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  • Description: ...decision to leave the service, McCarthy felt it was the appropriate time for her to move on and pursue a higher education in music performance. She enjoyed reentering civilian life, even though she missed her military friends, her assured employment, and consistent pay. Reflecting upon her ...
  • Text: ...Interviewer: “So what made you get out?” (23:39) I was ready, I needed to move on, I wanted to go to music school and be a musician, and so I’m working on that. I was tired and yeah I needed to do something else, and I was already planning on getting out, I just didn’t get out as ea...
McCarthy, Stacie (Interview transcript and video), 2019