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So this CSM from the the 8th MP BDE seems to be out of regulations. From the comments she has been corrected but she claims she is being harassed. I don't even understand how she got to be a CSM at a BDE. What COL out there is letting this happen? In one of the photos she is wearing stilettos in uniform. WTF? What kind of example is this. The worst is from a Facebook user that said:

"This one!!!! Holy **** she was in charge of us in Afghanistan!! I could go on and on about this toxic leader!! Trying to maintain professionalism but this one.....when a CSM so jacked up like this, she was laughing her ass off during our rehearsal of my brothers ceremony after he was killed in Afghanistan, she f***ing yelled at me because I "took too long saying my goodbye " as I'm f***ing crying kneeling in front of it. This post will probably get me in trouble, and ruin the rest of my army career as well as my day and my army experience."

What would you do if you were there? What if you were on command?

What should the Army do about this?

(Thanks to Army MP WTF Moments and it's followers for the photos.)

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The 8th Theater Sustainment Command CSM will be travelling to the 8th MP BDE to have some one on one time with this CSM. It is amazing as leaders will do when they are being called out. He should have done that a long time ago.
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I'm from the South, where interracial couples was most definitely taboo for years. This is 2016 and I have had the great honor and pleasure of working with some amazing people from all walks of life and I'm personally very happy that it's that way.

This question was brought on by some Twitter opposition to an Old Navy interracial family photo ad! The pic is John McCain's son and his wife. Thoughts?
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There are a couple of companies that offer DNA testing to determine one's true ethnic background. I think there are a couple of reasons for knowing with certainty. 1) Health - the tests also reveal any health problems you may not be aware of and 2) I think it would be fun to take a step back in history and learn about your relatives you knew nothing about?

Two agencies offer this service: ancestrydna.com and 23andme.com. I think I'm going to give it a try. Supposedly, I'm of Irish and American Indian decent.
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DOD directive 1344.10 states:

-A member of the Armed Forces on active duty may:
4.1.1.3. Join a partisan or nonpartisan political club and attend its meetings when NOT in uniform, subject to the restrictions of subparagraph 4.1.2.4. (See DoD Instruction 1334.1 (Reference (c).)

From the article "Racism Within West Point"
http://www.inthearenafitness.com/index.php/racism-within-west-point
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To me it seems like regardless if a female is on Shore or Sea duty people say crap about her if she becomes pregnant. Yes it ends up being worse if she is on Sea duty because there are some people who get pregnant just so they don't have to go out to sea, but that's not always what happened and I still hear people talk about pregnant women who are on Shore duty.
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(This is meant to be a fun debate)

There have been some studies that suggest majority of crime is opportunity based (aka crime of opportunity theory). Where criminals target those that are perceived as weaker or less likely to fight back. Giving people the means to not only protect themselves but show that they are not afraid to protect themselves may help to reduce crime rates.

There have been countless stories that have backed the prevention of crime when there is an armed citizen present (either in the home or a concealed carry). I can see where some may be concerned about this because just because you can "buy" a gun doesn't mean you know how to "use" a gun. However, some communities that are proud gun zones have less crime and actively educate their children in gun safety as well as proper handling/use.

If you are pro open carry do you think there should be a limitation on the type of firearm that can be carried based on location (e.g. public areas - handguns; hunting/lawful Target Shooting/etc. - all forms; private property - all forms; etc.)?

Edited to include statistics for carrying loaded vs. unloaded:

According to the FBI, "the average gunfight lasts 4 seconds and 95% of gunfights happen within 7 yards." So unless you can load, point and shoot a gun under 4 seconds and within 7 yards (or less if they are rushing at you with a weapon of their own) then you are essentially screwed. You might as well just run around with a baseball bat slung over your shoulder as it would be more effective.
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Wanting to find out how hard it is to be stationed at Fort Leavenworth.
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I was told that officers can lift and be really strong, but if they cannot run they are looked upon unfavorably. What are your thoughts on this?

Any history buffs out there that know when/why this started?
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I have just recently got my P status, I'm going to BLC in July, and they are also letting me go to an ASI right after BLC. Which one would you choose for career enhancement and why? Needing some guidance. I'm having to make a decision soon and I'd like some help from anyone that's been to the courses or anyone that's been in for a minute and has career progression advice in regards for certain ASI to take. Any help would be very appreciated. Thanks.
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I'm debating still between Democratic Party or Republican Party. Right now I'm more towards Donald Trump because of the fact that he is different and he makes a lot of good points that I think would make America a better place. We are in debt, we have put ourselves in whole that maybe we need a buisness man to get us out of the huge whole we dug ourselves. There are things I don't agree with him about but what nominee are you going to agree with 100% with what they will do for us.
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I am preparing to speak with employers about the challenges military personnel face as they transition out of the military. I would like to have something fresh rather than what has been reported in the past AND I would like to have something written from those that have transitioned rather than from an article. SO - what would you like for me to tell them about your transition?
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Curious as this has stumped me and I have not found it in DA PAM 600-3 nor NGR 600-101. It was also not clarified by PPOM 16-010 published yesterday.

Typically, I understand that one either attends a BOLC or CCC in order to be branch qualified. In the ARNG, for the purposes of promotion in a 67J position, is completion of the C2F7 (MEDEVAC Doctrine) considered the BQ course? Or, must one finish AV BOLC Ph II and C2F7?
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Does the Army, or really that military in general, follow this mindset? Because it seems like the Army fixes what is NOT broken, and ignores what is. Is my perception skewed here, or am I right?
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I watched Ellen today and her guest said that being married is better for your health than being single. I'm not sure that I believe that. I've been single a long time and despite being lonely from time to time, I prefer it to the bad marriage I was once in.

What do you think? Is having someone in your life better for your health?
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