Posted on Sep 18, 2013
CPT Aaron Kletzing
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Here are a few for starters:
(1) This is a great assignment. If you don't take it right now, someone else will.
(2) A Pentagon assignment would be a great career move. (3) A TRADOC assignment will make your career.
(4) I don't have a choice. They really need combat veterans in Korea.
(5) If you take this job, I will guarantee your next assignment.
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1LT Executive Officer
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"There's no one else in the entire Army who meets the requirement for this assignment."  Turns out, that was not true.
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SFC Observer   Controller/Trainer (Oc/T)
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I got that one too =)
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SSG Alleria S.
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"Why are you calling here?! You take the assignment you've been given. Call a second time and we'll contact your CSM."
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SSG Jason Penn
SSG Jason Penn
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Pulled out of BNCOC (now known as ALC) to deploy to Iraq. Branch Manager told me that the unit requested me by name. What a lie, because I never knew any of them and they weren't expecting me when I joined them in Iraq.
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MAJ Health Services Materiel Officer
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It seems that you have had a love/hate relationship with your Assignment Manager. Some good and bad things I have heard from both my Assignments Manager and Branch Chief are:1) "Love the one your with." Just because an assignment is not your favorite, do you best. You are graded on how well you do a job regardless of how much you like it. Not everyone can get their dream assignment every time.2) Your ORB is critical. Keep it updated, when considering officers for key or hot assignments the first thing we look at is your ORB. If it's not up-to-date we move to the next officer.3) Aide-de-Camp jobs are far and few in-between. If the opportunity arises, take it!4) Ensure you seek broadening assignments. Working outside your field every once in a while is good for your career.Here are some bad ones:1) You don't need a deployment or deployment experience to get promoted.2) You don't need joint experience until you are a Field Grade: (In my opinion Joint Service benefits officers at any rank)
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CPT Joshua Hill
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1) Your record is strong, it can "survive" this (branch immaterial) assignment straight out of OAC
2) Only the strongest officers get selected for this type of assignment... the next week - this program is not meeting the Army's needs, so it is being canceled, right after your class...
3) Yes, the rest of your OAC class is going straight to CAS3, but it is critical you get to your assignment, but we will get you a slot as soon a possible (knew that was BS)... 2 years later, oh wait, you haven't been to CAS3 yet??? That kinda messes up that assignment you wanted / I promised you...
4) Yeah, I know this other guy wants the assignment I'm giving you, and you want the one I'm giving him, and you are probably a better fit for, but I'm not going to change it, and no I'm not going to tell you why...
5) Sure, you will get another shot at a command within your branch (that has limited command positions) after you have had a branch immaterial one... followed by sure you will get considered for a within branch BN level command after not having a Co grade command within your branch...
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