I could be lettered where it matters. Some places treat "equivalent experience" just like a degree.
Equivalent experience? You've spent five years as a grunt! The closest you've come to higher math is trying to count bullets for your squad.
Okay, fine. How much ammo would you need for a squad of eight, carrying gausspistols, to engage in behind-the-lines guerrilla action for two weeks?
No, insufficient education. I can actually count those bullets.