I got a good 8th grade education in only 12 years, graduating from Port Angeles Senior High School, in 1968. Then FADAC computer school in the USARMY in 1969. (basic + school = 9.5 months) Got piss poor grades in HS. Was in top 20% of FADAC school. But we had a bit of attrition. My class started at about 60. Half way the remains of our class was joined with another...we graduated 12. (I was the only one without at least two years of collage. Not bad eh?) I think we had a higher drop out rate than the helecopter pilots. My last rating in the Army said that there were less than ten of us left in the whole US Army in 1974. The rest is self training.