Posted on Jul 17, 2019
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I hear all kinds of crazy tales from people about what they bring to staff duty.. I plan on bringing a book..
Dos and Don'ts, help!
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SFC Observer   Controller/Trainer (Oc/T)
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Bring what ever you can to keep yourself away without annoying your Staff Duty NCO.
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Sergeant I have no doubt he doesn't want to be bothered by a Joe haha Thanks!
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You should know the NCO that will be the Staff Duty NCO for the day with you. I would be asking them what they recommend, and specifically what they forbid. A book should not be a problem, but I've known NCO's who do not allow their runners to bring anything with them that is not work or educational in nature. As in, if the runner was not working on correspondence courses or SD1 then they were not to bring a computer, or if it wasn't a field manual or some other official Army document they didn't need to be reading it. Most NCO's aren't that strict, but you never know and that's why you should ask. Also, expect to be awake for 24+ hours so if you do not live in the barracks I would highly recommend you arrange a way to not drive yourself home afterwords.
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Thank you Sergeant!
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SGT John Ball
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I would usually allow a soldier to bring a book to duty. Reading is educational if you think about it and I always allowed it unless they have me a reason not too. It was a long duty and being rigid just added to more stress.
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I brought a BBQ grill a couple times.
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Sir, I only wish that were an option for me haha
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