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I was told the other day my 5TH grade daughter did here first ESAY and it was on Veterans Day and this what she wrote.

Veterans Day

Do you know why Veterans Day is a holiday? Veterans Day is a holiday because we celebrate the people who sacrifice for our country and the purpose of Veterans Day. The people who served did a big deed for us. My Dad served for 20 years. Veterans Day is on November 11. Let me explain the history of this important day.
Veterans Day is formerly known as Armistice Day but since 1938 it has been called Veterans Day. the first Armistice Day was on November 11 1919 because of Woodrow Wilson. This holiday honored World War I Veterans. In 1938 they changed the word ''Armistice'' to "Veterans" to honor veterans of all wars. In 1975 President Ford officially made the date to celebrate this national holiday. Our veterans are honored for making sacrifices.
Many veterans have made sacrifices. Some are injured very badly and some have died. My dad joined the Army when he was 18 years old. He fought in several tours of duty, often putting his life at risk. He spent time away from his family, and had to see some unpleasant things. He now suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder because of the wars that he has gone through.
I am thankful for all of those who have served including my dad. It is important to remember why we celebrate Veterans Day and the individuals it honors. Veterans Day is very special to me because of my dad. Veterans make sacrifices so we can live in a country with freedom. I am proud of my dad and proud to be an American.
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I am looking for some advice/feedback to help strengthen my OCS packet. I am having to request two waivers in order to apply and that kind of worries me. Due to the recent change in the age limit (34 to 30) I will have to request an age waiver. I will also have to request a waiver for previously being enrolled in an officer producing course (Army ROTC), and that is what worries me the most. For a lack of better words, I was a horrible cadet. I got dis-enrolled for getting my security clearance denied (credit issues), having a low GPA (somehow ended up graduating with a degree in history with a 2.51 GPA), and failing a record APFT (yeah, I was that guy). But now I have turned things around. I fixed my credit issues and got a security clearance. I am currently pursuing a second bachelors degree in mechanical engineering, with a 3.84 GPA through 19 credit hours. And I am scoring around a 250 on average on the APFT. I know that I still have some work to do on the APFT score, but I am working on that and making progress. I feel decently confident in regards to my military career. I have served in several leadership positions, some of which were above my rank at the time, and while I may have struggled at times I learned from my mistakes and strived to exceed the standard. My service school evaluations are good, with strong comments for leadership. Overall, I know that I can't erase the negative points from my past, but I would like to think what I have accomplished since enlisting definitely shows I have grown and matured as a person and soldier.

Based on what you've read, what advice/feedback would you give me?
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My 120 day early arrival 4187 was denied by HRC there wasn't any reason noted the only thing I can think of is the fact that it was 120 days. I thought I had a pretty good reason (kids school and arriving in time to switch to 2IBCT), but hey it happens. My question is, what are the chances of a 90 day or 60 day 4187 getting approved? I have done my 4 years here at Lewis and looking to move on as soon as possible, opsec prevents me saying the other reason so what are my chances if anyone has experience with this.
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I’ve seen different schools of thought here. Some say you just need to surround yourself with the right people, while others point out that the most effective leaders have strong technical ability to fully understand problems facing their team. Curious to hear everyone’s thoughts.
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My BN S-1 cannot give me an answer. I want to help my Soldiers whenever their missed meals due to reasons beyond my control.
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All items are currently signed for by the primary armorer, but it's been proposed that it all gets split since we have two separate arms rooms. I was told that this is legit and also that it's against regs, but I have yet to find anything to support either side in 710-2 or 190-11. Any assistance would be appreciated.
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Does anyone have information, a regulation for specifically, covering BAH Rate protection for an AGR member that is Command Directed to move Duty locations but remain in the same assignment? My Unit is moving to a new bldg. in another zip code and I heard rumor that if I was commanded to move them I will keep my current BAH rate but this goes against any PCS information that I find.
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So, I've recently failed to transition to meaningful civilian employment. There seem to be a lot of resources, and I've tried to use them, but all they seem to be focused on is resume-writing.

I have no idea what my profession even is. O Net says my MOS of engineer officer translates to Project Manager, but the vast majority of my active duty time was on staff. I only had the opportunity to lead a few missions at the tail end of it - not enough to qualify to take a PMP exam. The vast majority of my experience was doing paperwork that other higher ranking officers didn't want to do. That makes me what - a secretary?

My problem stems from the fact that I'm a nickel plated pollock without any kind of pedigree. As such, I didn't have that General or Senator mentorship support, so when my battalion commander decided to make me his paperwork peon, there wasn't much I could do about it.

Such is life, rarely what you want it to be and never fair. So, I essentially needed to start all over, tried getting into the petroleum industry back in 2013 because my family is mostly in the energy industry, but that fell apart in 2015 when the fracking boom ended.

I'm running out of time, money, and patience to keep re-educating myself over and over. I can't afford to go through another educational gauntlet only to find on the other end that the industry I got into is 'kept all in the family' or that the 'job shortage' is really just managers trying to get more H1B visas, or whatever.

I've had some luck with 'headhunters' like Orion International in that they could get me interviews - but my problem is they do it en masse, and the other candidates simply have better experience to market.

I just need a good, credible, honest, source of career information so i can filter out the lies and the static and generally get myself pointed in some kind of functional direction. Does anyone have anything in mind?
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I'm at Camp Pendleton in the 52 Area, SOI, and I see a 1st Lieutenant sitting at one of the tables outside the MCX, I walked around because I didn't know if I was supposed to salute him. I tried to seem as little as possible like a shitbag, I don't know if it worked though.
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