Posted on Jul 24, 2018
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Does anyone have any advice for me being Junior Enlisted showing up to my first duty station? Want to make a good first impression and such.
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-Show up on time or better yet early.
-Make sure your uniform is squared away and have a fresh haircut.
-Use proper customs and courtesies.
-Have multiple copies of your orders.

Those are just a few things off the top off my head, but I'm sure others will add on.
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SPC Combat Medic
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Yes Sir, Thank you for your input sir.
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No problem. One more thing, show up in shape. You might be surprised by how many Soldiers completely stop working out during their post BCT/AIT leave. Showing up and failing your first APFT is a good way to end up on your 1SG's crap list.
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Roger that sir.
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PFC Perry,

Show up with a good attitude, be ready to suck it up and volunteer for everything. Request to go to the Soldier of the Month Boards, attend any schools offered, do SSD 1 and begin attending college so you set yourself apart from your peers. Do not be a "yes man" but do understand your vocabulary only will consist of "Roger, Roger SGT". That being said, good luck and welcome to the best MOS available.

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Yes Sergeant. Thank you Sergeant.
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Demonstrate a desire to learn your job (then remember what they teach you because they will probably quiz you on it later). Make efficient use of your time. If nothing is going on, don't just sit and play on your phone, have study material in your chest or shoulder pockets to pull out and review. Most units have good and bad soldiers, it probably wouldn't hurt to ask your first line supervisor who to emulate and who to stay away from. You will be given most of the crappy details. Do not complain verbally or non-verbally, do what you are told and keep your motivation. When leaders see that you are a good soldier, they should ease off on feeling like they need to treat you like a child (because there are a good number of soldiers that need to be treated that way!) Don't make stupid decisions outside of work that cause your leaders to see you as a liability (ie: getting a DUI, getting arrested, or not taking care of your barracks room). Set goals for yourself of where you want to be in the future. Keep a good attitude and I think you will do just fine.
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Alright, thank you SPC!
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Exactly what I told my son when he went in the Army!
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