Posted on Jan 17, 2014
SGT Tony Lee Hamilton
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I know that I learned many in my short 7 years and I am interested in what lesson that You all consider the most important that You have learned while in the Military.
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LTC Barry Hull
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Everything is life can be taken from you...your job, your money, your wife, your life..... except one thing and that is your integrity. No one can take your integrity from you. It can only be given away and only by you. Guard it as your post precious possession of all. It is all you really own.
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No matter how you act, no matter how you treat others, no matter what you say, no matter what you do, there are going to be some people who are just not going to like you, and there's nothing you can do about that.

Some of them will outrank you and go out of their way to make your life miserable, just because.
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I got you chief. I have seen this happen to others. Someone once openly displayed a strong hatred towards someone else simply because of his accent and made no attempt at hiding it.
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SGT Craig Northacker
SGT Craig Northacker
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I used to fight bogus Article 15 contests by local company commanders. I was never invited over for dinner...
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CW3 J.D. Walker,
I got your six Chief Warrant Officer Walker. It is true that no matter what you do or how you do it there's always someone who wants to belittle you or just plain outright ignore you. It doesn't matter if they're senior to you or junior. I had my ups and down in the Marine Corps but when it comes full circle and believe me it will, you will just laugh at it and move on. I had mentioned this before that a good friend of mine was an Limited Duty Officer, a Captain who once told me...Jim when you put that Warrant Officer rank on you will have battles every now and then. But remember this "Don't fight Battles that you can't win because you never will. Good sound advice that had paid dividends on my career. Mike G., wherever you are thanks man.
Semper Fidelis,
Gunner Kaupe
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CPT Gurinder (Gene) Rana
CPT Gurinder (Gene) Rana
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Chiefs Walker & Kaupe; your words are so true. It is not far-fetched to conclude that a superior officer hated his understudy or his junior, if evidence is there to support it. Likewise; it is not alien to conclude that a superior officer ordered and conducted an MHE/EMHE against his subordinate, in reprisal, for blowing the whistle. The trauma that the subordinate faces is not realized, because it is perceived that superiors are not lying or falsifying the record in reprisal too.

Change is a must...
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CSM Michael J. Uhlig
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NEVER issue a mission without the resources to accomplish it!
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FN Charlie Spivey
FN Charlie Spivey
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Being Coast Guard, we went with what we had and usually it wasn't enough, but we made do. We had a small number of personnel, running various types of missions, over a large area, and in my time, some deployed to Vietnam ( myself included ). I can remember doing bubble gum and baling wire repairs, because we didn't have the parts. Things would go OOC, but not for long before they were back on line. Did make life interesting though trying to figure out how to get something back up ( in some cases there was some rudundancy, but not many ) when there were no new parts.
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LCpl Steve Smith
LCpl Steve Smith
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We know that Top, It's The people on the Hill that don't lol B.G.W. every time.
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SGT Linda Moss
SGT Linda Moss
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or knowing how do to it with what you have .. Some time being in the National Guard we did not have all the thing we wanted or needed. We learned to work around that and get the job done
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