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If a profile says that "soldier performs exercises at own pace and distance" what exactly constitutes an exercise? Is rucking considered to be an exercise in this case where it's otherwise not specified? I only ask because I have a hard time keeping up and end up falling out, I'm not trying to avoid rucking, but merely trying to avoid "lack of motivation" counselings because I end up falling out because of my condition
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Soon I will become a Senior NCO and there are things we do in the Army that I never either understood or agreed with. I have sat in on a few boards and over and over see soldiers and NCO's stressed out about answering questions about NBC, preventing shock, and shouting the Soldiers & NCO Creeds. What are we promoting when we highlight a soldier who can memorize a few questions yet cant perform MOS
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How should a situation in the MCX about wearing a cover in the building be handled properly?

NEITHER MYSELF OR MY WIFE ARE IN THE HABIT OF TELLING A LIE OR MAKING UP A STORY - IT HAPPENED! FOCUS ON THE QUESTION - NOT WETHER YOU BELIEVE THE INCIDENT HAPPENED OR NOT!

RP Members was this handled properly by the Junior Officer, SgtMaj, or the mother? What would you have done?

THIS WAS A REAL SITUATION THAT TOOK PLACE YESTERDAY 12/30/2015 - NO BS!

If anything, I thoroughly enjoyed the story and my wife called me at home immediately following the incident - she knew I would enjoy hearing about it. I just said, "that SgtMaj owns that young Marine!"

RP Members this one comes from the wife that works at Camp Pendleton, CA Marine Base in the MCX.

A young Marine was in the check-out line with his mother and "CORRECTION" (put his cover on inside!) He was approached by another Marine (Junior Officer) and asked to remove the cover. Immediately the young Marine took up the defensive and asked the junior officer "who the F*** are you?" The Junior Officer then got into the young Marine's face and told him to have some respect and remove the cover - it escalated into a shouting match in the check-out line in the MCX. Coming from the back of the store there was a loud roar from a Sergeant Major in the Marines (built like a tank according to the wife). He bellowed, "both of you shut your mouth there are families in here!" The MCX went silent and several employees and Marines hit the deck (no kidding). The SgtMaj came to the front and grabbed the young Marine the by collar escorting him out of the MCX with the Marine's mother yelling, "don't touch my boy!"

Any extra duty in this Marine's future?
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So I saw my first military poser today at Wal-Mart of all places. Had Army ACUs, popped collar, what looked like a white turtleneck and Doc Marten's boots, patrol cap on indoors, no name tapes anywhere, Marine Corps Globe-and-Anchor on his pc, no unit patches and an American flag patch with no stars. I asked him what unit he was in, he responded with being an E-7 petty officer in the Navy.

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What are you doing individually or within your group or command to continue your growth as a leader?

When you transition what will you do to continue that development? If you have transitoned already what are you doing now?

Does is stop because you have left the military
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Remember to keep it professional. We can fill in the blanks if needed.
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Is it really quotas in disguise? Is there a way to implement it without discrimination towards non-minorities?

Can anyone tell me what good comes from this legislation Today?
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RP Members and Connections who have you inspired lately or in the past, mentored (or still mentoring), or coached to the next level of their Career?

Each of us has worked with many individuals (as leaders) to get them to the next level - Tell us about what you've done and where that individual is today?

I've been mentoring a young Captain since 2005, who deployed with my Brigade in 2005, and who I continue to mentor, be there as a sounding post, and inspire him to reach for the highest levels today. He is now a Lieutenant Colonel and still going strong! There are many others and some here on RallyPoint that I'm workign with today!
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I do not know where the Christmas stocking tradition originated; but, as a child I was very thankful to find lots of small toys and edible candy in my stocking Christmas morning.
I think the tradition may have come from saint Nicholas who gave gifts to the poor of his time.
Gift-giving is clearly associated with Christ who blessed us by becoming Immanuel and through the Holy Spirit we are given gifts and bless others and are in turn blessed by others.
I am glad as I expect most children are that the "stockings" are so much bigger than most people's feet. :-)
Do you have a Christmas stocking tradition in your family?
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What would you do if some loud-mouth moron tried to publicly "out" you for "Stolen Valor" because they didn't believe you ever served?
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Your unit is conducting a military ball. The senior leader says she wants 100 percent participation. The event is a formal and tickets are $20 to $40. You are new - brand new to the unit. You are an E-4 and don't have the money to attend until you are paid again. Can a supervisor force a subordinate to buy a ticket, have her dry clean her dress uniform, and attend the ball, and try to have a good time? Would she be treated differently if she respectfully refused?
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RP Members and Connections do you agree or disagree with the message

"Do you believe that fighting through the bad days will earn you some of the best days of your life?"

I believe and I will always practice this until my days are done!

Here's a little motivational message for those individuals that are having a bad day, week, month, year, or even several years. Check this out!


"Sometimes you wake up in the morning ready to take on the day. You have your batteries charged, your motor is revved up and ready to go. Then without warning, a rough wind blows misfortune your way and all the sudden you feel like you just want to crawl back into bed and escape the world for the rest of the day.

It’s easy to find yourself down with a sudden change. It’s easy to long this day to end and a new one to begin. Nevertheless, your perfect morning will one day return. You just have to weather the storm until then. For in order to enjoy a beautiful day, you have to know what it’s like to live through a terrible one. That is how appreciation is built. Without appreciation, we can never truly enjoy the wonderful things life has to offer.

Don’t take a dark day as a c completely negative experience. That darkness will show you so much. I t will show you how to preserve, how to hope and how to get through difficult situations. It takes some dark days to build a bright future.

Not every day is going to be perfect nor will it be easy. That’s’ okay. Those tough days are part of life. Without them, life would be boring and dull. The World would be one predictable re-run that’s repeated day after day. But you don’t have to repeat the darkest days of your life. You just have to learn from the and use each one to build, enjoy and appreciate all the bright days that await you."

365 Daily PEP Talks by Neil Coffman
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So, I have a conditional realease filled out from all appropriate enlisted and commissioned soldiers in my chain of command that it needs to be signed by. However the active duty Army recruiter who was working on my packet seems to have disappeared. Would I be able to join another branch like the airforce with a conditional release form?
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Single soldiers are required to live in the barracks and eat DFAC food. A married soldier gets BAH, BAS, Family Separation Pay while TDY or deployed, and generally enjoy a far higher quality of life. If both soldiers do the same job, are the same MOS, same rank, have the same Time in Service, and Time in Grade, what makes the single soldier worth less to the Army?
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