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There seems to be some misunderstanding: the nature of my question isn't about disrespecting or defying the POTUS, it's about when service members berate, insult or lash out at civilians, friends, peers or family members on social media or otherwise, simply because they voted for the opposite candidate.

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Also, to clarify, I believe the behavior in question is wrong. I think some folks interpreted my question as asking for justification to be a jerk, but that couldn't be further from the case. I just wanted to generate discussion about people's opinions regarding whether being aggressive or hateful towards voters because of their choice was just being a crappy person, or a legitimate punitive breach of military bearing and discipline.


When President Obama won, there was a deluge of complaints, the birther movement, a different brand of "Not my president." Now that President Trump has won office, there's similar sentiment. On either side, there is a lot of aggression being thrown around. Do you feel Service Members have a higher responsibility to be respectful of the American voters, regardless of their choice?

Respect of the POTUS is a given, we're expected, as service members, to render that. My question is more in line with respecting the fellow Americans that voted; it seems antithetical to me to be aggressive and hurtful to fellow Americans, especially those that have dissenting opinions from ours, for exercising one of the fundamental rights we swore to uphold and defend.
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"(Unit Name withheld) BCT ordered to remove combat patches during training at Fort NoMatter so the ones without them don't get ‪‎hurt feelings‬.

Reason? "The unit just returned from Afghanistan and almost everyone has a patch but the large influx of new soldiers are E1 and E2s that have never deployed and they are saying they are left out because they don't have a patch."
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Had an NCOER get handed to me for corrections. Has an interesting bullet relating to correcting Wikipedia pages that have to do with the Army. Looking for some input from more experienced NCOs and Officers.
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Should we bring back the Pledge of Allegiance? I remember as I went through Grade School we use to say this every morning and it gave me a sense of pride and purpose each day! Are the youth of today missing this and will they every understand what it truly means?

Your thoughts and comments are welcome?


THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Our Pledge of Allegiance as we know it is fast becoming a thing of the past. Kids used to say the Pledge of Allegiance along with a prayer before starting the day’s activities.

Below you will see the very touching recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance as told by Red Skelton. They Pledge as we should still teach our children.

Also listed is the “Global Earth Day Pledge” that our children are learning today. Again this is Global. Everything will go global in the “End Times”. This is just another way to ease everyone into it. Be Prepared. It is coming.

On January 14, 1969, Red Skelton touched the hearts of millions of Americans with his "Pledge Of Allegiance", in which he explained the meaning of each and every word. Red Skelton's recitation of the "Pledge of Allegiance" was twice read into the Congressional Record of the United States and received numerous awards.

RED SKELTON: "I remember this one teacher. To me, he was the greatest teacher, a real sage of my time. He had such wisdom. We were all reciting the Pledge Of Allegiance and he walked over. Mr. Lasswell was his name... He said": "I've been listening to you boys and girls recite the Pledge Of Allegiance all semester and it seems as though it is becoming monotonous to you. If I may, may I recite it and try to explain to you the meaning of each word:

I

Me; an individual; a committee of one.

Pledge

Dedicate all of my worldly goods to give without self-pity.

Allegiance

My love and my devotion.

To the Flag

Our standard; Old Glory ; a symbol of Freedom; wherever she waves there is respect, because your loyalty has given her a dignity that shouts, Freedom is everybody's job.

of the United

That means that we have all come together.

States

Individual communities that have united into forty-eight great states. Forty-eight individual communities with pride and dignity and purpose. All divided with imaginary boundaries, yet united to a common purpose, and that is love for country.

And to the Republic

Republic -- a state in which sovereign power is invested in representatives chosen by the people to govern. And government is the people; and it's from the people to the leaders, not from the leaders to the people.

For which it stands

One Nation

One Nation -- meaning, so blessed by God.

Indivisible

Incapable of being divided.

With Liberty

Which is Freedom; the right of power to live one's own life, without threats, fear, or some sort of retaliation.

And Justice

The principle, or quality, of dealing fairly with others.

