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I just want to know what is more likely to happen. Will I be deployed for half the rotation then be sent to school or will I be held back from the deployment to make my school date? Or will I just have to wait until I get back from my rotation? I am not getting answers from my unit so who else could I get answers from?
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This has always been a pet peeve of mine.  We form up in full Winter APFUs because it's friggin cold outside, and the 1SG tells us to take our pants off. WHY? It's COLD!

Am I the only person in the military who gets cold when my legs are exposed to cold air and wind? We usually just stand there waiting for who knows what to start the formation usually after it was supposed to begin. I once had to take an APFT at Ft. Huachuca while it was 30° with a really cold wind. We had to take off our pants for that one. Too cold. Way too cold. Am I just bitching? Is this because I am a Floridian?

All I really want to know is why do senior NCOs make this call? Can't we take the pants off when we actually start PT?
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I'm asking because I just found out about Seavus Project Viewer, Gantter, and ProjectPlan365.
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I am studying the pros and cons of implementing a base-of-preference program for officers. Enlisted have this program.

This will be an optional program. You could apply to be stationed in one place longer and/or have better odds of being stationed somewhere you want after being assigned to a less desireable location.

If you know of any actual data or reports, let me know. Thanks!
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Today in the US Army Stand-To, the Noncommissioned Officer 2020 Strategy In paragraph 7 mentions the Expert Action Badge,
"To educate the force on these updates, TRADOC will conduct the fourth State of NCO Development Town Hall, scheduled for March 30 at 11 a.m. EDT. During the town hall, subject matter experts from across the force will discuss the following topics:

•Expert Action Badge.
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Example: I am a signal soldier and I would like to wear an orange bow tie and orange socks with my ASUs.
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It's no secret that any job you have can require you to work long hours, sometimes even through lunch. Today, while working on scheduling a working session to test some things here at work, I was trying to get a conference room with VTC gear and the only time left for most of the rooms was between 11:30 and 1:30, aka AEO Lunch time.

Does our prior/currently lives in the military teach us to deal with missing a meal?
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If your initial answer is 'no wai! Ossifers NEVER salute enlisted first!!'....step back and reassess. Alternatively, step back and learn. Because there's at least TWO situations where this happens, that I can think of in my old age.
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What US military school is the most absolutely challenging ever, in your humble opinion?
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I have an annoying assortment of no longer accurate pre-built ribbon and medal racks (I never had patience to build them myself). I don't want to throw them away or sell them because it seems wrong and might contribute to a stolen valor problem, does anyone know of any ribbon rack sites that recycle them somehow or another creative method of disposal/reuse?

EDIT: I am talking about outdated sets of awards after you get more and your old pre-built set is no longer accurate, what do you do with them?
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I have a friend whose company Commander is in violation of the regulations and is not issuing his officer OER awaiting a 15-6. It is 3 months overdue. My friend is threatening his Commander saying Commander is in violation of the army regulations. Sja is saying to use legal within his Brigade and he wants to use and Army Reserve sja outside is unit. What can my friend do? USAR TPU soldier.
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Hey there Leaders on RP what are your comments and thoughts about this article?

I believe there are some valid points! Agree or disagree?

Leadership – A Relationship
By Nicole Lewin

There are born leaders and made leaders, but made leaders are more effective. What makes a made leader strong is that, he treats leadership as a relationship. For me, I see leadership as a way to develop camaraderie between the leader and his constituents. If you wish to know more about good and efficient relationships in leadership, then you should continue to read my article.

A lot of people might say that the existing relationship between the leader and his followers is vertical, where the leader is on the top of his constituents. For me, I beg to disagree, since leadership for me is another form of companionship, wherein their relationship is horizontal. The leader equals his followers, while his followers equal the leader. No one is lower than the other.

I would quote what Nelson Mandela had said in a magazine. In there, he said that a leader is someone who would place himself in front for others to follow. In turn, he knows how to place himself at the back to create future leaders. In such statements released by Mandela, I tend to slightly disagree with him, in a way that I look leadership as companionship.

How does leadership convert into companionship? Through companionship, you build bonds of friendship, wherein we become stronger. In leadership, the same thing happens. The leader becomes more empowered while his followers become mightier, in a sense that this relationship of leadership will expose them through the thick and thin of friendship. The power of people.

Now, imagine a world where everyone is friends with. It would had been such a good idea if it will stem through the leadership relationships of every country.
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Here's the background. You're a senior E5. Your troops are in formation and you're handing out work for the day. You hand out an assignment to a fresh E2 with less than a year in and only a few months at your command. They blatantly complain and tell you to choose someone else. You calmly tell them they will do this task and they tell you to shove it and give it to someone else. How do you react?
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For in-service soldiers. Are there any 15Ws out there that can maybe confirm this, or maybe help me get into the MOS? I know it's a long shot, but I'm extremely qualified for this MOS and motivated to reclass to it. My career counselor told me to look for other options, but this is the MOS I want.
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Reenlisted for 68A biomedical equipment specialist from 91L engineer mechanic I am also airborne and want to know if I'll go on airborne assignment and If I could end up in hospital .
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