Posted on Apr 5, 2022
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I'm interested in a warrant officer perspective but all input and experience is helpful. For the sake of specificity let's say it's a Combat Sustainment Support Battalion.
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Chief, the difference per cultural standpoint is that you will be Full Time Staff for Reserve and/or Guard units. Which in itself has many cultural differences when compared to Active Duty. Instead of working with the same people all day every day, you work with a limited number of folks every day and the rest sporadic times to include phone calls and once a month. It's the mentality that is the cultural difference that I have seen between them.
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MAJ Ken Landgren
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Edited 8 mo ago
I was active duty and worked with the NG for two years.

- Some AGR worked hard.
- Some did not work. As an example, an E-7 was the bookkeeper for our unit account. She gave the books to me and said I don't know how to balance a checkbook. I was disgusted.
- AT can be fun although I thought I might lose a rank as female soldiers in bikinis drank and used the slip n slide.
- There is hypocrisy. We were told to drive our military vehicles to AT. As an AD soldier going in a convoy means that I will ride in the convoy. All the f@cking officers drove their POVs to AT. I was pissed.
- There is definitely nepotism.
- Sometimes coordinating with soldiers was difficult because the Friday night meetings before drill decisions are made.
- The unit told me to write my own award when I PCSed. I told myself screw that. If they can't write an award, then I guess I don't deserve one.
- Obviously some people were promoted who did not deserve it, but the flipside was I was able to go to the COL to promote an AGR soldier who was a stud.
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MAJ Ken Landgren
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I will give input later.
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