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CAPT Kevin B.
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Interesting things on process. What's missing is the "why". What are you trying to accomplish and for what reason? You don't have to tell me, but a good CoC will want to filter on that to evaluate person-job-capability and likelihood of success parameters. BTW, tilting towards stuck in a rut, generically want something more meaningful, etc. tend to be nonstarters. I had my staff look at this stuff in filling a need and a positive thing for both the command and SMs long game. After all, you want something, but have to sell it. BTW, if you're not a good writer, stay away from the nasty Admin or JAGMAN investigations.
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LTC Jason Mackay
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It is common for officers to write letters of introduction to brigade or battalion commanders. One page max. See the thread on RP on how to write one. Target it for your CSM.

Option 2. Get your ERB cleaned up, write down a synopsis of where your career stands (NCOES, last three jobs, what you think might be next, your goals), schedule an office call with your CSM before you get released from in processing, and gain his advice. It puts you on the radar for assignment/development lets the CSM put you somewhere he needs help and sets conditions for your career. Then follow through violently with your shot.
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LTC Jason Mackay
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SSG (Join to see) - some items to think about:
Your next board and when does it convene
NCOES completed vs incomplete. What's next?
NCOERs going into the board
A narrative f what you have done so far to go along with the ERB
Where you are at on your timeline out of the professional time line out of the reg.
Your goals over the next couple years.
Also has key family timings like kids grades/ages. Spouse timeline.

Officers often have a score card, tailored for each boss they have, that shows all this on one page graphically. If I can find one, I'll post it
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Good advice Sir. If you don't mind, can you link the disscussion you referenced here? It would be helpful for the next person who comes along.
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LTC Jason Mackay - Help us make it better (suggestions please!)
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SGT Felicia King
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Contact your branch manager. Usually worked in the past.
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Rgr! I did contact my branch manager. That landed me in Germany.
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SGT Felicia King
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SSG (Join to see) - don't you know a senior NCO or officer in the battalion or brigade? If you're squared away and there's an assignment they should help you out.
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I do know a couple of Sm's in the battalion. I just wanted to avoid going that route of being in the "good ol boy" system. Not saying its a bad thing. I just like asking questions on here because you get so many different approaches and views on whatever you need to know. I would have never thought to write an introduction letter.
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