@eldakka Re: Interesting... color me skeptical.
I know many military brats.
The transfers are due to your parent getting his/her ticket punched as part of a path to promotion.
What IBM is suggesting is not a path to promotion. They stopped doing that long ago.
And the point is that younger workers are more mobile while the older workers are not.
As you point out... when you sign up for a career in the military, you know what you're getting yourself in to. A friend's father retired out while at Wright Pat. The officer's housing wasn't bad.