Don’t know what you didn’t understand from my post.
“The opportunities presented to him by the United States he earned and ran-with-it”
How would you know and how would you judge what level of service 99% of the posters on LRC have done?
With respect to the US Army running team in Colorado Springs I know for a fact from a person in the army based in CS that the runners on the team do basic training with the rest and that’s where it stops - it is then all about running and advertising for recruiting purposes through running. They do not perform nor are they involved in the same capacity as regular army personnel.