Posted on Apr 19, 2014
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LTC Jason Strickland
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If you've gone through the appropriate training/schooling, it's seems only justified to be awarded the instructor badge. While we need to maintain some exclusivity for earning the badge, we also need to acknowledge those who have completed the appropriate level of training.
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SFC(P) Asih8 Wheeled Vehicle Recovery Instructor/Writer
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Sir I completely agree with you. I think now this will become another reason why some NCOs will hide from instructing at MOS producing schools. Which will start to deteriorate our learning institutions. Just my 2 cents worth!
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SSG(P) Matthew Bisbee
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I have been a classroom teacher at the high school level in the past and know how difficult an instructor's job is. This said, I think ALL MOSQ and NCOES (and other) instructors should be awarded the instructor badge as a temporary badge that can only be worn while serving in the instructor position (much like the career counselor badge was when I was a unit retention NCO). We are getting too award happy. If we keep on this same track, our uniforms will start to resemble that of the Boy Scouts with badges for everything we do.
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SSG(P) Matthew Bisbee
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I do want to make myself clearly understood. I have every respect for those that take the tough jobs in teaching soldiers. I am just concerned with the proliferation of badges, medals, and other awards in the United States military.
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Agreed!!
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SFC Siva Williams
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I taught at the AMEDD NCO Academy for three years (98-01). We were SGLs and used small group methodology. The other instructors on Fort Sam team taught. I had 10+ hours of contact time with my small group. I was their only instructor until they went to another phase or graduated. The AIT instructors might teach 3 to 4 classes a week while we taught everything. The Drills and the AIT instructors didn't have nearly the contact time that we did. Our positions were recognizes as the most challenging instructor slots in the AMEDD. We couldn't get AIT instructors to come over because "we worked to hard". I don't have a problem with a badge for NCOES SGLs. They are a cut above the rest.
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I think it depends on where you instructed at. I was an AIT instructor and we started the morning doing PT with the Soldiers, marched them to chow, monitored them during lunch and had them from day 1 until graduation.
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