For All

For All -- which means, boys and girls, it's as much your country as it is mine. And now, boys and girls, let me hear you recite the Pledge of Allegiance:

I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic, for which it stands; one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
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Looking for ease of use, durability, battery life, quality
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We all see that tensions are rising with North Korea. If they conduct more advanced nuclear tests a war is almost imminent; however, do you think that, even if they stop testing, we will still go into some type of warfare with North Korea? Why or why not?
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It seems that everyone has something that signifies them as special or different from others such as the color beret, Stetson, buttons. How did this all start and why? Is it good to have or does it divide us between us and them....legs vs. Airborne?
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I watched the game and heard the announcers say they thought a couple players playing could go in the draft. Were they just saying they were good enough or is there a way they could be drafted and play professionally?
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Can anyone tell me why the process takes so long for RC officer/warrant promotions to run through the FedRec cycle? I'm an ARNG officer and I've had my state promotion orders for CPT since the middle of April. I've been tracking my packet on the ARNG-G1 website and it was awaiting addition to a scroll until a month ago and last week the scroll was ready to start the approval DoD cycle. Thoughts?
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E1-E9, W2-CWO5, and O1-O10. It has been that way for a long time. Enlisted salute officers (W, CWO, and O), W and CWO salute higher ranks, and Os salute higher ranks; however this is not where all of the responsibilities lie per say. In the navy at least, E1-E4 typically look to their E5-CWO5 and their Senior officers. E7-CWO5 look towards their senior officer; however the junior officers (O1-O3) look to the NCOs mostly to learn their trade before becoming senior officers. Do you think the ranking system needs to be changed?
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16 Leadership Quotes to Inspire You To Greatness
By: Ilya Pozin

http://www.forbes.com/sites/ilyapozin/2014/04/10/16-leadership-quotes-to-inspire-you-to-greatness/

This article provided a fantastic collection of famous quotes from inspirational leaders. You will find 16 quotes below from the article, what is your favorite one and why? If you your favorite leadership quote is not below, what is it?

1. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

2. “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” – Warren Bennis

3. “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” – John Fitzgerald Kennedy

4. “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” – Henry Adams

5. “I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.” – Herbert Swope

6. “You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.” – Ken Kesey

7. “A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.” – Max Lucado

8. “No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.” – Andrew Carnegie

9. “Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.” – Sam Walton

10. “To lead people, walk behind them.” – Lao Tzu

11. “The best leader is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and the self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” -Theodore Roosevelt

12. “The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.” – Jim Rohn

13. “Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.”- Norman Schwarzkopf

14. “Don’t find fault, find a remedy.”- Henry Ford

15. “Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.” – Publilius Syrus

16. “Successful leaders see the opportunities in every difficulty rather than the difficulty in every opportunity.”- Reed Markham
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Im going to bootcamp in january.any tips for winter basic training at ft. Leonard wood? Im from Texas and Im already 29years old. Thanks in advance!
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I went to basic, infantry and airborne school at Ft. Benning and served as an infantryman for four years on active duty, why not let guys like me wear the blue infantry cord if we change MOS's? We earned it. I'm not talking about any other infantry accoutrements like the blue discs or crossed rifles, just the cord. I suppose I'm viewing this similarly to earning a badge or a tab.

This is a "what if" discussion - I know what they regs say. The post is meant to stimulate discussion and opinions.
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I recently heard an interview with a congressman regarding "common sense" gun-violence laws. They suggested we should require training and proficiency certification, and more extensive background checks prior to allowing people to possess firearms. After all, they argued, we require training, and a test to drive a car? Here's my question: If we're going down this road, why do we entrust any idiot to bear and raise a child with no training, proficiency testing, or background checks?
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Governor Bush has made restoring the VA, rebuilding our military, and revitalizing American leadership a central theme of his campaign. He is the only candidate to have released a detailed plan on fixing the Department of Veterans Affairs. He has spoken passionately against the defense cuts of the past several years, which have placed an incredible strain on our men and women in uniform. Governor Bush believes in peace through strength, and that the military should be strong enough to deter bad behavior from major powers on the international stage.

Governor Bush leads the field in veteran endorsements, garnering the support of over 75 prominent veteran leaders including 12 medal of honor recipients.
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Do you believe that serving in the military does have an affect on what a person may find humor in? Could it be that the military has a tendency to desensitize people to certain subjects? Does the darker sense of humor aid or hinder veterans in their lives after the military?
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