Posted on Dec 14, 2014
LTC Strategy And Policy Advisor
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How is RallyPoint different in your mind from Facebook, LinkedIn, MilConnect, or other social networking sites?

Personally, I appreciate the closed network of current and former military professionals. Does this limit connections for future employment or enhance better connections?
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CMC Robert Young
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Sir, I maintain a LinkedIn account and find it very helpful with regard to networking outside the military world; however, I find that the support I receive from the military world (RP included) is far more substantial. The military mindset is much more engaged than the civilian world. Our "No one left behind" and "Can do" attitudes make RP a much more robust support mechanism.

My personal observation is that regardless of forum, military members work harder for other military members because we share common ground, heritage, sacrifice, and mentality. I'm fortunate in that several members of my inner circle on RP are also professional connections on LinkedIn.
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MAJ Robert (Bob) Petrarca
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Excellent response CMC Robert Young, I concur.
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Yes very good response CMC Robert Young.
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SFC Dr. Joseph Finck, BS, MA, DSS
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LTC (Join to see) Sir, Recently, I deactivated my Facebook accounts and while I use LinkedIn for employment social media, I do not utilize it the way I do RallyPoint (RP). My finding on RP is we have discussions with others who have similar backgrounds, values, and yet sometimes very different opinions. However, mostly, I see respectful discussions between RP members even if they disagree.

I also very much agree with the closed nature of RP and enjoy that I know I am speaking with verified military professionals.
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I think between you SFC Dr. Joseph Finck, BS, MA, DSS, CMC Robert Young and MAJ Robert (Bob) Petrarca pretty much everything is covered.
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MAJ Robert (Bob) Petrarca
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I do very little on FB anymore, even though I have friended a few folks from RP.
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MAJ Robert (Bob) Petrarca
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Other than people I already know in person on Facebook, there's none I'd care to do more that chat a few words with. Here on the other hand, there's not one person I'm connected with that I wouldn't want to meet in person and have in depth discussions with face to face or here virtually.
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MAJ Robert (Bob) Petrarca Also a very good response from you sir!
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