Posted on Jul 18, 2015
1LT Otis R.
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As an LT myself I got very lucky to have had some great NCO to guide me. Even then, I had some "learning" experiences.
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Capt Seid Waddell
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I was fortunate to have a good NCOIC in my first assignment. He would come into my office and outline a problem on the land test ranges and ask me what I wanted him to do. I would tell him, and he would say "Right away sir", and head for the door. Then he would pause, turn around and say "If we do that and this happens, what then?" I hadn't considered that, and would change the order appropriately.

Later I would find out that he had already taken that second action days before, but he wanted me to tell him to do the right thing for the right reason. My NCOIC saved me from myself on any number of occasions as he trained me, and I will forever be grateful to him for that; I learned a lot about leadership from him.

48 years later, we are still in contact.
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COL Charles Williams
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How about the LT, who found an extra yellow smoke grenade is one of his platoon's 113s and instead of wasting time to turn it in... he figured he would just pop it and get rid of it. I believe the troop commander and squadron commander were in the motor pool before the smoke cleared... Wait... they were... because I was there too... Seemed smart at the time I pulled the pin...
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1LT Otis R.
1LT Otis R.
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...in ROTC a cadet mistook a CS for smoke....surprise MOP drill!!!
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COL Charles Williams
COL Charles Williams
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SSG Marc Wagner - No one really asked why....
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CSM Charles Hayden
CSM Charles Hayden
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COL Charles Williams They all knew you were a LT!
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PO1 Orlando Miller
PO1 Orlando Miller
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You made my day COL.....
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After coming off the road in Kabul, Afghanistan we were behind another convoy at the clearing barrels. My vehicle pulled up to the clearing barrell next to the last vehicle in the first convoy. Next to me was an Army LT trying unsuccessfully to clear his weapon. Everytime he would pull back his charging handle a bullet would fly out and hit the ground. Of course like a good NCO I let this go on for a few more times for my amusement before I leaned over and said, "sir don't forget to eject your magazine." He was embarrassed but thanked me, finished properly clearing his weapon and left. We had a good laugh back at the shop.
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