Posted on Jun 19, 2017
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CSM Thomas McGarry
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As a retired CSM I will say that one of my pet peeves all my time in the Army was with those who stated that something was "against regulation" when in fact they didn't know or were wrong. One of the great things I find with the internet is that regardless of rank you can usually find what in fact the Reg is along with all kinds of other info on awards etc. One word of caution however is to be sure you are viewing the latest version of the regulation as they do change!!
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SSgt Wallace Smith
SSgt Wallace Smith
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It does we did it at Crete to prove when we ironed and starched the uniform you leave a great thermal image vs just a light press with an iron
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MSG Anthony Clayton
MSG Anthony Clayton
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Is this regulation and a foreign country where they don't want to endanger the welfare of the soldier. If it's in the United States I think the CSM it's totally wrong. The military is allowed too many civilians to control with the military does that has never served in the military. The military is turning into a woke military.
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MSG Pat SingR
MSG Pat SingR
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If it didn't feel right --don't do it.
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CSM William Payne
CSM William Payne
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I’m in Kuwait, 2006, getting ready to ship north into Iraq. Out of the cleaners comes a SGM carrying several sets of freshly starched ACUs. . . WTF??!! Now we had just made the conversion from DCUs to ACU when we were deployed. I asked him why he had his ARMY COMBAT UNIFORM starched? He said it was on the orders of the Camp Mayor. He didn’t want his Soldiers looking like a soup sandwich. Me and the Camp Mayor had an interesting conversation before I departed.
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SFC Michael Hasbun
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Not even a little bit.. some CSM's tend to equate their preferences for doctrine...
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MSgt Marvin Kinderknecht
MSgt Marvin Kinderknecht
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I am afraid you are right. I know a kid who misses\d "roll call" and was court martialed. He beat the trail because they had the wrong charged. They got him later for an unbuttoned shirt.DON"T EVER PROVE A SUPERIOR WRONG. Although I did chew out a Captain because he went against my decision. I promptly went out and put the aircraft on a RED CROSS.
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SFC John Shively
SFC John Shively
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I always would look from who the information came.
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SSG Gregg Mourizen
SSG Gregg Mourizen
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MSgt Marvin Kinderknecht - You can prove a superior wrong, if you do it correctly. Sadly, not every superior can be corrected, correctly.
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CPO Larry Cowden
CPO Larry Cowden
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MSgt J D McKee - I encountered a similar but altogether environment! There is a DEEP divide between the submarine vs Surface vs Air fleets. A divide beyond being anything close to professionalism! I first qualified Submarine Surface Warfare. That entitled me to wear the SSW "Dolphins". Later I was transferred to the Surface Fleet. I made CPO, E-7, based on qualifying for Enlisted Surface Warfare. I was sent to a Submarine Electronics training school as an instructor. I continued to wear both pins on my uniform. The SSW above the ESW as stipulated. The CO of Sub School commenced an undocumented personal attack on me for my ESW pin despite Naval uniform regulations that followed me to my next command with both a personal call to my next CO and negative evals I did not deserve! That blocked any future advancement no matter how well I performed. Today, I would still have decked that CO into total disability for life! It left a very bad lasting impression on the ability of any senior officers to function without personal bias against any enlisted personnel whenever they wanted too without question! I have seen too many other cases where this also applied during my time in service! I am still proud of my qualifications. But I would NEVER degrade or denigrate ANYONE under my command for qualifying across the board like I was subjected too!
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1SG Claims Assistant
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There is a saying in the Army:
Rock, paper, rank.
Guess which one wins?
I'd suggest finding a different hill to die on.
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CW3 Supply Systems Technician
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The officer that approve the regulations
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SFC Information Technology Specialist
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I always liked to call Rank, Private, Scissors.
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SPC John Tacetta
SPC John Tacetta
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It should go "rank, rank, rank"!
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MSgt J D McKee
MSgt J D McKee
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That is funny. And true in it's entirety.
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