Posted on Nov 29, 2020
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Example, certain amount of time between work, soldiers have rights to grab a food to eat
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MAJ Armored Combat Command Commander
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Are you missing meals? I must confess as a commander I never did look up regulations for meals because it was very important to me that soldiers would not miss meals. I was angry if soldiers missed meals. There was no compromise in regards to the topic.
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A1C Michael Beal
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Good on you, Major!
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MAJ Armored Combat Command Commander
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A1C Michael Beal - I don't like working on an empty stomach either!
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Lt Col Scott Shuttleworth
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When u signed up you signed up to eat, sleep, walk, talk, shoot and shit like a US Soldier...that means you do all the above when you are told to do so....NOW...having been a commander I always allowed my troops to eat when it was chow time with a reasonable time to choke it down and get back on the mission...they eat, then ops o, then top then me! This ain't a four star restaurant for you to sit and enjoy a meal with a glass of wine...that is on your time...when you are on the job, eat and move out!
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SMSgt Lawrence McCarter
SMSgt Lawrence McCarter
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SFC (Join to see) - No, He was doing what I also had done and anyone that is so self serving as to prevent others from eating because they took so long I have no tolerance for. Its simple also, they may have to be fed but if they couldn't cooperate they would NOT get to go to the Mess hall but be brought a box lunch, if available or C Rations etc. Yes, they will be fed in one manner or the other, abuse the system and that CANNOT be allowed.
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SGT Dan Wirtz
SGT Dan Wirtz
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C-Rats! LMAO! Most of the folks on here have never had C-Rats. You are showing your age SFC, as am I.
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SGT Lisa Turner
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SGT Dan Wirtz C-Rats were much better than the first version of MRE's.
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SGT Dan Wirtz
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SGT Lisa Turner - I have to disagree with you there SGT, but almost all the C-rats I had were from the Vietnam era and I was in 83-93. so we were eating 10-15 year old C-rats, they may have been better when they were fresher
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3 hots and a cot. If you're lucky. As long as you're in formation after chow, your chow time is on you. Except in the field, and in other cases. Look at the tent cities in garrison 100 years ago, and you might realize progress since then. We never screwed with a Marine's chow, mail, pay, or liberty except for hard cases. Bread and water in the brig, and pay is screwed due to legal actions, but they still rated mail and Command visitation. Even religious services and medical were off-limits in garrison while on restriction.

Edit: Did you ever eat duck? When you're told chow will be quick, so you hopefully keep your mouth shut, eat what you can until time runs out, and head for the scullery on command. If you're the "hatch body" you might get a wish sandwich, depending on how quick the line moves. Not the rule though, and it's all for a purpose. If someone is screwing with your chow time, use your Chain of Command, unless you are to blame.
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