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I plan on pursuing a career in Law Enforcement, and then hopefully joining the FBI. So I assumed a 31B would be the best bet for me, unless anyone knows something better
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I'm sure most if not all of you are aware of the shooting that happened on 14 February 2018 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Where the assailant, one Nikolas Cruz, murdered 17 students and wounded another 15.

One student in particular was 15 year old JROTC Cadet Peter Wang, who unconfirmed at this time was promoted to Cadet Corporal on the day of the incident.

Cadet Wang was reported as holding the door for his fellow students to escape rather than escaping himself, and was shot and killed in the process.

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Cadet Peter Wang was buried today, 20 February 2018 and was accepted Posthumously as a West Point Cadet in the Class of 2025 and was awarded the JROTC Medal of Heroism by the Department of the Army.
Cadet Wang was buried in his JROTC Uniform with his medal, the family was given a keepsake medal and the certificate from West Point.

There have been calls for Cadet Wang to receive a Military Funeral for his actions. There are mixed feelings regarding this as Cadet Wang was a member of his High Schools JROTC and not part of the Army ROTC or the Army.

Would it be more prudent to posthumously award Cadet Wang something like the Presidential Citizens Medal for his act of heroism since he is not a member of the Armed Forces?
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Soldiers will tell leaders what they want to hear as opposed to what they need to hear saying that everything is good only to hear through the grapevine that said Soldier hates their current situation. As leaders, what has proven effective for you to help improve your Soldier’s outlook to the their job and the Army.
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For me I am most proud to wear the American Flag!
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With Veteran's Day just passing, how do you feel about spousal dependents getting free perks (Meals, Discounts, Etc.) that are meant for Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard and Veterans?
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Backstory: I joined the National Guard as an Infantryman as a high school junior, I got injured at basic, since I didn't have much time to recover in time to complete training. So I got discharged from the Guard until I healed, which I did, and I'm ready to get back into the grind and go active duty instead of NG as I'm about to graduate high school. I consider other MOS's after I got back, but I've still been thinking Infantry, and no offense to non-infantry service members, but I can't bring myself to be anything other than Infantry. I still want to be an Infantryman through and through, no doubt.

The issue I ran into is that my Dad and I briefly talked about it today, and I mentioned reenlisting as an 11b to him, and he asked me to clarify if I was talking about the NG or active duty. I said active duty, and he called it a crap job in his words. He didn't give his reasoning behind it. He said I should become an MP or Mechanic (two of the jobs I mention to him before) if I go active duty.
I know it's ultimately my decision, and I have my reasons to join as an Infantryman, but how do you deal with parents that don't want you to go Infantry?
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ALL New Connections - Back by Popular Demand! I'm still receiving some great photos from all you RP Members. THANKS!

Keep them coming!

All you photogenic military personnel out there in RP Land let’s have a little photo session just to lighten it up today! Share the first photograph or the earliest photograph of yourself when you entered the military and tell us the date of the photo.

I'll start with Private Burroughs in 1975 at Fort Leonard Wood, MO & end with Colonel Mikel in 2005!
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What's the consensus on dependents using rank based reserved parking at exchanges/commissaries? I believe these spots are supposed to be used by the member to rapidly get in/out of a store and get back to work, not as a RHIP reward. To me, it smacks of dependents "wearing" their sponsor's rank.
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Does general military authority allow a Specialist to require a Private to stand at parade rest for them? There was a previous thread discussing whether a Private should automatically stand at parade rest for a Specialist, but I've seen Specialists over the years tell Privates to stand at parade rest when talking to them. Can Specialists do this? It seems like an abuse of general military authority to me.
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The Bar to Reenlistment is an excellent rehabilitative tool when used correctly. I see it as a useful way to separate those who are willing to put in the work from those who just hope to skate by until the next PCS. I am sure every one of us has encountered a Soldier that has gotten by doing less than the minimum for so long they don't even know what right looks like anymore. In my experience, I haven't had a single Commander willing to go through with a bar even in cases where it was required by regulation. Is it a familiarity issue, or just too much work?
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My PLT SGT is making my life hell. He is overly familiar, inept in every way, has zero respect for boundaries. He
msgs me to discuss his marital issues, sends long voice messages asking for advice on weekends. He's an E6. I'm a SPC(P). Ive reported him and told him to stop. Ive explained professionalism. Nothing is done. Army specifics I can use to put an end to this once and for all?
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Are you able to write letters or get letter during Basic?
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I am a Senior Airman (E-4). I have been in the Air National Guard, full time, for 5 years. I am currently deployed. My direct leadership makes decisions, such as having us pressure wash asphalt, mop concrete, and sweep sand in the desert, that I have difficulty comprehending, especially in a deployed environment. This has happened, almost always, at the direct detriment to doing my actual job and supporting our mission. To me, this does not make sense.
When I politely question my immediate supervisor, I am told that we are, "just polishing a turd," and that it is out of his control. This is after he tells me to ask why I am doing something when I am told to do, well, something that seems asinine.
One of the roles of NCO's outlined in the Enlisted Force Structure instruction is to support and explain the decisions of leadership. The same goes for SNCO's. However, this whole situation seems like absolute nonsensical madness to me.
Am I losing my mind? Am I being too sensitive? What are some tips, tricks, and methods I could use to better understand their reasoning?
There is more to the situation, however, this aspect concerns me the most.
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