I’ve said it many times: There’s no reason to doubt
that Mark Kirk performed his duties admirably as Naval Reserve officer. However, he didn’t choose to simply highlight his service as an officer during his political campaigns. He chose to lie again and again about his service, including lies about those lies
and lies about how his service gave him access to special knowledge
Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.
Those lies can't take away the honors and medals Kirk has earned, but neither can anything in his service record change the fact that Mark Kirk lied many, many times about that service and continues to obfuscate about it to this day
In my opinion, he did great things for the Navy, but then he took that record of achievement and pissed on it.