Posted on Mar 20, 2015
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As you go about your career in life. Do you believe in yourself and what your made up inside? Always be yourself is my belief. I served 25 years and 3 days in the United States Army. I never forget the beliefs, values, norms, morales and ethics that made me the Soldier. I only made Sergeant First Class, but I never compromised my integrity and self-worth for being somebody else. I was always told never forget where you come. Thanks to my parents/family and many leaders/friends in the Army for believing in me and seeing me for myself.
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Amen, SFC (Join to see). What you wrote, the way you've lived your life, will take you far - not only in the military, but in life in general.

It's great to see SMA Dailey say that about being a Soldier.

Although we may not trumpet this every day, I think most SMs and a lot of veterans still live their lives that way -- serving our nation with pride and humility at the same time.

I find it interesting that we get a lot of who we are from our upbringing (at home), but then service in the military shapes who we are and who we will be (for some) for the rest of our lives.
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CW5 (Join to see) well said and eloquently expressed. It hits home as you know being RETIRED and in the civilian world. The work ethic has carried me through the test of time. Going through what I went through the Army has given me a lot of motivation to go the distance.
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SSgt Alex Robinson
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Never forget who you are and where you came from. It's the foundation for success in life.
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SPC Dave St.Andrew
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I have nothing but respect for SMA Dailey, I believe he is much more level headed than SMA Chandler was, and he seems to care about what the troops think. I think reversing the tattoo policy was one of the smartest things he could've done. I would follow that man into battle any day.
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CSM Michael J. Uhlig
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Another key thing to remember is where you started (not only where you came from), the humble beginnings, the struggles as a young Soldier/Sailor/Airman/Marine/Coast Guardsman.

Many times leaders actual forget how it was when they were starting out, it aint always easy, it is very tough especially for those younger service members trying to support a family. And, many leaders do not realize how many service members send money home to help their families! We cannot forget where we started.
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CSM Michael J. Uhlig thanks for the well defined post. This is so true, it's always a challenge in the beginning and when your at the end of your DUTY HONOR COUNTRY. You ask yourself where did the time go. If you stay true to your humble beginnings, its a true pay off when you retire in my opinion.
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