Posted on Dec 5, 2014
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Please maintain your military bearing and be respectful with any comments posted. Thank you.
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BG Dep. Director, Military Programs
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Regardless of whether there were officers, someone would step in to fill that policy making role - it is just human nature. If we took a bunch of E-1's and isolated them, you could come back in a few weeks and find someone acting as the officer and several as varying levels of NCO. Try reading "Lord of the Flies" for an excellent literary example.
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In a word, no.
Officers have their job - plan, prioritize, and resource.
Enlisted personnel have theirs - train and execute.

While I have done plenty of "officer business" over the years, I'll be damned if they ever do mine. I am thankful that I have officers to deal with politics, planning, and dealing with meetings so I can accomplish the necessary tasks that make my company go. I've gone without; it is not better.
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Still trying to figure out what @SGT Jason Carlson found offensive in my response.
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Whether you call them "officers" or something else, the military still needs to have leaders and organizers at a strategic level. A group of people who have the big picture and can pass down orders through a chain of command.
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