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I hit rock bottom when I retired from the Army much earlier than expected. I was first commissioned into the United States Army when I was 23-years-old. After giving 17 years and four months of my life to the only career I had ever known, I did not know who I was without the uniform, title or rank. I was lost. I felt like I had no identity. I spent all those years as the person that I was supposed to be. Who was I now?