About Uniformed Traveler

About Uniformed Traveler

Greetings! I’m Uniformed Traveler and I’m here to share some of my experiences when it comes to traveling and credit cards. Inspired by the success of Miles Moneyball, I hope one day to maximize credit card offers and travel the world in business and first class and stay in hotels through points redemption myself.

Recently, one of the most exciting career opportunities (and indeed, a long process that has spanned 18 months) in my life finally came to fruition. As of December 2017, I have been commissioned as an officer in the United States Public Health Service (USPHS). For those of you less familiar with the USPHS, we are a group of about 6,700 healthcare professionals who serve the country in uniform in locations such as the FDA, CDC, Indian Health Service, and Bureau of Prisons, among others. We are one of the seven branches of the nation’s Uniformed Services, with the others being the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Together with our sister uniformed services, we protect and serve this nation – in our case, against disease and health issues.

While my time as an officer has been short so far, it brings me immense pride to proudly wear a uniform daily in service to this country. Being eligible for credit card-related benefits (discussed in detail in “The Uniformed Services Benefits — SCRA and MLA”) is just one additional perk of service. It does not make the miles game easier to play, but it does offset some of the costs. What are your thoughts? Do you have a friend who is entering active duty soon? Make sure to mention to them SCRA and MLA (if applicable) benefits, and you may find yourself with a lifelong travel buddy!