Not being familiar with the "purple" designation, I looked it up. Interesting philosophy.
Myself, I was lucky enough to be traded to the Canadians for 30 days during a joint exercise at Camp Wainwright in `92. I was USAF Weather (doing Army support) and learned a lot from the vets on the Canadian side. One of my fondest memories of my time in the military.
True story: That exercise was 45 days long and a simulated war between our two countries. The Canadians won the war in less than 16 hours by simply having 2 enlisted soldiers walk up to our command center (unchallenged!!!), grab our fl