the past year it was probably me.
I'm not sure what effect, if any, revealing myself will have. I'm probably being a bit too egotistical to think it will have any effect, but eh... I don't care.
I just got back from Vegas. I came back with my shirt, my wife, and no unidentified rash so it was a good time. I'm back in the office tomorrow so who knows how that will go down. But I do know that my fantasy team went nuts (Tiki Barber > Larry Johnson) so I'm not buying lunch.