Posted on Mar 22, 2015
SSG Platoon Sergeant
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Army battle readiness
This is a statement with questions added, this is NOT to offend anyone regardless of rank, age, gender, or portion of service (combative, non-combative) it is merely to inspire insightful comments and keep our force members thinking in to a dawn of a new era of combat. keep comments clean and professional, you may pull something good from this conversation or be able to give some good information out.



How are you planning for another war, with the brink of it coming full scale again many choose to ignore this growing threat. How do you feel about non-combat arms in all branches forgetting their core factor that no matter what job you have you are a "Soldier", "Marine", "Airman", and Sailor first and foremost. many forget this because they have desk jobs while other keep
themselves constantly trained. We need now more than ever with the growing threats and the digital age to keep our borders and those of our allies safe from opposition. I have personally seen individual NCOs in all of the different branches feel the need to be lazy and not take time to do sergeants time training while these instances may be contained to certain individuals we do not need that mentality in the military, we are the forefront of our country and it's defense and must never forget that. A quote comes to mind “Somewhere he is out there training while I am not, and when we meet, he will win.”

If we don't make sure all juniors are trained properly we lose our edge and in the end anyone can lose a battle no matter the scale if they don't keep their skills properly honed. I say damn the sequestration, we must not pull small arguments such as the m855 v.s. the m855a1 or other simple matters such as uniforms we need training and to make sure it is disseminated at all levels. There is NO EXCUSE for Officers, NCOs, and juniors that choose not to or will not do their job they need to be sent on their way if they refuse to do their basic duties as such same of all ranks and branches. It has shamed me to see some non-combat arm individuals upset because they had to go to a range day or for some they are afraid of shooting, allowing a decline in their skills for proficiency. (Again mind you these are isolated cases, however I am sure there are more out there.) do you run through all of your warrior tasks and battle-focused drills each year? I want to hear from others on this matter and see where they stand.
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I give a damn about budget "cuts" that actually make the Defense budget bigger.
I do care that it gets squandered on nonsense like $300/gallon bio-jet fuel.

I don't need mountains of money to train Soldiers. I do need time. In my mind the biggest travesty is how much time I have to spend on mandatory crap that makes someone feel better that they did something in the aftermath of the latest screw up.

We need to pay attention to stuff that is important.
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1SG (Join to see) Some very good points, money is not a necessity to train it can be beneficial, but very true not necessary. I agree the funding is important and forgive my wording I meant damn the budget cuts not if we were to acquire additional funds, many people forget that when you take away from our funds you take away from our preparedness whether it is buying a new RQ11B or a new patriot missle.
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COL Charles Williams
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I have passed the torch... So my USR is rating is T4, S4, R4...
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LTC Peter Hartman
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Me too. My retirement is pending.
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