Posted on Jan 7, 2014
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Though I only have 2 years of service I have noticed a trend when it comes to commanders with the grade between 0-3 to 0-6. According to multiple people I have talked to I have been stationed at 2 horrible places (fort Irwin, Korea). I know both of these places are less than ideal to be at because of the isolation factor and it reflects by the way people carry themselves within the unit itself. I feel like morale boosters are essential in the army to help with productivity of the operational army as well as a preventative measure to ensure safety (dui, suicide/homicide), and improvement in communication  . Officers state in formations that we need to build more morale within our sections, units, and even our regiment/brigade however I never see measures put in place to build this morale whether it be organization days, b.o.s.s. events that actually make it to the unit level etc. 
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Your unit clearly needs more floggings to improve morale. 
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SPC Stephen Bobchin
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The beatings shall continue until Morale improves!
-Random Officer
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Lt Col Intelligence
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Actually, I've seen a couple of sources attribute that quote to former Canadian Prime Minister John Diefenbaker.

Boosh.
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LTC Program Manager
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I think three weekend formations a day and article 15s for anyone who rolls their eyes when reading this will help improve morale as well.
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SSG Robert Burns
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I believe Soldiers are responsible for coming up with things to build morale; just get the CO to sign off on it.  If you present your case with a good plan, give him every reason he needs to approve it.
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SSG Network Switching Systems Operator/Maintainer
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That is true SSG Burns, however it's difficult at best to get the Generation Y soldiers to come out of their rooms
voluntarily for unit activities. And
making them manditory does not help much. The unit I am
with had a Turkey bowl for
thanksgiving and that was awesome everything can be made better but the effort is
definitely there with the command team! If more command teams did things of this nature it would make "manditory fun seem less mandatory. We all know you cannot please everyone however when the boss makes attempts like that it shows.
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SSG Robert Burns
SSG Robert Burns
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You got that right.  Some of these clowns will go play video on games on their lunch instead of eating.
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SSG Network Switching Systems Operator/Maintainer
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So many of our young soldiers are computer/ gaming gurus but are awkward socially!
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So many of our young soldiers are computer/ gaming gurus but are awkward socially!
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