Posted on Apr 2, 2019
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We are an Area Clearance PLT, I have both 12B and 12N attached. I'm thinking of something along the lines of 'To clear, blast, and build' but open to ideas. Additionally, I would like a Plt name that doesn't come right from a basic training name (Bayonets, Apaches, Rough Riders etc)
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1LT William Clardy
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Have you asked your non-coms for ideas, 1LT (Join to see)?
Regardless of whether it's snarky or earnest, as CPT Ray Gilmore says, it should be something which means at least as much to the platoon as to the BBIC (Butter Bar In Command).
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CPT Ray Gilmore
CPT Ray Gilmore
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1LT William Clardy blunt, maybe, honest yes, snarky no.

It is for the service members in the platoon...... not the platoon leader.

Let them be part of the decision, I had no choice in the "Hell Fish" I inherited it.... but they loved it, so why change it.
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CPT Ray Gilmore
CPT Ray Gilmore
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Straight up, in earnest.
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LTC Jason Mackay
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Have you looked at the unit lineage? CMOH has resources for both mottos and nicknames.
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CPT Ray Gilmore
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We were the "Fighting Hell Fish".... Grandpa Simpsons Unit. B/2E/2ID.

And Team9805 was "Team Old School", because our Team Leader, came out of retirement to be a combat advisor... after starting his career in Vietnam.....

"EOBC" was "Breach Kill"

It doesn't have to be anything meaningful, to anyone other than your unit....

It can be an inside joke, it can attempt to be intimidating, it can be what you want it to be.
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