Posted on Dec 1, 2021
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I say it is. The message is, you are not worthy of the time it would take me to type your surname. Thoughts?
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SFC Observer   Controller/Trainer (Oc/T)
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Much like every military question, there's already a doctrinal answer in the regulations.
Please see AR 600-20, 1–7. Military grade and rank, Table 1-1 (Title of Adress for each rank/grade).
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SSG Bill McCoy
SSG Bill McCoy
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MSgt Nancy Wilson - Understand what you say, but no one can know every reg. Whatever the reg is, not knowing it isn't horrible - that's why they're available - in print in my day; online these days.
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MSgt Nancy Wilson
MSgt Nancy Wilson
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I get you -- all I am saying is that the hearts and minds of people can not be regulated.
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MSgt Nancy Wilson the regulations are supposed to be the foundation of our knowledge as NCO's and Officers.
If you don't know the regulatory guidance, you're failing your subordinates and the minimum standard expected of all leaders.
Knowing the regs is the basics that everything else is built off of.
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MSgt Nancy Wilson - When was referring to the written and established guidance considered a failure. Failure is the refusal and inability to look for the proper answer.
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SFC Ralph E Kelley
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Depends on if it is Professional Contact Email or a personal email - same rules as sending a letter. the tone of the letter is key. Are they saying, "Great Job" or "You're Poopiehead"?
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MSgt Steven Holt, NRP
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I would say it depends on the tone of the message. If the message is formal/professional and I have not established a working relationship with the individual, I usually default to the "formal" approach (as in SSgt Soandso or A1C Whatstheirname). If it is someone I've known for a while, I might go with the less formal "SGT, PFC, A1C, SRA" depending on the purpose of the communication.

When in doubt, I always opt for the more professional/formal approach.
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SSG Bill McCoy
SSG Bill McCoy
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MSgt Steven Hold, NRP:
Agree; but the opening should be by rank & name, I'd think ... as this reply. Then if an informal contact, just rank is okay. Know what I mean, MSgt?
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Regards,
SSG Whoever
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MSgt Steven Holt, NRP
MSgt Steven Holt, NRP
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SSG Bill McCoy - Touché! And well played! I didn't follow my own advice.
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